Say what you want about Atmosphere, and maybe you have. But now you can say that in this moment and time, the group are about to release a new album that serves as nothing more than a way to expand their fanbase, growing wider every minute. The new one will be called The Family Sign, and once again they’re working with Rhymesayers, one of the few hip-hop labels today that continue to do things right for their artists and the music.
Along with Slug and Ant, Atmosphere consists of guitarist Nate Collis and keyboardist Erick Anderson, and who knows, with more people becoming in tune with Atmosphere, they may become a Ginger Baker-style Air Force by the end of this year, who knows. Slug remains one of the best MC’s out there today, period, and this new album is just additional threads to the hip-hop freak flag they are contributing to, and I am forever thankful for their determination to make potentially great music. Well, I think it’s good and obviously fans do too, otherwise they would’ve wrapped this up years ago. Nonetheless, April 12th is the release date for the new album, etch that in your noggin.