The Sad Clown series first started as a string of cassette tapes and CD-R's for Atmosphereto sell on tour. Since its incarnation in 1999, the Sad Clown series has taken on a few forms, including rare 4-track demos, live shows, a DVD, a mixtape, and a pair of 7" singles. In the Summer of 2007, while simultaneously preparing for their then-upcoming album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, Atmosphere launched the next phase of the series, releasing Sad Clown Bad Summer Number 9, the first of four EPs dedicated to the four seasons; Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring. These seasonal releases were the first in the Sad Clown series to receive full retail distribution, as well as being made available on both vinyl and CD.
Furthermore, these four EP's are packed with a wealth of great songs, showcasing both Slugand Ant at their collective best. These four Sad Clown seasons encompassed fan favorites such as "Don't Forget," "The Rooster," "Not Another Day," "Happymess" and most importantly, "Sunshine," which is arguably Atmosphere's biggest song to date. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of these iconic EPs, Rhymesayers are releasing a special vinyl edition, packaging all four Sad Clown seasons together for the first time, complete with some added treats. In addition to the 2LP custom vinyl, this package includes an 8-page activity book full of custom coloring pages, connect-the-dots, a word find and a maze, and comes complete with 6 custom-made crayons.