Rene Spencer Saller of the Dallas Observer chatted with MC Slug, the voice of Minneapolis underground rap group Atmosphere. The biracial Slug (real name Sean Daley) has crossed from indie rock from indie rap, white music from black music explaining, “Growing up, I always felt like a spy, and that always kind of did give me a sense of empowerment. But as much as it empowered me, I guess I want to use the word ‘negated,’ too. It took away from, like, reality. Becoming that kid who was cool enough to go to that kegger with the frat boys and also sit in the basement with the thugs kept me from being able to ever really identify with anybody.”
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