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Atmosphere Warmed up Winter on the Rocks, but Not Enough to Save It

2 years ago by Taylor Heussner
Winter on the Rocks featured eight, yes eight, hip-hop groups to keep the cold crowd occupied.
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Slug of Atmosphere: We're not scared of Colorado in January

9 years ago by Britt Chester
Sean Daley is family man. He's got a cat, a wife, two children and a house, and he just took his first family vacation, to a small island in the Gulf of Mexico. The music world, of course, knows Daley better as Slug from the Minneapolis-based rap group Atmosphere, an...
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What the World Lost When Rapper Eyedea Died in His Sleep

4 years ago by Tom Murphy
When Michael “Eyedea” Larsen passed away in his sleep, on October 16, 2010, the world lost one of its great musical talents.
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The ten greatest Midwest rappers of all time

7 years ago by Noah Hubbell
The Midwest is the bastard child of the American rap scene at large -- unsung and independent, with a massive chip on its shoulder. The most talented artists from the Midwest have succeeded each with their own unique style and flavor, regardless of what was making money elsewhere in the...
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The Ten Commandments of Freestyle Rap

5 years ago by Chaz Kangas
If you've ever caught freestyle rap action in person, there's a chance you've been curious to try it out. The bigger names in indie rap, like New York's Homeboy Sandman, Slug of Atmosphere, and Los Angeles' Open Mike Eagle, have made freestyling a regular part of their live shows. It's...
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Anticon co-founder Sole finds inspiration in Denver's activists

6 years ago by Tom Murphy
I look at it like I'm leaving a trail of crumbs," says artist, label founder and Denver transplant Tim Holland about the dense, politically informed content of his lyrics. "I'm referencing books, authors, ideas, concepts and historical moments the same way that Boogie Down Productions, X Clan and Public Enemy...
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Atmosphere at the Ogden Theatre, 9/21/12

8 years ago by Britt Chester
ATMOSPHERE @ OGDEN THEATRE | 9/21/12 If a journey through the archives of Atmosphere's extensive music history wasn't enough to blow the pants off a sold-out Ogden, then a freestyle session to close the night certainly was. What started as a subtle track laid down by the beat-boxing loop master...
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Atmosphere

15 years ago by Michael Roberts
At a time when hip-hop is mostly concerned with escapism, the song "That Night" is an enormous exception. It concerns Marissa Mathy-Zvaifler, a sixteen-year-old who was slain a few hours after a 2003 Atmosphere show in Albuquerque, and rapper Slug doesn't hide behind metaphors. Sample couplet: "He raped and killed...
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Prime Element is a hip-hop act that's more concerned with being timeless than relevant

7 years ago by Noah Hubbell
Prime Element began as 3 the Hardway, three hip-hop heads -- an MC, a producer and a DJ -- devoted to celebrating a culture they love through positivity, hard work and great music. Their name has obviously since changed, as has their label affiliation since Set in Stone, their last...
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Disarming lyrics and vivid imagery make Danny Vincennie Extra Kool

8 years ago by Tom Murphy
I don't lie in my music," says Danny Vincennie. "I don't exaggerate shit, and if it didn't happen to me, you're not going to hear about it." Vincennie, who has been performing under the moniker Extra Kool since going solo after the 2006 split of his long-running Optik Fusion Embrace...

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