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Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9 - EP

Atmosphere

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For as long as people enjoy July, Sad Clown Bad Summer will have a home. Atmosphere’s 2007 five-song release is one of the rare EPs that functions as a complete album despite its abbreviated length. In tribute to the titular season, Slug and Ant embrace the prototypical themes of summertime rap music — warm beats based on vintage disco, combined with nostalgic memories of good times — but as with all of Atmosphere’s music, there is a subtext to the music. Of course, these work as bright, beautiful cruising songs, perfect for the dog days of summer, but listen closely and you’ll hear Slug rhyming about hangovers (“Sunshine”), the fear and nervousness of a first crush (“The Number One”), and the illicit thrill of a joyride (“Don’t Forget”). The songs offer something deeper than warm weather tunes — you get a true taste of memory, sadness and regret and odors included. Without relying on simple sentimentality, Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9 offers a sense of what lies beneath the summertime experience.

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Oustanding

Slug is growing up. I love it. This EP has super tight beats, impeccable flows, and doesn't waste any time or space. If you got 5 bucks and need some great hiphop look no further. His FELT buddy, MURS should take a cue from Slug and rap from his heart. That dreadlocks single.. eww. This however, is a well thought out, well put together piece of music. Cop it, y'all.

Eh...

I love Atmosphere as much as anyone, and the beats and Slug's rhymes sound really tight, without a doubt...At the same time, c'mon. What's with the nostalgia in favor of the subversive, edgy lyrics? I prefer Slug's angst to him singing about the Sunshine and his first girlfriend. Someone give Slug more crap to work out over beats. Dude's at his best when he's at his worst. By a landslide.

finally!

If you love Atmosphere, this is the album for you! New beats, new lyrics, new feel... same great passion and intensity. I saw them perform Sunshine at the Paid Dues Tour which ran this summer and I'm looking forward to the tour promoting this cd right now! I'm so proud of Slug for writing music that is strong but not necessarily angry!! This is for all the people who are a little jarred by his intensity..

Biography

Formed: 1998 in Minneapolis, MN

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Atmosphere are a hip-hop group from Minneapolis centering around rapper Slug (aka Sean Daley). The son of a black father and a white mother who divorced when he was a teenager, Slug became entranced with hip-hop, graffiti, and breakdancing, and formed the Rhymesayers collective with two high-school friends — Siddiq Ali (Stress) and Derek Turner (Spawn). After some early gigs as Urban Atmosphere, where Slug DJed behind Spawn's rhyming, the pair hooked up with producer Ant (Anthony Davis), as...
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