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Review: Slum Village, “Villa Manifesto”

Slum Village, Villa Manifesto E1 Music “I had a vision to put us all back together,” raps T-3 on “The Reunion Pt. 2” from Slum Village’s Villa Manifesto. But much has changed since the group’s 2005 self-titled album: J Dilla … Continue reading

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Found: Slum Village’s “Actin’ Rich”

Color us amused and sad. Via Rappersiknow.com.

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Found: Slum Village tribute t-shirt

Spotted via Nahright.com.

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Slum Village co-founder Baatin passes away

It seems like Slum Village, one of the most influential rap groups of the past decade, is marked by tragedy. Titus “Baatin” Glover passed away on Saturday, August 1 from mysterious causes. He was 35 years old. (A medical autopsy … Continue reading

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Phat Kat tours with Slum Village

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In a great Q&A interview with Allhiphop.com, Detroit MC Phat Kat says, "Everybody wanna jump on the bandwagon saying, ‘Dilla was this and Dilla was that.’ My whole thing is, why motherf**kers didn?t say that when he was here?" Hopefully kids won’t make the same mistake with him. As a longtime homie of the late production great, Phat Kat formed an early group with J Dilla, 1st and Down, and later collaborated on the awesome 12-inch, "Dedication to the Suckers" b/w "Nobody Cares About Us." Predating the Eminem hype, Phat Kat is one of the Motor City’s true spitters.

After releasing his debut album, The Undeniable, to little fanfare in 2004, Phat Kat is returning with a better-promoted release. Due on Tues., May 8 via DJ Design’s Look Records, Carte Blanche has prompted a monthlong, nationwide tour alongside homies Slum Village and Illa J (younger brother of J Dilla). DJs Dez and Design provide backup. Tour dates, as well as the video for Phat Kat’s lead single "Cold Steel," are below.

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