MC Slug, the voice of Minneapolis underground rap group Atmosphere, is a slippery cipher, a quagmire of contradictions. He says he's ugly, but he's got a bigger female following than any rapper this side of Nelly. As co-founder of the Rhyme Sayers collective, he's committed to the DIY approach--for years he sold his cassettes out of a backpack so he could personally interact with his fans--but, for a so-called underground artist, he's absurdly successful. A cursory Web search yields thousands of hits, obsessive tributes from all over the world. His third and most... More >>>
Ugly or ladies' man? Underground or successful? Will the real MC Slug please stand up?