Published Nov 01, 2005Atmosphere, that dynamic duo of emcee Slug and producer Ant are back with another collection of dope tracks for the backpacker community. Ant is handy on the boards, whipping up dense waves of psychedelic hip-hop drone for Slug to swim through as he leads us on his anxiety-ridden tales on "Panic Attack. Slug is a deft emcee, using the mundane moments of everyday life to compose comedic, head-nodding sing-a-long songs. On "Watch Out, he drops the absurdist couplets "Besides police I got no beef/Just me my beliefs and my bad teeth and "Caught between the vice and the ad-vice/Drunk, walking out in traffic just to fly kites. As he explains, he stitched together a style from LL Cool J (before he started singing to girls), Big Daddy Kane, KRS One and others, but filtered through a white kid those styles make for an idiosyncratic style. "Musical Chairs and "Hockey Hair are topics that dont get play in the mainstream, but here they capture the original boom-bap that went missing from rap so long ago. For those who crave something with more soul, its time to get onboard with the two of the undergrounds funkiest.