In more ways than one, 2011’s Adventures in Counter-Culture
proved to be a pivotal album for Columbus MC/producer and Weightless
Recordings founder Blueprint. As his first solo effort in six years, its
critical acclaim introduced him to a second audience who was unaware
that his discography ran as deep as a decade.
With over a million albums sold independently, Atmosphere's soaring popularity is well deserved. Slug and Ant, along with their labelmates on Rhymesayers Records, are the reasons I write my monthly Hip Hop column for CityBeat. The folks on this bill have been doing it right for years.