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Image: 1603820 This New And Extensive Collection From The Group’s Dilla-helmed Era Is The Most Comprehensive Edition Ever Of Fan-Tas-Tic V.1 and V.2. The Four CDs, Five Colored Vinyl 7-inches And Complete Liner Notes Are Packaged In A Premium Flip-Top Box!

The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey -better known to the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, and nowhere is his
legacy more apparent than his work as a member of Slum Village. A founding member of the trio, (Alongside rappers T3 and Baatin) Dilla provided the group's distinctly
esoteric, free-wheeling sound, built around winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples. Against the backdrop of
Dilla's rich production, T3 and Baatin's free-flowing style of rhyming would also earn wide critical praise, leading to comparisons as the successors to A Tribe Called Quest.
(A label they themselves have rejected.) Dilla himself went on to earn his own legend of brilliance, inspiring a slew of classic artists like Nas and The Pharcyde, to
newcomers like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.
It would be a gratuitous task to encapsulate the full magnificence of the material Dilla produced with Slum Village, but Ne'Astra Media Group have accomplished such a
feat, with the arrival of the Fan-Tas-Tic Box! A comprehensive collection of the underground group's Dilla-produced tracks across four compact discs. The CD compilation
includes the entirety of the namesake albums Fan-Tas-Tic Volumes 1 & 2, instrumental versions, and a bonus fourth collection of remixes and obscurities, featuring
collaborations with Madlib & Pete Rock, and select cuts from Best Kept Secret, the group's rare release under the name J-88. As if that wasn't enough, the CD set comes
bundled with five 7" singles pressed on different color premium vinyl, as well as a liner notes book with rare photos and input from journalist Martin Caballero, and the sole
surviving original member T3. To top it all off, the full package comes in a deluxe flip-top 7" box. The Fan-Tas-Tic Box is a veritable crown jewel for any fan of J Dilla or
Slum Village, as well as an outstanding entry-point into the legacy of an underground hip-hop production hero.

DISC 1 (FAN-TAS-TIC VOL. 1) - Fantastic 1 - This Beat (Keep It On) - I Don’t Know - How We Bull$#!+ - Fat Cat Song - The Look Of Love - Estimate
Hoc N Pucky - Beej N Dem - Pregnant - Forth & Back (Rock Music) - Fantastic 2 - Fantastic 3 - This Beat (Keep It On) (Remix) - 5 Ela Remix - Give This Nigga
Players - Look Of Love (Remix) - Pregnant - Things U Do (Remix) - Fat Cat Song (Remix) - Fantastic 4

DISC 2 (FAN-TAS-TIC VOL. 2) - Intro - Conant Gardens - I Don’t Know - Jealousy - Climax (Girl Sh**) - Tell Me - What’s It All About - Forth And Back (Remix)
Untitled - Fall In Love - Get Dis Money - CB4 - Players - Once Upon A Time - Eyes Up - 2U4U (Original Mix) - Go Ladies - We Be Dem #1 - We Be Dem #2
Get It Together - Hold Tight (Original Mix) - Once Upon A Time (Original Mix)

DISC 3 (INSTRUMENTALS) - Conant Gardens - Climax (Girl Sh**) - Jealousy - Hold Tight - Tell Me - I Don’t Know - Forth And Back - Untitled - Fall In Love
Get Dis Money - Raise It Up - Players - Eyes Up - 2U4U - CB4 - Go Ladies - Hustle - Fall In Love (Remix)

DISC 4 (BONUS TRACKS) - Things You Do (Madlib) - Get It Together (Madlib) - Look Of Love (Alt. Remix) - Stupid Ass Lies - The World’s Full Of Sadness
Hold Tight Remix - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Players (Dr. Love) - Once Upon A Time (Pete Rock Remix) - 2U4U (Instrumental) - Hustle (Instrumental)

SIDE A - Raise It Up
SIDE B - Instrumental

SIDE A - Fall In Love
SIDE B - Instrumental

SIDE A - Fall In Love Remix
SIDE B - Instrumental

SIDE A - Players
SIDE B - Instrumental

SIDE A - I Don’t Know
SIDE B - Instrumental Available from 20.05.2016
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