Atmosphere — American hip-hop group
Sean Michael Daley and Derek Turner knew each other since high school. In 1989, when they were still teenagers, the young men adopted pseudonyms Slug and D-Spawn and formed a band. A little later, they invited a producer Anthony Davis, who was better known under the pseudonym Ant. Currently, the band’s lineup includes just two members, Slug and Ant.
In 1990’s, Atmosphere for some time worked with other rappers Musab, Phull Surkle, Black Hole, and The Abstract Pack. The joint group was called Headshots. They released a few songs, which were popular on the local level. Later, the band members founded a recording label called Rhymesayers.
In 1997, Atmosphere released their first studio album Overcast! under Rhymesayers. The LP didn’t make it into the charts. Soon after the release, D-Spawn left the band.
In 2000, the duo released two EPs, Ford One and Ford Two. A year later, they presented The Lucy EP. The three albums were later combined into one compilation disc called Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's. It was showing such good sales that was later re-released as a studio album.