Ne’Astra Music is proud to announce the release of Evolution, the new Slum Village album, available at all retailers worldwide on June 25, 2013. 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 first single “Forever” has already been released digitally. The track’s musings on the natural drift of relationships over time delivers a vibe that’s a cut above.
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 Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod.
Even though the group has suffered many heartaches and member changes over the years, Slum Village always finds a way to reinvent its brand. As the group has persevered despite the struggles over the years, it was only natural that the inspiration for this album title paid tribute to Slum Village’s enduring quality. The meaning of Evolution can be described as “a continuous change to a higher, more complex or better state” and that is exactly what Slum Village has ascribed to with their music over the years, culminating with this new album. The Evolution of Slum Village continues with a reinvigorated energy, as founding member T3 holds down the legacy along with the Grammy-nominated producer Young RJ as well as young prodigy Illa J at his side.
Evolution also includes the talents and skills of Blu, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Raheem Devaughn, Jazzy Jeff, Rapper Big Pooh & Focus amongst others. The album was produced by T3, Young RJ and FOCUS. Slum Village has partnered with The Orchard for worldwide digital distribution.
01. Brown Bag AllStars – Make Way (Remix) (prod. J57)
02. Soul Khan – Soul Like Khan (prod. J57)
03. Brown Bag AllStars – Does It (prod. Marink)
04. Union ft. The Audible Doctor & eLZhi – Wings (Remix) (prod. The Audible Doctor)
05. Brown Bag AllStars – Got It All (prod. Dyllemma)
06. DeeJay Element ft. J57 & Koncept – Sound Familiar (prod. DeeJay Element)
07. J57 ft. Skyzoo – Lights Out (prod. J57)
08. The Audible Doctor – Baby Momma (prod. Marink)
09. Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss – Fahrenheit (prod. Marink)
10. Brown Bag AllStars – Crumbling Down (prod. Mr. Green)
Back like we never left with another installment of Houseshoes month at Bling47 Breaks. Real excited to bring this super rare Slum Village/ Dilla treat to you today. Feelin Good may ring a bell to anyone who was present to Slum shows in the mid 90′s. As Houseshoes explains this beat was only used for show purposes.
Check the rare footage provide by Shoes himself. Amazing stuff here, also be sure to swing by www.djhouseshoes.com
As a glance over today’s Billboard charts will attest, there are no shortage of hip-hop artists willing to party the night away, Masque of the Red Death-style, while the rest of the world burns. And I can’t blame ‘em—when times are tough, a little vacation from reality is a beautiful thing. But when iconic Detroit crew Slum Village boast that they “Live It Up” on their latest street single, popping bottles with models ain’t exactly what they have in mind. Young RJ‘s eerie, arpeggiated-guitar instrumental (complete with creepy, muffled vocal samples) is the first tipoff that the picture T3, Elzhi and guest spitter Vice paint here is going to be a bleak one. Sure enough, the collaborators are only living large in comparison to their fellow trap denizens, thanks to their superior capacity for violence and intimidation. Has this girtty selection left you craving more hard-hitting cuts from the current incarnation of Slum Village? Then you’ll find what you seek on their Dirty Slums: Evolution tape, scheduled to hit The DJBooth in November for free streaming and digital purchase.
01.Here And Now (ft. Caucasian)
02.Do It For You (ft. Torae) (Flip Rmx)
03.Top Rank (ft. Random Axe) (PH7 Rmx)
04.Until It’s All Said And Done (ft. Sean Price and Skyzoo)
05.Steel Remains (ft. Waxolutionists and Blu)
06.Take It To The Streets (ft. Rakaa and Planet Asia)
07.Good Reason (ft. Trek Life)
08.Hip Hop Lives (ft. Edo G)
09.The World is Listening (ft. Akua Naru)
10.The Cities (ft. Aphroe, Elzhi and Frank-N-Dank)
11.Across The Globe (ft. Caucasian)
12.My Favourite Demons (ft. Brokn Englsh and St. Joe Louis)
13.Bow Down (ft. L.E.G.A.C.Y., Evidence and J-Spliff) (Twilight Rmx)
14.Dreams (ft. Edgar Allen Floe and Kaze) (Waxolutionists Rmx)
15.The Backflip (ft. Akua Naru) (PH7′s Midnight Rmx)
16.All In A Days Work (ft. Oddisee)
17.Microphone Fiends (ft. Edo G and Termanology) (Brenk Rmx)
18.Bloody Sunday (ft. Brokn Englsh and St. Joe Louis)
19.How We Do It (ft. KVBeats and Slum Village)
20.My Part Of Town (ft. Termanology and Komplex)
21.Reach (ft Ohmega Watts, The Saint and Muneshine)
22.Fast Lane Speedin’ (ft. Oddisee)
23.New High (ft. St. Joe Louis and Chords Cordero)
German beat duo JR&PH7 have come together withThe DJBooth to bring listeners their latest street release, the So Far, So Good mixtape. A precursor to the Cologne natives’ junior set (scheduled for release in fall of 2012 via Soulspazm Records / Foundation Media), the project is a 23-track, 60-minute collection of unreleased remixes, B-sides, outside production and previously-released jams, hosted by Sacramento rhymesayer and DJBooth fave Chuuwee. Included are previously-featured records “Until It’s All Said and Done,” “My Favourite Demons,” “Bloody Sunday” and “Top Rank.” Providing guest vocals throughout So Far, So Good are Blu, Edo G, Elzhi, Evidence, Random Axe, Skyzoo, Oddisee, Torae and many more. All beats come courtesy of JR&PH7.