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Review: Atmosphere, “To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy”

Atmosphere, To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy Rhymesayers Entertainment Slug may never get recognized as one of hip-hop’s greatest storytellers, but he deserves to be. The Minneapolis rapper excels at the confessional, rhyming first-person narratives so vivid … Continue reading

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Atmosphere still on tour for “When God Gives You Lemons”

Over a year and a half after Atmosphere’s first Billboard top five hit, When God Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold, the group is still touring behind the album. They don’t get the critical respect they deserve, but … Continue reading

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Atmosphere back on the road

In April, Minneapolis “emo rap” pioneers Atmosphere will embark on its annual tour.  Titled the When God Gives You Ugly tour, it promotes last year’s When God Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold and this year’s reissue of … Continue reading

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Atmosphere paint the nation

Next month, Atmosphere will launch its first extensive national tour for its hit album, If Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold. Slug & Ant (that is, if Ant goes out on the road this time) has been … Continue reading

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Atmosphere previews “Lemons” with U.S. tour

Atmosphere, the dynamic tandem of rapper Slug and producer Ant, will celebrate the release of their highly-anticipated album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold with a relatively brief U.S. tour. As one of the great hip-hop … Continue reading

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Atmosphere produces “Lemons”

Atmosphere is set to release its first album since 2005’s underrated You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having. On April 22, the Minneapolis, Minn. group drops When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold through its Rhymesayers … Continue reading

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Live Review: “Everybody Loves a Clown Tour,” 10/22 at Metro

Max Herman takes in the scene at the Chicago stop for the “Everybody Loves a Clown Tour,” the latest traveling circus featuring Rhymesayers figureheads Atmosphere. Continue reading

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Atmosphere returns to the road

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It’s an annual tradition. Every year, Minneapolis heroes Atmosphere head out on the road, bringing their brand of emotional hip-hop to American youth everywhere. This year has been a relatively quiet one so far, though. Slug and Ant (who just produced Brother Ali’s critically acclaimed The Undisputed Truth) have been hard at work on their sixth album, When Life Gives You Lemons…, which is tentatively set for release next spring.

Earlier this month Atmosphere issued an EP on its Rhymesayers label, Sad Clown Bad Summer, to tide their fans over. They also scheduled a month-long jaunt. But this tour won’t aim at the indie-rap loving Emo’s clubs of the world. Instead, the group will head to secondary markets like Lubbock, Tex. and Santa Cruz, Calif. Fans in those cities will get a nice package, since Portland goth-rappers Grayskul, living legend Luckyiam, and Minneapolis upstart Mac Lethal will be joining them. (September 6 update: New dates have been added below.)

Tour dates are below. Try to purchase your tickets through Atmosphere’s Ducat King vendor; it will contribute a dollar towards victims of the recent I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis for every ticket sold.

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