Atmosphere is an American hip hop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug and DJ/producer Ant.
Sean Daley and Derek Turner met in high school. The two took the names Slug and D-Spawn,
as rapper names. They initially performed under the name "Mental Subjects", before changing the name
to "A Rhythmic Culture", and finally settling on "Urban Atmosphere".
Slug was introduced to the producer Ant after they went to his house to record a track.
Eventually the group dropped the "Urban" from their name.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Sab the Artist, Murs, P.O.S, Eyedea & Abilities, Blueprint, Living Legends, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, Sage Francis, Grieves, MF Doom, Evidence, Mac Lethal, Doomtree, Felt
Slug (Sean Daley)
Ant (Anthony Davis)
Spawn (Derek Turner)
If I was just another guy putting out records on an indie label, I could probably still be frustrated with whats going on. But Im in a position to have a little more control over the direction I go. The next step is to take our label and make it the way that other labels dont make it. So that cats are never frustrated with us, the way you could be frustrated with your major or your indie label.
Id pretty much tell them to grow up, and dont worry about it. If you found a cure to a disease would you only share it with your friends?
The revolution has to start personally. You cant save the world or even your block until you save yourself. Cats need to quit separating themselves from each other when theyre all kind of on the same team.
Nominated for MTVu Woodie of the Year Award for "Say Hey There"