Atmosphere kicks off their Europe leg of the North of Hell Tour starting next week on 2nd Oct in Glasgow, Scotland and then continues with a further five gigs across the UK. The crew will be hitting the US starting again on 1st Nov headlining Freakfest in Madison, WI. Atmosphere have been in the game for twenty years now and so this should be a slick show benefitting for their copious experience. For some laid back and cerebral Hip Hop make sure you get to a gig.
Atmosphere plans to bring their brand of literate, forward-thinking hip-hop to the masses this summer with the announcement of their upcoming "When God Gives You Ugly" tour (dates below). Slug and Ant will be rocking venues throughout the continent in celebration of the reissue of their critically acclaimed record God Loves Ugly and the recent release of their sixth studio album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.
With the release of their 6th album, Atmosphere have come a long way since ‘Overcast’. Now recording with live instruments and touring with a band, they have upgraded their sound for ‘When Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold’, and even got Tom Waits to do some beatboxing on there.
Atmosphere are bringing out a new TV Show, well YouTube Show, called Paint It Gold. In the coming weeks, rapper Slug and producer Ant will be answering your questions on each episode, with the best question of each week bringing the winner a free copy of the new album When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold when it's released on April 21st. Let Slug tell you more:
Minneapolis hip hop kingpins Atmosphere are now in the country. The duo are releasing their new album “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold” in April on Rhymesayers Entertainment and are over on Monday February 18th for an exclusive listening session which is a chance to hear the new album in full at The Social in London.
Slug and producer Ant are set to release their highly anticipated sixth official studio album When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold on April 21st 2008. The acclaimed Minneapolis-based hip hop group have performed over 2000 shows and sold well over one million units worldwide as the flagship artist on the independent label Rhymesayers Entertainment.
Imagine how many cigarettes, beers, tour dates, international flights, all-night drives, backstage shenanigans, countless hours in a van, low-budget hotel rooms, notebooks filled with lyrics and endless hours of recording sessions have been consumed, experienced and sustained by Atmosphere over the course eight years?