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NAS, Wiz Khalifa, Cypress Hill, and The Grouch & Eligh are just a few of the artists who are joining us this year for +Soundset. tickets go on sale this saturday at 11 am cst.
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seven's travels ten year anniversary edition vinyl coming soon.
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Great album, still gets regular rotation in my playlists. Big ups Atmosphere, big ups Slug and Ant, big ups to the whole Rhymesayers crew, you are all an inspiration to us MidWest Hip-Hoppers! Much Love!
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everyone is asking us about this 9/28 thing. let's break it down real quick. on september 28th +Rhymesayers Entertainment will be releasing the first "lyric series" shirt featuring three lines from godlovesugly. only 500 of each shirt will be made, and there will also be 100 letter press prints of each design available as well. i hope to see y'all at +Fifth Element  on saturday the 28th from 2pm-5pm central. these pieces will also be available online during that time. get all the info here: http://bit.ly/181xq5M
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Wish you had women's shirt ._.
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This is so dope. Damn!
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Pigeons and Planes top 25 atmosphere songs: http://bitly.com/PigeonsPlanesATMtop25. what would your number 1 be?
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To all my friends
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southsiders. coming may 6th. pre-order now.

Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/Southsiders
iTunes: http://bit.ly/South_iTunes
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This is really an awesome album!! Love you guys +Atmosphere​ !! Lovin' the newer stuff too. Y'all never disappoint. Thank you for all the years of wonderful music. Looking forward to many more years. 💜
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9/28 - we'll see y'all at Fifth Element on saturday starting at 2pm central. a limited amount of shirts and prints will also be online at http://fifthelementonline.com. http://instagram.com/p/eqA7YsmLyT/
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watch this video, and then come hang out with us on the 28th of september at FIfth Element for the first +Rhymesayers Entertainment lyric series shirt launch: http://bit.ly/16PrZGE
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let me tell you about the last few years
pulled out a bag full of sampson's hair
put it on the dashbosrd like a dansing bear
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thanks to everyone who participated in this summer's fun. 
fans, crew, and musicians. we can't do it without y'all.
good friends, good times.
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Yeah buddy, I was there at the mesa, az show!!
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Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks to the duo’s indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their galvanizing artist-owned label Rhymesayers (MF Doom, Aesop Rock), they’re still pushing the boundaries of what indie rap can mean.

 

It’s with that overachieving-underdog spirit that MC Sean “Slug” Daley and producer Anthony “Ant” Davis have named Atmosphere’s eighth studio album Southsiders (out May 6), a shout-out to their native neighborhood. Because, says Slug, “We have spent the majority of our career — God, we can call it a career! — repping the south side of Minneapolis pretty hard.”

 

While Southsiders is a celebration of the group’s fortitude, it is also a deeply introspective, and sometimes conflicted, work. “It’s a natural progression from the last record, The Family Sign, which was about growing my family,” says Slug, now a father to three, who finds himself contemplating mortality. “I’m starting to think, ‘What is post–family man? What am I supposed to rap about now?’ I’m sticking to my roots, rapping about what I’m doing, what I think about. This record is — much like the other ones — a very detailed look at my life.”

 

The album captures everything from a blazing, anthemic takedown in “Southsiders,” to the ebb-and-flow of loss in the sauntering “Arthur’s Song,” to emotional abandon in the rousing “Kanye West.” The latter — and its mantra, “put your hands in the air like you really do care” — is a high-five to the rapper whose emotional reactions are often misperceived as not caring. Say Slug, “I wanted to write a song about loving something so much that you submit to the moment."

 

All told, Southsiders took about ten months to complete. During that time, “I spent a lot of time agonizing over every detail, every word,” Slug says. He and Ant started out writing together in a Minneapolis basement. But these days, they trade tracks back and forth over email, with Ant triggering the creative flow by offering skeletons of songs.

 

Where Slug is the stalwart perfectionist, Ant persists as his healthy foil, finding beauty in sonic flaws. Says Slug: “He gives me the room to be as anal as I can be, even though he’s usually like, ‘Okay man, it’s okay. Let it go.’ He is the voice of reason I listen to.” Ant’s behind-the-board acumen is also key to Atmosphere’s unique sound: the live instrumentations provide vibrant tonal contrast to Slug’s often-weighty subject matter. Such as in album’s first single, “Bitter”: A condemnation of self-entitlement, it’s set, intriguingly, against sly synth percolations.

 

Much of Slug’s songwriting agony stems from his need to translate things he relates to into universal messages — which is why even after all these years, Atmosphere remains relevant in the rap game. “Do I want to leave a legacy of, ‘Oh, that guy was really dope. He figured out how to rhyme astral projections with gastral infections’? Or do I want to be a positive energy source for the movement in general?” Slug says. “There is purpose behind what I do than just talking about me.” And how does that impact his rhymes now? “Well,” he points out, “I have to keep things realistic: making sure the gross stuff represented itself as gross, and that the beautiful stuff stays beautiful.”