It's not that I think Atmosphere's bad, in fact, I used to list Atmosphere as my favorite hip-hop group (in my younger days). It's just that Raekwon was around before Atmosphere and is a totally different type of hip-hop... I dunno, I guess it's not that surprising. Maybe I'm more surprised that he used an Ant beat than anything.
Digging: YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend