Atmosphere (Band)

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    May 16, 2014

    Understanding New Japan Wrestling via Hip-Hop

    This Saturday, May 17th, the Hammerstein Ballroom will play host to an exciting historic night in professional wrestling. New Japan Pro Wrestling, the second biggest wrestling company on the planet, will be facing off against respected American wrestling promotion Ring of Honor for a rare cross-prom ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Creature of Rebelmatic: The Patriarch of NYC's Hip-Hop Underground

    Opening for Kool AD this Thursday night at Webster Hall is hip-hop-infused punk outfit Rebelmatic, a group fronted by MC and DIY-innovator Creature, a face familiar to anyone who's ever even walked near a hip-hop event in New York City in the past two decades. From his '90s output with his group Tri ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Props to the Pops: A Father's Day Hip-Hop Playlist

    As you're probably aware, this Sunday is hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur's birthday. But you might not know it also happens to be Father's Day, the day of the year we set aside to give our Dads thanks for all the great Dad-stuff that they've done for us. While the hip-hop canon has largely dealt with over ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Critics Need to Lay Off Macklemore

    The recently-crowned number one song in the country, as you probably know, is a Seattle-based white independent hip-hop artist's ode to shopping at thrift stores. I'm not sure exactly how the stars aligned and/or what Illuminati clerical error caused it to happen, but "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Live: Machine Gun Kelly Is The Valedictorian Of XXL's Freshman Class

    XXL Freshman Class 2012: Don Trip, Kid Ink, Iggy Azalea, Roscoe Dash, Macklemore, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Future, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly Best Buy Theater Monday, April 9 Better than: Ten rappers you're completely unfamiliar with. Every year, XXL selects a group of rappers to label as "fres ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Q&A: El-P On "Rush Over BKLYN" And His Friend Mr. Dibbs

    One of the most respected turntable artists in the independent hip-hop world, Brad Forste's fierce, punk-like approach to scratching always pushed each set he DJed right up to the line of pandemonium. On more than one occasion I have seen Forste, apparently unsatisfied with the crowd's energy, cut u ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    The Ten Best Musician/Comic Artist Friendships

    Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing" Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008

    Atmosphere's When Life Gives You Lemons . . .

    Ostensibly mature indie-rappers woo baristas, unconvincingly

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    April 27, 2008

    Tonight: Atmosphere at Webster Hall

    Hip-hop's TBS If you still subscribe to Chuck D's well-worn "rap-as-black-CNN" metaphor, then reflective Twin Cities duo Atmosphere might be thought of as hip-hop's TBS during a Grace Under Fire marathon. Touring in support of their latest album, When Life Gives You Lemons, Record a Track with TV o ... More >>

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    July 18, 2006

    A Month on the Town

    The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days

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    September 6, 2005
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    February 3, 2004

    On Da Corner Worldwide

    Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People

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    November 4, 2003

    Ugly Details Not Omitted

    Both Slug and Ant make both hard work and hard times sing

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    October 7, 2003
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    October 1, 2002
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    July 23, 2002
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    June 25, 2002
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    March 19, 2002

    Room for the Occasion

    Working Professionals Defeat Doom on Two Benefit Comps

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    August 7, 2001