I picked up Atmosphere‘s latest album, “You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having.” I’ve listened to it once through, and it’s a very worthy follow-up to “Seven’s Travels.” My favorite tracks so far are “Hockey Hair,” “That Night,” and “Get Fly.” If you haven’t heard of Atmosphere before, you should definitely check them out. They are an incredible hip-hop group from Minneapolis.
“That Night” has some pretty powerful lyrics. When I heard them for the first time I knew it had to be a real story, so I hit up google. Using information in the song, I found this news story. Apparently a 16 year old girl was raped and killed at an Atmosphere show in Albuquerque, NM, while she was trying to get backstage to meet the band. She was killed by a man who had a prior conviction for raping a 4 year old. Slug (Atmosphere’s front man) raps about how he felt about the incident in “That Night,” and its well done and moving.