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December 4, 2008 Last year, Mark Wheat of The Current proclaimed the album dead. So instead of creating a list of top 10 full-length records, he's documenting the year in music with the perfect 10-song mixtape playlist.
July 15, 2008 In a rare acoustic performance, the hip-hop group Atmosphere performs with just an acoustic guitar and two voices. Frontman Slug is a Minneapolis native with an inspiring message, especially on Atmosphere's new album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That S--- Gold.
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June 12, 2008 While Atmosphere's new album frequently profiles bums, junkies, and promiscuous women, "In Her Music Box" paints a tender portrait of a young, adoring daughter. She and her dad are connected by their love of rap music, and in between trips to McDonald's and the car wash, they sing in their Buick.
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