Atmosphere, as a group, joined with other rappers Musab, Phull Surkle, Black Hole,and The Abstract Pack to form a collective known as Headshots. This group later evolved into the record label Rhymesayers.
Over time, a series of cassettes was released under the Headshots name which earned some local acclaim. By 1996, Slug, Stress and Musab were making national appearances such as on NPR’s All Things Considered. The start of Rhymesayers as a record label came when Siddiq, fed up with their treatment at a number of local studios, decided to buy his own.