For many years, the long-running Minneapolis duo Atmopshere was one of the most reliable touring groups on the rap internet, though I thought they lost a step when they added a live band to their stage show. So it was cool to see that they reverted to a one-rapper/two-DJs setup when they served as musical guest on Conan last night. They performed the dramatic “Kanye West,” the single from their new album Southsiders, and they brought some serious presence. Slug, it turns out, is the sort of rapper who can actually get away with using a mic stand, which always looks weird for some reason. Watch the performance below.
Southsiders is out now on Rhymesayers.