Atmosphere (2) ‎– When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold



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June 7, 2008
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, CD, Album, Dig, RSE0096

This album is great, the style is a little more like "Seven's Travels" than "You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having" in the style. By that meaning it doesn't have those hard beats that he's been using recently. It's really soft and filled with many great tracks that gives me a "feel good feeling" even though the songs might not have that happy lyrics.

This is a must have if you ask me, and the cover is really stylish.



May 8, 2008
referencing When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, CD, Album + DVD + Dlx, Ltd, RSE-0095

Dope, Dope, Dope! Ant & Slug are back (after about A MONTH) and they haven't spared a thing when it comes to production, lyrics, packaging & bonus shit, the hard cover book/digipack is stylish & the embossed Rhymesayers Entertainment logo on the back is all class (it ain't called Deluxe Edition for nuthin'). After the release of 'Strictly Leakage' & 'SCBD 9-12' all in the past six months you'd be forgiven for thinking that an album released so soon would be a let down & lack in any substance & depth but nothing could be further from the truth, in actual fact it's the 5 releases just mentioned that contain some of the tracks cut from this LP. When it comes to production Ant has opted for a more synthesized sound than usual and it compliments Slug's storytelling beautifully, what can I say, these 2 are one of the most prolific teams in Hip Hop over the last decade. The limited edition DVD 'SCBD 13' is a great chance to see Atmosphere live with a full band for any of you that happened to miss the 'Atmospheretravel's World Tour' a few years back which had a similar line up, I've tried in vein to describe the gig to friends & they can now see for themselves what I was on about. Slug's clarity in his vocal delivery is amongst the very best MCs not only in the studio but as these two performances mixed together @ First Avenue prove he rocks the shit live and commands your full attention. The children's story book is quite interesting & runs along the lines of the albums content but I think it's a little heavy for your average 4 year old tucked up waiting for a light-hearted bedtime story. To be honest I hate compact discs and the last one I bought was sometime back in the 90's (give me vinyl any day), the only gripe I do have with the album is that I had to purchase it on CD to get the book & DVD, you'd think that bonus material would be limited to the vinyl release for the true heads of Hip Hop Culture, but I wasn't disappointed. 5 stars.