About Slum Village
Slum Village is considered among the greatest hip-hop groups to come out of Detroit. Today the group consists of artists Illa J, T3, and Young RJ, and used to include rapper Elzhi, Baatin, and legendary producer J Dilla. The latter two passed away, leaving T3 as the only remaining founder. To date, Slum Village has released seven studio albums and several other projects. Their second album, “Trinity (Past, Present and Future)” peaked at #5 on the US R&B charts and afforded the group more attention, although their debut album “Fantastic, Vol. 2” was popular as well.
The group has collaborated with numerous big-name artists and producers including D’Angelo, Pete Rock, Jay Dee, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Kurupt, Common, Black Milk, Scott Storch, Dwele, Kanye West, John Legend, Phat Kat, De La Soul, Havoc, Blu, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hi-Tek, and many more.
J Dilla left the group in 2002 to pursue his solo career and ultimately passed away in 2006. Slum Village dropped their seventh album, “Evolution”, in 2013. They have yet to announce plans for an upcoming project.
- The founders, J Dilla, Baatin, and T3, all attended Pershing High School.
- Their 2000 track “Get Dis Money” was featured in the film Office Space.
- J Dilla worked with the Detroit Police Department as a teenager.
- Their sounds were influenced by their – Baatin’s specifically – time attending church growing up.
- Dilla once told Pete Rock that when he began making beats, he was trying to be like him.
- Live It Up Slum Village Feat. Vice11K Views8 Comments
- Where Do We Go From Here Slum Village Feat. Little Brother6.8K Views0 Comments
- Cash Flow Slum Village6.4K Views4 Comments
- Yes Yes Slum Village5.9K Views4 Comments
- Forever Slum Village5.6K Views6 Comments
- Right Back Slum Village Feat. De La Soul5.2K Views10 Comments
- Dirty Slums 2Slum Village18K Views 4K Downloads 7 Comments
- iHeart Radio Music Festival Taps Kanye West, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More968 Views5 Comments
- R. Kelly Announces "Buffet" Album Release Date1,082 Views11 Comments
- Is Earl Sweatshirt Changing His Rap Name?17,057 Views39 Comments
- The 5 Most Confusing Things Birdman Said In His Angie Martinez Interview62,832 Views83 Comments
- Lil Kim Files Domestic Violence Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend10,576 Views12 Comments
- Meek Mill Opens Up: "I'm Scared To Be Political"60,434 Views162 Comments
- Meek Mill Says He's Hitting The Studio "Soon"80,501 Views340 Comments
- Meet Maxo Kream: Houston's Next-Up7,026 Views12 Comments
- Migos Say Their Noisey "Atlanta" Episode Was Scripted15,299 Views30 Comments
- 7 Things We Learned From LeBron's Most Recent Twitter Q&A2,368 Views0 Comments
- Tyga Sued By Landlord For Unpaid Rent, Threatened With Eviction17,663 Views76 Comments
- Ice Cube Says The "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Is Dropping This Week10,533 Views18 Comments
- Did Drake Actually Buy Charlamagne Tha God Bottles? 77,631 Views109 Comments