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Continued: Atmosphere goes 'South' for summer

Of course, the danger in offering these familial songs — and the songs fixated on death — is that they might suggest Slug is getting too old to stay relevant in youth-centric hip-hop world. So be it, he says.

“The great thing about me getting this job, I didn’t have to play somebody else’s game to get it,” he said. “I really got it just by being myself.

“So that tells me that to keep this job as long as I can, I have to keep being myself. When it ends, I’ll know that it didn’t end because I screwed up. It was meant to end then, and I can see it as a beautiful thing.”

 

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