Atmosphere – “Kanye West” Apr08

Atmosphere – “Kanye West”...

Pigeons and Planes has a revealing feature with MPLS rap veterans preceding the release of the 8th album, Southsiders. When we first saw the tracklist for Southsiders, the title “Kanye West” had a lot of people wondering. Well, here it is. “I wanted to write a song about loving something so much that you submit to the moment,” says Slug. For a rap act who I have really tried in vain to champion amongst my friends, I was initially put off the use of another act’s name to gain traction. I get the song, which I also really like. Ant’s production is still a great fit for Slug’s everyman storytelling without being droll. But I also get 21st century marketing. I want Atmosphere to get as much as shine as possible. (Pigeons and...