It’s Friday night. It’s lovely outside. I’ve been trying to write something informative and newsy ... but I can’t concentrate long enough to finish a coherent serious sentence. I’m restless and in the mood for some people-watching.
If you’re similarly stuck inside in front of your computer on this balmy evening, itchily unable to satisfy your voyeuristic urges, I offer this clever timelapse creation by Jeff Deasom as a meager solution.
Last night Minneapolis hip-hop group Atmosphere played at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Among the supporting acts were rapper Evidence and DJ Babu, both known for their work with Dilated Peoples. More photos after the jump. For higher-res photos, click here.
Minneapolis rapper Slug (aka Sean Daley) has been at the forefront of underground rap so long it's hard for hip-hop heads to remember when Atmosphere wasn't a household name. Backed by DJ and producer Ant, Slug created a revolution of emotionally raw lyricism wherein his unbridled ego—and the defense mechanisms and underpinnings that created it—were ever-present. More than 20 years down the road, his discography is as much the soundtrack of a generation and subculture as it is a catalogue of desperate but defiant barstool poetry. In advance of a show at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Slug spoke with the Alibi.