Atmosphere headlines at The Rialto
The Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson is the place to be this weekend for a rad concert experience. Atmosphere will be the headlining act this Sunday night, and won’t likely disappoint.
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minn., the underground hip-hop duo will be continuing its North of Hell Tour. The dope duo is comprised of rapper MC Sean “Slug” Daley and producer Anthony “Ant” Davis. The pair has been preaching its conscientious message about the tenuous social climates of the modern world since 1989. Their lyrics speak to the struggles of daily life, like relationships with lovers and family members, but are told in the captivating storytelling style of rap.
“Slug” and “Ant” first formed their friendship after high school. After dabbling with various other hip-hop projects prior to creating Atmosphere, they decided to drop “urban” from their name. Slug’s raps have been described as introspective and self-analytical, while Ant has produced nearly every album the group has created together. The two have been so prolific, they have released six popular studio albums.
“I first saw Atmosphere at the Rialto Theatre my junior year of high school,” said Selene Brambl, a pre-public health junior. “They’re really talented rappers with really good flow and super intense lyrics; it should be a really good show.”
Their latest album, Southsiders, was released to generally positive reviews on May 6. Capturing the emotions surrounding the importance of family and transitioning into the role of a father, Southsiders depicts the nostalgia of life prior to responsibility and the subsequent maturity growing up entails.
Prof, Dem Atlas and DJ Fundo are accompanying them on their tour. Dem Atlas, also a Minneapolis-based rapper, is probably best known for his single “Charlie Brown.” DJ Fundo, who works under the Stophouse Music Group label, will be opening for them at the Rialto.
Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are between $20 and $29. Since it’s the first week of classes, students should take advantage of this music before the semester sucks them into academia.
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