i am actually primarily a fan of punk rock, old school rock, electronic music, indy and yada yada.
the point is, just because I like those subgenres, it doesn't mean that i can't like something as great as this just because it falls under the stamp of "hip-hop"
it's just music. and what's more, it's good music.
I don't know what that girl from Chicago was going on about because DUH the Roots are much more mainstream than Atmosphere at this point in time anyway! She obviously doesn't know what she's talking about.
It seems she doesn't know much about this group's history either... because if she did, she would have a different story to tell.
As soon as I heard their latest single on MTV (WEEIIIRD), the last source I would have expected to pick their stuff up from, I knew I had to buy it!! :)
I usually get the latest from my friends or Treehouse Records
(MN REPRESENT!), but either way, I reccommend that you do yourself a favor and buy this album today.
I also highly recommend Overcast, Lucy Ford, two of my favorite albums.
Because regardless of whether you like that they are being played on MTV or not (commercialism central at it's absolute corporate worst), they deserve their success, as I have seen them struggle to balance things out for years trying just to make it in South Minneapolis. They were part "the soundtrack to our lives" back then. I remember seeing Slug and Eyedea freestyle about two years ago at First Ave. That was awesome. Anyway...
I know every lyric to Lucy Ford almost.. with that being said,
they deserve to be big with the genious that Slug spits.
Bigger than guns..
Bigger than cigarettes.