The title of the Atmosphere: Southsiders is inspired by Slug and Ant intention to represent the south side of Minneapolis. Slug and Ant have lived and worked in the south side of Minneapolis. Typical or rap artists, representing your area is a way of giving back to the neighbourhood that supported you. In this case, Southsiders defines the rappers.
The artists began their career as a trio in 1989 before it remained a duo. Judging by their duration in their rap careers, the duo love the music and do it for the fun of it. The rappers have matured in their trade and have grown finer like wine with time. Their album Southsiders is a big contrast from The family Sign in all aspects.
This album is the seventh studio album of the duo. Since its release in May 6th 2014, the album has received a number of reviews most of the being favorable reviews. While The family Sign was all about family with the cover picture being Daley’s (Slug) newborn second child, Southsiders from its title is about the artists and their stories.
Southsiders takes a different angle to the story. The first track titles “Camera Thief” is about the musician. It tells a story where Slug is in the kitchen with is children. The story can be connected to “ Angelface” from his earlier album You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having. The self-loathing and relish is still dominant in the album. His rendition of his life is deep unlike typical rappers. He does not focus on the surface material issues.
The other tracks in the album are “ Arthur’s Song,” “Bitter,” “Fortunate,” and “My Lady Got Two Men.” If you assess the titles of the track, you will realize that it is more about the lives of the artists. It is the story of a person communicating his life to the world. Only in this case, you get a chance to have the story in rhyme and style.