Some newly discovered footage of SV doing a soundcheck at some unknown venue. R.I.P. Dilla, R.I.P. Baatin.
New World Color has some vaulted Baatin material from 2007, just unleashed via it’s website. Mainframe on the track. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: Baatin (of Slum Village) – “Miss Brazil” Baatin (of Slum Village) – “Miss Brazil”
T3 dismisses recent talks of beefs and break-ups of Slum Village and some of the motivations behind the tracks on Villa Manifesto.
On paper, the prospect of a *new* Slum Village album – at this point in the game – just sounds like a bad idea. Two of the core members, J. Dilla and Baatin have passed away, and there’s already a shroud of negativity surrounding the group’s final LP, Villa Manifesto, as remaining members T3 and [cont.]
SV delivers the video to their lead single from Villa Manifesto, due July 27th.
The book will finally be closed on Slum Village with Villa Manifesto, dropping July 27th. Here goes the second leak, “Lock It Down”, produced by the late great James Yancey. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: Slum Village – “Lock It Down” (prod. J Dilla) (MP3) Slum Village – “Lock It Down” (prod. [cont.]
Looks like Villa Manifesto will be the last Slum Village LP. Being that two of the original members have passed, it seems kind of an obvious conclusion, but Twitter blew up today with #ripslumvillage posts, but something isn’t right with the remaining members – obviously some behind the scenes drama going on, judging from the [cont.]
Drake does his thing at the Microsoft Bing event in West Hollywood last night. During his performance of “Show Me A Good Time”, he takes the Dilla shoutout and turns it into an impromptu performance of Slum Village’s “Climax”. In the second clip, he fuses “Find Your Love” with Al Green “Let’s Stay Together”.
Onra steps up with “The One” (feat. T3 from Slum Village) from the album “Long Distance”, available now on All City Records. Video directed by Donal Thornton.
Slum Village will make a surprising return with their sixth LP, Villa Manifesto, despite the loss of two of the group’s core members, Baatin and J. Dilla. Dilla will be included on the LP on four tracks, with additional guest appearances from De La Soul, Phife Dawg, Little Brother, Dwele, and Colin Munroe, who appears [cont.]
New, old Slum Village stuff surfaces, courtesy of Culture King, produced by J. Dilla, over a beat you might recognize from Jay Dee Instrumentals V.3 (“Garage Band”). No word on if this will see official release anytime soon. Slum Village + J. Dilla – “Lock It Down” (MP3)
Missed this event last month? The Beat Junkies & Slum Village have released the full sets of J. Dilla tributes from Songs In The Key Of D @ Nightlife in Los Angeles 2/12/10, which you can get after the drop. – SET#1: THE BEAT JUNKIES: J.Rocc, Rhettmatic, Mr Choc, & Curse (MP3) – SET#2: SLUM [cont.]
There are not many reviews, that I have read, that give due to the producer of a record. If that statement is anywhere close to the truth, then let me be one of the first of these new breed of reviewers to-do so. What Young RJ, B.R. Gunna, and Carl Broaden, and Moss to a [cont.]
When Slum Village released their debut in 2000, Fantastic Vol. 2, they became the Little Brother of their time, as the trio received critical praise, heavy interest from major labels and saw the man responsible for their sound (Jay Dee) star rise. However, due to inter-group turmoil (Jay Dee left the group before their 2002 [cont.]
Slum Village has been through a lot, with label drama, group drama, and every other problem that a crew could go through. But through it all they persist and grow with each release. I sat down with Elzhi and he cleared some things up for the hip-hop world (T3 was sleeping in the background) Here’s [cont.]
Think back for a minute to when A Tribe Called Quest released The Love Movement. In retrospect, whether it’s realized or not, this was a superb album, despite a few questionable collabos with N.O.R.E. or out-of-place aggression from Redman & Busta Rhymes. Regardless, fans and critics alike dissed the album, as many of them were still bitter over [cont.]
Working as an appetizer to SV’s upcoming three-course meal Trinity: Past, Present, and Future, the trio that helped put the D on the map delivers “a Sequence mixtape session”, spotlighting several up & coming acts from Detroit’s Dirty District. The main difference people will notice about this disc (besides the fact that’s it’s not actually [cont.]
For those that picked up last years J-88 ”The Look Of Love” 12″ on Germany’s Groove Attack imprint than you probably figured out the trio is in actuality the enigmatic Slum Village. By enigmatic, I mean, not only has this crew seen massive amounts of hype from both established artists and the press they also have curiously [cont.]
Hmmm. “One” is different than anything I’ve heard from the Vil, or from Dilla, for that matter. Piano licks hold the hook together, but is uncharacteristically choppy. Still, I like the way the track evolves, and it’s nice to see Elzhi as a member of the group, but this doesn’t compare to their earlier stuff. The [cont.]
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