Photo by Stephanie Colgan
Catch Sean “Slug” Daley with Atmosphere at First Avenue on Nov. 23.
Perhaps no local band with international reach has done more to tout our fair slice of the Midwest than Atmosphere. Minnesota locales are so pervasive in its songs that it sometimes seems like our state is all Slug talks about. But just how much does Atmosphere really rap about its homeland?
After dissecting the group’s 166-strong songbook we found Minnesota references in 51 songs to the tune of 39 specific places name-checked a total of 96 times: