Slug's 10 Best Deep Cuts

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Atmosphere frontman Slug -- known to his parents and the IRS as Sean Daley -- is one of the most prodigious artists working in the Minnesota music scene. In his 26-year career, the Rhymesayers Entertainment co-founder has released 26 LPs and EPs, along with a slew of features that runs the gamut from DJ Murge to MF DOOM.

During that time, Slug's become an almost ubiquitous presence in the Twin Cities, headlining bonkers homecoming gigs at First Ave as well as his perennial Soundset festival in Shakopee. Even if they're not fans of hip-hop, most Minnesotan's recognize the charismatic emcee and his marquee songs, like "Modern Man's Hustle" and "Always Coming Back Home to You." However, not as many are familiar with the beatnik mood music he made with Deep Puddle Dynamics, or the rough cuts he tracked alongside members of the Orphanage.

In our ongoing celebration of Rhymesayers' 20th anniversary, Gimme Noise decided to look back through Slug's catalog to find some of the lesser-known greatest hits.

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Atmosphere to unveil new album Southsiders in May

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The eighth Atmosphere album of the group's illustrious career arrives later this year. Titled Southsiders, the collection featuring live instrumentation was recorded in Minneapolis and Oakland.

Today, the hip-hop group dropped the album's first single, "Bitter." "This one is to recognize you / Your jealousy needs an anthem too," Slug raps on the hook.

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Atmosphere's 2014 Welcome to MN Tour dates announced

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The fringes of the Land of 10,000 Lakes (and NoDak) get their yearly dose of Rhymesayers again in February. The fourth annual Welcome to Minnesota tour, spearheaded by Atmosphere, has just announced its 2014 itinerary.

Along for the ride this year are Toki Wright x Big Cats, who are set to spread the message of their new collaboration Pangea wide. Also in on it are No Bird Sing, who just unveiled their Strange Famous Records debut, Definition Sickness. Then, there's the newest member of the Rhymesayers family, Dem Atlas. With Get Cryphy's Jimmy2Times along, these shows are gonna be a party.

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