Posts Tagged ‘slug’

Take It Personal (Ep 19: Atmosphere Tribute) with Slug

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Over the past two decades, Atmosphere has been touring the globe, making music, making fans and one member, especially, making babies. Hailing outta Minneapolis, Slug and Ant aren’t just a group, they’re Minnesota Nice! The slept-on beatmaker and storyteller have accumulated copious amounts of success throughout the years, so it was time Take It Personal took you on a tribute trip down Atmosphere lane. We cover the classics, the obscure, fan favorites and even some collaborations. We promise you, there will never be another Atmosphere tribute quite like this one. To further cement that, we invited Slug on the show to break bread with us. The 2-part interview plays throughout this 4+ hour tribute show. We delve into a different side of Sean Daley. We talk Al Franken, ironically, a day before the allegations came out. We talk critics, family, touring, Soundset, DJ Premier and some crazy stories like the time Rick Rubin was courting them. When you think Minnesota musicians, you immediately think of Prince, The Time, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and probably Bob Dylan, but after this show, we have to think Atmosphere will be right there with them.

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Fuck Slug (Atmosphere)

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

That is what I used to say years ago. We’ve all done it, right? Writing off a rapper before even giving them a shot. In hip-hop it’s way too easy (and fun) to discriminate, to the point it’s to be expected. This is how we sift out the insignificant, the insufficient and the imitators. While the light was dimming on the Golden Era, the indie tide starting rippling. Ever since hip-hop began, the indie movement has always been prevalent. But it wasn’t until the mid 90s where we suddenly witnessed the effects Al Gore had on us. When sites such as HipHopsite had us refreshing for their News On The DL or when Ed and his mother would take their lackadaisical approach at fulfilling our orders at Sandboxautomatic, we were married to the internet. Many groups came and went by ways of the internet. The outlet was not only substantial, but it allowed anyone with an ounce of aspiration to partake in our culture.

For many of us, we grew up in a distinguish era with a familiar sound. Not everybody could get us open like Black Moon. There is a difference in being observant and being tolerant. I knew what was talking place, I just had no interest in entertaining it. I came from a time where rappers looked a certain way, played a certain way and spoke a certain way. Call it complacent, I call it comfort.
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All-Time Favorites

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We asked a few T.R.O.Y. friends what some of their all-time favorites are from singles, remixes, b-sides, LP’s, to even their own personal tracks. For those wanting to learn more our friends click on their name to be redirected to their site.

–Philaflava



Slug
Favorite 12″ – Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite B-Side – Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
Favorite LP – LL Cool J – Bigger And Deffer

Supastition
Favorite 12″ Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Favorite B-SideDoug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite LPPublic Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Favorite Personal Track Fountain of Youth (The Deadline) & Change of Heart (Kam Moye EP)

Favorite 12″ – EPMD – So Whatcha Sayin’
Favorite Remix – Redman – Rocafellla (Remix)
Favorite LP – Redman – Dare Iz A Darkside
Favorite Personal Track – Tame One – Black Flowerz (unreleased)


Favorite Remix – Jeru The Damaja – You Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Organized Konfusion – Extinction Agenda
Favorite Personal Track – Vakill – Serpant And The Rainbow

Alaska

Favorite 12″ – Gang Starr – Take It Personal/DWYCK
Favorite Remix – Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – Nation of Millions
Favorite Personal Track – Hangar 18 – Sad

Domino (Hieroglyphics)
Favorite B-Side – Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions…
Favorite Non-Hip Hop LP – The Beatles – Abbey Road
Favorite Personal Track – Hieoglyphic – After Dark

Opio (Hieroglyphics)
Favorite 12″ – Run-DMC – My Adidas/Peter Piper
Favorite B-Side – De La Soul – Brainwashed Follower (Me, Myself & I 12″)
* You had to put the needle to the vinyl in a specific groove to play the C side.
Favorite LP – Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions… & Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted

Favorite Personal Track – Hieroglyphics – Oakland Blackouts

Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love

Favorite BSide Public Enemy “B-Side Wins Again” (“Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos” was the A-side)
Favorite LP Stevie Wonder
Talking Book
Impossible to decide best 12” . . .

Favorite 12″ – Rakim – Know The Ledge


L.G.
Favorite
12″ EPMD -You Gots To Chill
Favorite B-SideBig Daddy Kane Just Rhymin With Biz
Favorite RemixJeru Da Damaja- Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP Dr.Dre The Chronic
Favorite Personal Track Ill Al Skratch – Where’s My Homies

Superstar Quamallah
Favorite 12″ – Run-DMC – It’s Like That/Sucka MC’s”

Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Mobb Deep – The Infamous
Favorite Personal TrackSuperstar Is in Ya Town


Favorite 12″ Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
Favorite Remix – Casual – That’s How It Is (Remix)

Favorite LP Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions…

Favorite 12″ Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – Ice Cube – Death Certificate
Favorite Non-Hip Hop LP – James Brown – Hell

Fredwreck
Favorite 12″Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force Planet Rock
Favorite LP – The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better

Favorite Remix A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix)
Favorite Personal Track – Kurupt & DPG – Represent That G.C.


Tonedeff
Favorite 12″ – Art of Noise – Into Battle
Favorite Remix – Common – Soul By The Pound (Thump Remix)
Favorite LP – CunninLynguists – A Piece of Strange
Favorite Personal Track – Optimist

Poison Pen
Favorite 12″ –
Audio Two – Top Billin’
Favorite B-Side – Smooth Da Hustle feat. Trigger Tha Gambler – Broken Language
Favorite Remix – Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm (Remix) feat. Lil Kim
Favorite LP – N.W.A. – Efil4zaggin
Favorite Personal Track – Bed Stuy BestBuy

Tony D
Favorite 12″ – Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – T.R.O.Y..
Favorite Remix – Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Favorite LP – A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Favorite Personal Track – Poor Righteous Teachers – Roc Dis Funky Joint


Tone B. Nimble (All Natural)
Favorite 12″ –
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down
Favorite Remix – Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over (Large Professor Remix)
Favorite LP –
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders