"Headshots: Se7en"

"Headshots: Se7en"

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After their debut album Overcast! was released, Atmosphere was still insatiably hungry. Slug and Ant wasted no time getting back to work, and quickly returned with Headshots: Se7en, a project that went down as an early classic in their discography. Recorded between 1997-1999, Headshots: Se7en was initially released on cassette only, as a contribution to Rhymesayers' infamous "Headshots" tapes (a series of cassettes featuring 4-track recordings from all the various artists in the crew at the time). Each volume of the Headshots series was produced in limited quantities so, as the crew built their reputation, the tapes grew in popularity and soon became sought-after collectibles. In the early 00's, fans were regularly buying and selling the original cassettes on eBay for upwards of $100 each.


In total, seven volumes of these Headshots tapes were produced throughout the '90s, with Se7en being the first to deviate from the compilation format of the series. Rather than featuring songs from all the various crew members, Headshots: Se7en featured 21 new tracks from Atmosphere exclusively and, at first listen, it was obvious to fans and critics the two were pulling out all the stops. Slug was experimenting further with rhyme patterns and taking on various persona, while Ant was crafting more colorful instrumentation for the backdrops. In hindsight it's easy to see how Headshots: Se7en helped lay the foundation for what was to become a long and storied career.

Digitally remastered and repackaged onto CD in 2005

Track Listing:

  1. Sep Seven Game Show Theme
  2. Round and Round
  3. Tracksmart" feat. Mr. Gene Poole
  4. Choking on a Wishbone
  5. The Jackpot/Swept Away
  6. @ It Again
  7. The Stick Up feat. Eyedea
  8. Lyle Lovette
  9. Higher Living
  10. To the Break of Sean
  11. Deer Wolf
  12. Molly Cool
  13. Dungeons and Dragons feat. Musab
  14. Anterlude
  15. Advanced Communications
  16. A Tall Seven and Seven
  17. 3.2 Red Dog
  18. The Abusing of the Rib
  19. Write Now (Multiples No.4)
  20. I Wish Those Cats @ Fobia Would Give Me Some Free Shoes
  21. Heart