I just jumped into it yesterday, and I’m starting to feel it. I may have to take back my statement that Blackalicious’ The Craft is the lone standout hip-hop album of the year. I always feel like I have to be in a certain mood to listen to Slug, but I think the guy is a talent sorely needed in the genre. (Despite what Pitchfork says; by the way, I’m giving Pitchfork a 0.4 for that really lame play-on words to open the review.)
Be sure to check the track That Night, which recounts the story of a 16-year-old girl who was raped and killed at an Atmosphere show in Albuquerque. Read a news story about the incident here.
Atmosphere | Get Fly
Atmosphere | That Night