|Photo By Erik Hess|
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.