Amazing that Babu put up a video of Atmosphere performing at Lollapalooza earlier. Not saying that I was there but…oh yeah…I was! To get you all on your Midwest Hip Hop tip this weekend, you simply have to watch the above video of Eyedea (R.I.P) and Slug (from Atmosphere) kicking a ridiculous freestyle with Sway. It’s dated, yes, but it is honestly one of the most fulfilling videos I have ever seen. Give it a view!
In honor of Atmosphere‘s tour starting today, here is one of my favorite cuts off of their new album, The Family Sign (released this past April). The wildly popular duo from Minnesota–comprised of rapper Slug and DJ/Producer Ant–are really talented and one of my favorite hip hop groups. The midwestern spirit resonates loudly with all of Atmosphere’s music and if you’re from the midwest, you already know what that means. I was actually fortunate to have seen Atmosphere perform at Lollapalooza and they killed it. I’m hoping to catch them again when they perform in Madison, WI on 9.13.11 as a part of their The Family Vacation Tour. Oh yeah, and Babu’s boy Prof will be there, as well.
Peep the rest of the tour schedule to see if they’re rolling through your hood, below!
08.22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo: Buy Tickets | RSVP
08.24 – South Lake Tahoe, NV @ Montbleu Resort: Buy Tickets | RSVP
08.25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Civic Auditorium: Buy Tickets | RSVP
08.26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre: Buy Tickets | RSVP
08.27 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre: Buy Tickets | RSVP
08.28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Convention Center: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.13 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.14 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.15 – Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.16 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.18 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.20 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.26 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
09.27 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown*: Buy Tickets | RSVP
*without Prof and DJ Babu
Atmosphere, one of Rhymesayers finest, just dropped the music video to The Last To Say. Like most of his work, there’s a lot of emotion packed into the 4 minutes and 15 seconds. The Last to say is off of The Family Sign, which was released earlier this year. As you can see, this song’s about the vicious cycle of domestic abuse. When interviewed by MTV this is what Slug (emcee) had to say, “This is a song that I’ve wanted to write for a long time, and I guess I’ve been waiting for the proper music to join it. So when Anthony (Ant) handed me this beat, I felt like this could be the opportunity,”