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Atmosphere: The Family Sign

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Atmosphere returns with their 7th official studio album and the newest addition to their unparalleled body of work. The Family Sign comes from a place well refined and firmly planted, from a universal perspective. It's about being okay with losing friends and strengthening your bonds with others, celebrating the person who's been the most positive in your life, your kids, your homies, leaving the people you need to behind, and bringing the ones you love with you. It's about your family, your time and the time you have with them. It's about living and dying. It's the truth about family, that it comes from loyalty as much as biology. It's about breaking down your perceptions of family and really appreciating the people who've made you who you are and continue doing so.

The Family Sign is Atmosphere's most personal and intimate album yet; it involves and engages the listener like never before. Slug's signature voice weaves in and out of Ant's ASR-born production, Nate Collis' bluesy guitar riffs and the sound of Erick Anderson's unmistakable keys giving The Family Sign a fresh, unique edge without sacrificing Atmosphere's signature sound.

Join the Family April 12th, 2011.

Custom printed heavyweight digi-pak that doubles as a picture frame with stand. Includes 5 silver foil stamped pictures backed with lyrics that can be changed in the frame.

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1. My Key
Producer: Ant
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2. The Last To Say
Producer: Ant
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3. Became
Producer: Ant
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4. Just For Show
Producer: Ant
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5. She's Enough
Producer: Ant
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6. Bad Bad Daddy
Producer: Ant
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7. Millenium Dodo
Producer: Ant
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8. Who I'll Never Be
Producer: Ant
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9. I Don't Need Brighter Days
Producer: Ant
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10. Ain't Nobody
Producer: Ant
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11. Your Name Here
Producer: Ant
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12. If You Can Save Me Now
Producer: Ant
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13. Something So
Producer: Ant
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14. My Notes
Producer: Ant
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Total Comments: 61
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/2/2014 7:23:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: Slug is Slug, he speaks truth with every lyric! He's a reality rapper , if you want fantasy rap then look elsewhere!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 10/21/2012 10:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 63.112.144)
Location: underground
Comment: ant's beats have gotten better since the beginning of atmosphere, but still far from the level they should be, compared to others. what comes to slug and lyricism, he has always been just another of those emo-rappers. this album is not an exception.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/28/2012 5:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.144.242)
Location: Toronto
Comment: Definately an amazing album, two tracks I could do with out, millenium dodo was the best, its an atmosphere album tho people, I get the production complaints, but when it comes to content its classic atmosphere
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2012 9:57:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: chicago
Comment: he could have done better. but it still was ok. but bad daddy? sorry slugo, big fan for a long time, still am, but this one was a miss.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 1/7/2012 5:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.193.204)
Location: underground
Comment: shit is wack. hes lost it
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2012 6:01:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: new zealo
Comment: lol at goats and mountains, theres not that many goats round here I actually live in a city. and get as homo erotic as you want about defending it the fact is its not a great album, I listened to it a few times and maybe I give it 3 stars now , but yeap, id give lucy and god loves ugly 4.5 and 5's respectively
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2011 8:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 192.18.193)
Location: Rhode Island
Comment: *prefer ant beats
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2011 8:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 192.18.193)
Location: Rhode Island
Comment: I've been an Atmosphere fan for like 12 years I also thought slug could do no wrong it is a mature album but I don't like the band I prefer and beats slugs lyrics are boring I would have gave lemons fucking 3 stars they have changed and other people may like it I will just listen to the old albums.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/3/2011 11:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 83.189.137)
Location: Minnesota
Comment: Slug! Quit with the artsy shit....what happened
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/11/2011 1:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 233.46.192)
Location: b
Comment: yall know slug is embarrassed as shit about those weak lyric
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/2/2011 4:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.134.226)
Location: Louisville,KY
Comment: I give this 3 stars just for the fact that it is a good listen.. It is however not great.. And IMO Slug fell pretty far off on this.. He just doesnt rip any song like Im use to Slug doing.. My favorite part of Atmosphere was Slug.. I thought he was the best emcee alive.. But on this album, there just isnt any great emceeing going on.. Just pretty good rapping.. And for that reason I gave it a 3..
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2011 11:13:00 AM; Partial IP: .66.200.49)
Location: RT
Comment: i love slug!! I love this album!!(:
Name: (Posted: 6/3/2011 2:21:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: bmore
Comment: What is homo about it? Talkng about loving your kids? Plus you live in New Zealand WTF do you know yall just got Lethal weapon 4 on VHS. What would you make music about goats and mountains?
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/3/2011 12:31:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: new zealand
Comment: its not maturing with age,, its homorap, and thats coming from someone whos friends and fellow mc's hassle me cos I listen to 'emo-rap' lol... come on! ok my keys , last track is dope,needed more lyrics but iut was dope but come on atmosphere, life gives you lemons v.2.0 please with a twist of overcast
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2011 8:15:00 AM; Partial IP: .96.172.65)
Location: UK
Comment: Been an Atmosphere fan since Overcast! dropped. Over these years I've witnessed the group grow and change, with the music now more mature. How can all you 1&2 star folk possibly diss Atmosphere for maturing with age? Surely we all change as we grow older? If you don't then, man your life must suck living with your mum listening to so called 'real hip-hop'. GREAT ALBUM, but maybe just for those older hip-hop heads!!!
Name: (Posted: 5/23/2011 11:27:00 AM; Partial IP: .125.176.3)
Location: bmore
Comment: $mk you must very insecure to make a statement like that.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/23/2011 11:25:00 AM; Partial IP: .125.176.3)
Location: Bmore
Comment: Great Album! Its too bad all you dickheads are too "tough" to enjoy it. Slug hit a little too hard on yalls daddy issues? Maybe you could get laid if you opened your minds.
Name: (Posted: 5/20/2011 7:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: da lowa
Comment: yes you must be a girl if you still fuck with atmosphere....
Name: (Posted: 4/29/2011 9:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .49.113.72)
Location: Galon
Comment: @Phuc.Yew you are so stupid, that is a shame you are hiphop fan...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/27/2011 9:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 22.235.163)
Location: EARTH NY
Comment: very good album. the most mature atmosphere album to this date. there are a couple of songs in the middle of the Lp that slack off. overall, solid , mature and growth is shown. their previous Lp is my fav, btw lol
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/26/2011 9:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 200.69.146)
Location: mpls to st pete
Comment: Very inspiring lyrics and sound. I like music that draws you in to try to figure it out. Atmosphere will hit ya strictly leakage style soon enough. Just enjoy this moment and music. It's good stuff!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2011 10:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.199.194)
Location: Alaska
Comment: The only reason I give this cd 2 stars is for the beat on Millenium Dodo. Other than that, Slug sucks big time right now, and I have all of previous his releases. It's a shame but it's time for Ant to move on. Now I can see Ant producing an album for lets say maybe P.O.S or Cecil Otter that would be bananas!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/25/2011 6:17:00 AM; Partial IP: 98.236.108)
Location: Leicester, England
Comment: Probably give this 4.5 stars. Its downtempo hip hop and its good. I didnt really like the last ep and have been listening to Atmosphere for around 8 years. This album is growing on me, Slug and Ant have incorporated downtempo with blues, soul and jazz very nice. People can hate because its their opinion and I know this isnt for everybody, I think its essential that people broaden their horizons and taste in hip hop, there are many different forms, I myself can appreciate it and like Jedi Mind, Ill Bill, Doomtree, Sandpeople, Elemental Zazen, thug rap to Emo. I find most people either like one form of genre of hip hop and cannot listen to the others, its usually thug rap and nothing else, or pop hop, or emo. Try somrthing new and dont hate just because it doesnt conform to your type of music.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/22/2011 10:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 166.180.45)
Location: Aztlan
Comment: Somthing NEWW you guys are just scared of change
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/22/2011 6:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .91.48.228)
Location: Boston
Comment: I really want to love this album. I do. But it's just not what it could be. I get that they're trying to change their style and keep their sound fresh, but there's no need to; their old one worked perfectly fine. This sounds more like a collection of demos than an actual album. I can see this working in the future, but I wouldn't recommend buying this one.
Name: (Posted: 4/22/2011 6:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 101.19.108)
Location: Ohio
Comment: this is mad hysterical...all you guys sit around and post on comment board about what hip hop is...hip hop is in the street hip hop is that cypher on the corner...hip hop is a movement there for supposed to be in your face and raw as fuck not this shit
Name: (Posted: 4/19/2011 8:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .46.106.19)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: as you can see, Phuc.yew is a very intelligent human being with nice things to say. So let me get this straight, only guys with tight jeans like atmosphere? if the dude makes good music and lyrics are always on point, then who gives a shit. you obviously have nothing else better to do then to come on here, read every rating and call everyone gay because this isnt a vinnie paz album. get the Phuc out of here. your as cool as aids and cornier than my shit after thanksgiving dinner
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/19/2011 5:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 148.85.104)
Location: UK
Comment: SHIT HOT. NO5.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/18/2011 7:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 101.208.99)
Location: dublin
Comment: interesting album
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 4/18/2011 11:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 17.160.137)
Location: USA
Comment: If you like this it's probably because either A. You're a girl B. You're wearing your girlfriends pants and the lack of blood flow to your balls is making you a flaming fag. For real, when did it become ok for "hiphop" fans to wear girls jeans? Like to punch every one of you fags in the face.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2011 2:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 12.212.159)
Location: Anchorage
Comment: Albums dope. Sick rhymes and beats.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2011 2:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 242.151.82)
Location: SD CA
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2011 12:01:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Mexico
Comment: Album was dope. Slug was on point. Ant...idk
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2011 10:27:00 AM; Partial IP: .183.4.170)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: Another Classic Album!, Atmosphere y'all done did it again.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/14/2011 10:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 178.11.201)
Location: Anchorage
Comment: Already a classic Album!! Ant & Slug are way to ILL!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/14/2011 2:00:00 PM; Partial IP: .80.131.84)
Location: MSK
Comment: This album is dope, I like the sound, especially arrangements for the beats - piano, guitars and the whole instrumental part of the album. At the same time Slug is always on point. This is a must have album for any Atmosphere fan.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/14/2011 12:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .69.160.41)
Location: e-town
Comment: They change sounds because of one word people... Longevity!! Its like Slug said.. "Cause I aint trying to be rich for only 7 yrs"
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/13/2011 9:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.48.200)
Location: 802
Comment: mad props on that review d-stroi. that is exactly the case with this album it has to grow on you. when I first listened to it when it dropped yesterday (after I went to a store and bought a cd-oh shit) I wasnt very thrilled. but I bumped that shit again this morning and I was really feeling it, as usual with rse releases I can tell there is gonna be a bunch of tracks I like at different times and changing favorite tracks. I gotta say that first single just for show, at first I thought the video was 10x more interesting than the song itself. but now I find myself enjoying the fuck outta that track. favorite tracks right now 4,7,9,10 shouts to 2,3,5,12,13. By the way this album is really a 3.5-4/5. I rounded it up because that rating is too weak. By the way for anyone curious yes this is better than "To all my friends...". and although I hear some of y'all and agree about ant, he is getting kinda boring to listen to whole albums from now, but he really does have some great work on this lp. he does have clunkers, but it is worth pointing out and giving him some love by saying that he also has moments of brilliance here too. If UGHH throws the audio up peep track #7 Millenium Dodo, see if you agree.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/13/2011 2:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 151.130.27)
Location: jersey shore
Comment: i was looking forward to this album for months and when it was finally released, I bought it just cause its slug and ive been a fan for years. The lyrics and the message slug was trying to portray were as always, amazing and very touching. But I was hella disappointed in ant's production. more than half of the beats ive listened to were dreadful to listen to. Ant needs to step his game up
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/13/2011 12:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.138)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: i dont know why people put "evolving" in quotation marks like its not the truth or something. clearly atmosphere is going into a different direction sound wise. if you dont like it then cool, dont listen to it but to rate this album a 1 or a 2 is ridiculous. you are basically saying this is the same type of shit that lil wayne or drake drop or is equivelant. Slug is a dope writer and consistently shows that on every record he spits on. who are we to judge? if you give this album a chance you will see that it grows on you. For this particular album and the sound they tried to interupt, I think compliments the album all together. great storytelling and consistency on the record. bigups for the release
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 4/13/2011 12:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 172.21.142)
Location: beantown
Comment: sick of people saying that the band is "evolving". using a fucking bar band is not evolving. Ants one of the most versatile producers ever, put him back in charge
Name: (Posted: 4/12/2011 9:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .25.46.225)
Location: yOGs
Comment: COP yo
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/12/2011 9:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.207.213)
Location: bolder, co
Comment: Ants beats have gotten consistently blander and more forgettable lately.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/12/2011 7:09:00 PM; Partial IP: .118.66.20)
Location: El Paso, Tx
Comment: just picked this up today at best buy for $10, not the $15 + s/h they try to get u for here. anyways, haven't heard it ALL yet but its prett dope! not banging like the old stuff but its a new album with some different flavor. I love Atmosphere..seen them 3 times in concert and they never disappoint! Keep tha realness popping and support this new dish!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/12/2011 4:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 108.111.91)
Location: ret
Comment: good old slug storytellings but beats are wack really I can't feel them.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/12/2011 3:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 41.200.124)
Location: Chi-Town
Comment: Let's see the comment's I'm reading....stupid,stupid,stupid. I haven't heard the album so I won't judge. This is for all who call slug and ant wack; "where is your albums"? Get a life people they would run circles around you sucker emceee's, now go listen to that fag lil wayne type music! You are not Hip Hop!
Name: (Posted: 4/11/2011 10:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 85.210.200)
Location: UK
Comment: @axel , for real? You must be moron..
Name: (Posted: 4/10/2011 6:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 49.166.241)
Location: greece
Comment: these is WACK just listened it.worst lp they have ever done much worse than the previous which was below average at best.SLUG AND ANT PLEASE QUIT!!!I know money are sweet but damn you are a disgrace for the atmosphere name that you built with years of dope music.
Name: (Posted: 4/8/2011 8:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .191.27.14)
Location: check it
Comment: the instrumentals are on amazon, half are so so and half are whack
Name: (Posted: 4/8/2011 5:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .191.27.14)
Location: Hi
Comment: for real wattz now slug is back with ant hope they take it back to those overcast days, everyone slept on that album and just started copin the music after that one, missin the goods
Name: (Posted: 4/7/2011 10:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 200.69.146)
Location: mpls to st pete
Comment: If you are judging Atmosphere album to album you are missing them comletely. The movement they created in Minneapolis that they expanded to the Midwest, later the entire US, and now world wide is incomprehensible to a person growing up in the Midwest, especially the Northern part. Rhymesayers puts it down! Atmosphere has soo much good music in their catalogue you can bet this album will have A LOT to offer and add to their legacy. I'm always waiting to hear what Atmosphere will sound like next. One thing I can count on in the hip hop game IS Slug and Ant being consistent with good music.
Name: (Posted: 4/6/2011 2:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.167.144)
Location: prov-0-dense
Comment: once again people on here being the critic. Atmospheres sound always progresses and ant is a dope producer. Slug is also a dope emcee who constantly paints pictures with consistent wordplay. why are all of you continuely bagging on this dude? Although his older music from back in the days is my favorite but as an artist you need to progress and not digress. why do the same shit? what, do you want to hear a "woman with the tattooed hands part II"? would be cool but Sluggo is beyond that now and incorporating real live guitars and keyboards along with ants productions. I personally have no beef with any of the last releases that atmosphere put out. im looking forward to this release
Name: (Posted: 3/28/2011 11:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 232.66.240)
Location: nesconset
Comment: aint felt much from um scince the overcast/god loves ugly days besides a track or 2 here n there but heard shits gon be sick, can only hopen pray 4 a lil of the ole days
Name: (Posted: 3/23/2011 11:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 98.108.230)
Location: tx, usa
Comment: Looking forward to the record. Some people's minds don't evolve, but at least Atmosphere's sound does.
Name: (Posted: 3/19/2011 9:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 25.216.227)
Location: .
Comment: typo *close
Name: (Posted: 3/19/2011 9:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 25.216.227)
Location: .
Comment: yall are jus cloe minded. go bump that phony ass gun-talk rap and shut up
Name: (Posted: 3/17/2011 12:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: da lowa
Comment: after god loves ugly & se7en headshots never looked back for new atmosphere. guys turned into whack mainstream fuckers try to make a livin of makin bullshit records. very sad
Name: (Posted: 3/16/2011 11:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 189.233.10)
Location: LA
Comment: guy I totally agree. what happened to slug?
Name: (Posted: 3/11/2011 8:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 219.49.189)
Location: heaven
Comment: i guess as long as ther are 17 yr old faggots with self esteem problems this guy will be paid
Name: (Posted: 3/9/2011 12:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 33.151.142)
Location: Canada
Comment: Gonna be a sick cd -brother ali said this album contains the best song. Not just a great song, but possibly the best hip hop song ever. --anyways, his words not mine wut does digipak mean?
Name: (Posted: 3/9/2011 12:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 33.151.142)
Location: Canada
Comment: gonna be a sick cd brother ali said this album contains the best song. Not just a great song, but possible the best hip hop song ever. anyways, his words not mine wut does digipak mean?
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