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Seventh studio album by legendary Detroit hip hop group Slum Village
Friday, July 5th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Ne’Astra Music is proud to announce the release of Evolution, the new Slum Village album. Evolution is the long-anticipated release coming on the heels of the critically acclaimed mix tapes “Dirty Slums” and “Dirty Slums 2.” This album features new music from founding member T3 along with Young RJ and Illa J. The group was […]

Slum Village – Volume 0
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Slum Village – Volume 0

Image: 1609703 The mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and early-to-mid
00s is undeniable, and his work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and
many more has long been cemented in the annals of hip-hop history. It was during his
time as a member of seminal Detroit group Slum Village however that ranks as among
his greatest. His work with rappers Baatin and T3 would be a strong influence upon
modern rappers like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, and earn widespread critical
praise, and comparisons to other legendary groups like A Tribe Called Quest. In
speaking retrospectively on their most famous album “Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1”, The Roots’
drummer Questlove has said of the release that it “single-handedly birthed neo-soul.”
J Dilla has been gone for over 10 years now, and Slum Village has moved on from their
time with the legendary beatsmith, recruiting new members along the way. Despite this,
new Dilla compositions are still being discovered, and his legacy continues to be shared
and celebrated with a modern hip-hop audience. Ne’Astra Music Group now presents a
new compilation of rare Dilla material: Vol. 0. Ten tracks featuring the classic Slum
Village lineup of Dilla on vocals and production, with Baatin & T3 also on the mic,
collected by modern SV member Young RJ from unreleased material and demos
recorded between 1994 and 1997. The knowledgable hip-hop head may recognize key
tracks from the circulated EPHCY Sessions, while others have never seen the light of
day. A piece of hip-hop history that would have otherwise wallowed in
obscurity, until now.

A1 – 2U 4U
A2 – And I Go
A3 – Fly Girl 1
A4 – Fly girl 2
A5 – Jay Dee (Freestyle)
B1 – My Loot (Freestyle)
B2 – Ooo Wee
B3 – Sensation
B4 – Sentimental Love
B5 – Yum Yum Available from 05.05.2017

Slum Village – Vintage EP
Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Slum Village – Vintage EP

Image: 1589939 Though Slum Village have gone through many lineup changes since their inception in 1996, the group’s music has stayed powerful. Last year’s studio release Evolution featured founding member T3 and newcomer Illa J (Brother of the late J Dilla, and founding member of Slum Village) atop a bevy of fresh beats from producer Young RJ, and remaining strong as ever. Evolution has set the stage for their next upcoming release, this summer’s YES, following a 12-city tour in celebration of the life of their revered producer.

To tide over the hunger of J Dilla-fanatics, Ne’Astra Music Group now presents the Vintage EP, a 10-track record featuring upcoming tracks from YES. Though Vintage is technically an EP, it’s not to be under-estimated. Slum Village come full force on Vintage, backed by some premium grade beats (Including a few tracks built around long-lost Dilla beats) with instrumentals as a B-Side. Guest appearances from fellow Detroit MCs Black Milk & Frank Nitt, and up-and-coming rapper Kameron Corvet further bolster the Vintage EP’s potency. A preview of great things to come from Slum Village, and yet another testament to Dilla’s far-reaching legend.

SIDE A:
1. Yes Yes (Remix) Produced by J Dilla
2. We On The Go!!! ( feat. Black Milk & Frank Nitt) Produced by Black Milk
3. We On (feat. Kameron Corvet) Produced by J Dilla
4. Vibe Produced by Young RJ
5. Yes Yes Produced by J Dilla

SIDE B:
Instrumental Versions Available from 11.07.2014

Slum Village’s latest installment “Villa Manifesto” showcases past, present, and future members at their lyrical best …
Monday, September 13th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Detroit rap collective Slum Village seized the underground hip hop scene in the 90’s with their first album “Fantastic Volume 1”. The trio, which then consisted of Baatin, T3, and Jay Dee, united with some of hip hop’s supreme MC’s such as Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, and Pete Rock. In 2001, Jay Dee, […]

J Dilla – Jay Dee aka King Dilla
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J Dilla – Jay Dee aka King Dilla

Image: 1609907 The mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and
early-to-mid 00s is undeniable. His work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes,
The Pharcyde, and of course Slum Village long been cemented his
prominence in the annals of hip-hop history.
Of the many words one can use to describe J Dilla’s legacy, one that’s not
used enough is prolific. Dilla made beats constantly. So new Dilla
compositions are still being discovered. One of the places where those works
are still being unearthed is the archives of the Ne’Astra Music Group, who
proudly present here 8 Dilla tracks previously unissued on vinyl.
Dilla’s legacy continues to be shared and celebrated by today’s hip-hop
audience – with help from the tireless efforts of Ne’Astra.

A1. 551
A2. 651
A3. 751
A4. 851
B1. 951
B2. 160
B3. 161
B4. 261 Available from 19.05.2017

Slum Village – The Fantastic Box (5×7"+4xCD)
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Slum Village – The Fantastic Box (5×7"+4xCD)

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)

7” RECORD ONE
SIDE A – Raise It Up
SIDE B – Instrumental

7” RECORD TWO
SIDE A – Fall In Love
SIDE B – Instrumental

7” RECORD THREE
SIDE A – Fall In Love Remix
SIDE B – Instrumental

7” RECORD FOUR
SIDE A – Players
SIDE B – Instrumental

7” RECORD FIVE
SIDE A – I Don’t Know
SIDE B – Instrumental Available from 20.05.2016

Slum Village – Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Slum Village – Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.2

Image: 1599195 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.)

After the success of Slum’s 1997 studio debut, Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, the group went
to work on their follow up. Though the project was completed in ’98, label turmoil
kept the project on ice until 2000. By the time Fantastic Volume II hit Dilla was well
on his way to his status as a hip hop legend having produced cuts for Common,
Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest and many more. Later works
from Slum Village may have had more of an impact sales-wise (in the immediate)
but Fantastic Vol. 2 had fans and many critics saying that Slum Village, and Dilla
in particular, may “single-handedly save rap music.” Perhaps that statement is
hyperbole but many consider Fantastic Volume II to be Slum Village’s finest work
ever to this day.

Ne’Astra Media Group now presents the album reissued on vinyl, for the first time
in several years. Every wobbling bass note of J Dilla’s production has been
preserved to maintain the legacy of this hip hop rap classic and maintain the
legend of one of hip-hop’s greatest beatsmiths.

A1. Intro
A2. Conant Gardens
A3. I Don’t Know
(feat. Jazzy Jeff)
A4. Jealousy
A5. Climax (Girl Shit)
A6. Hold Tight
(feat. Q-Tip)
B1. Tell Me (feat. D’Angelo)
B2. What It’s All About
B3. Fourth And Back
(feat. Kurupt)
B4. Untitled – Fantastic
B5. Fall In Love
C1. Get Dis Money
C2. Raise It Up
C3. Once Upon A Time
(feat. Pete Rock)
C4. Players
C5. Eyes Up
D1. 2U4U
D2. CB4
D3. Go Ladies
D4. Thelonius
D5. Fall-N-Love REMIX Available from 25.09.2015

Slum Village
Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you have heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90’s by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of […]

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