Mar 13, 2009

Atmosphere: Rap without the 'C'

Rap Music. Some wouldn't call it music at all. Others are under the saddening delusion that is the only kind of music out there and that other styles are boring. Rap is probably the most 'love it or hate it' kind of music next to country. So in short, the first Country-Rap artist is going to have a huge following and also a large amount of people that want to kill him.

All this to say that in my tireless search for new music I ran across a Rap (well, technically Hip-Hop) artist whose music and lyrics I really enjoy. They are called 'Atmosphere' and they're not your typical sex, drugs, and killing policemen rappers. Their music is Not some hommies in large headphones that sit at turntables pressing buttons that will blow out your sub-woofers. Lyrically, they sing about the honest truth of the way things are in this world and not about dance floors, getting head, booties, or how many fancy things they own. They bring us back to the roots of rap music, which started in the inner city and dealt with the hardships of inner city life.

But don't take my word for it. If you're feeling adventurous click on the video below. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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