Veteran hip-hop duo Atmosphere visit Portland’s Roseland Theater in support of “Whenever”

As part of their “The Wherever Tour”, Atmosphere stopped by Portland’s Roseland Theater on February 21, 2020. This performance was in tandem with the recent release of their newest studio album “Whenever”. Certified veterans in the hip-hop game, this is their seventh album and certainly not their last.

As a long time follower of their music, I had only previously seen them perform at a festival which doesn’t do the justice that a small venue does. Namely impressive about this show was the lineup of all-female openers, a rarity for a hip-hop show. Not to mention the openers all had straight-up impressive sets. It was amazing to see this as it shows the evolution of both the hip-hop industry and Atmosphere’s music.

When Atmosphere finally took the stage everyone was buzzing knowing they’d be hearing all their favorites from the past 20+ years of music these dudes have been making. I found myself smiling when Slug made a comment that we only know their old stuff as I had just been thinking about how I haven’t listened to their most recent albums. It makes you realize that as artists continue to grow and change their music does too. As listeners, we have to be open to our favorite artists’ metamorphoses.

Even after multiple decades, Atmosphere continues to put Minnesota on the map. Their music transcends genres and generations, bringing together those who care about the rawness of hip-hop and storytelling.

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Lioness

Lioness

Lioness

Hannah Cantrell
Hannah Cantrell is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. More of her portrait and live music photography can be found at hcantrell.com.

Veteran hip-hop duo Atmosphere visit Portland’s Roseland Theater in support of “Whenever”

As part of their “The Wherever Tour”, Atmosphere stopped by Portland’s Roseland Theater on February 21, 2020. This performance was in tandem with the recent release of their newest studio album “Whenever”. Certified veterans in the hip-hop game, this is their seventh album and certainly not their last.

As a long time follower of their music, I had only previously seen them perform at a festival which doesn’t do the justice that a small venue does. Namely impressive about this show was the lineup of all-female openers, a rarity for a hip-hop show. Not to mention the openers all had straight-up impressive sets. It was amazing to see this as it shows the evolution of both the hip-hop industry and Atmosphere’s music.

When Atmosphere finally took the stage everyone was buzzing knowing they’d be hearing all their favorites from the past 20+ years of music these dudes have been making. I found myself smiling when Slug made a comment that we only know their old stuff as I had just been thinking about how I haven’t listened to their most recent albums. It makes you realize that as artists continue to grow and change their music does too. As listeners, we have to be open to our favorite artists’ metamorphoses.

Even after multiple decades, Atmosphere continues to put Minnesota on the map. Their music transcends genres and generations, bringing together those who care about the rawness of hip-hop and storytelling.

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Lioness

Lioness

Lioness

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