Slum Village - FANTASTIC VOL.2

Slum Village


2x12" Vinyl lp + 7" Vinyl US

Fatbeats / NMG30037

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A1: Intro
A2: Conant Gardens
A3: I Dont Know ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff
A4: Jealousy
A5: Climax (Girl Sh**)
A6: Hold Tight ft. Q-Tip
B1: Tell Me ft. D Angelo
B2: What Its All About ft. Busta Rhymes
B3: Forth & Back ft. Kurupt
B4: Untitled / Fa

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The classic album from Jay Dee (aka J Dilla), T3 and Baatin. Featuring guest appearances from Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, D Angelo, Common, Pete Rock and more. This double vinyl re-issue includes a limited edition bonus 7 inch.

Finished in 1998, unreleased until 2000, and featuring reworked material that dates back to the trio’s earliest years, Fantastic Vol. 2 is practically a retrospective of Slum Village’s career. After producer Jay Dee started working with A Tribe Called Quest, the hip-hop press was anxious to label this Detroit trio the second coming of Tribe. In truth, it was something much more interesting.
At a time when hip-hop was obsessed with singles, Slum Village was all about song sketches. At a time when the public demanded bombast from its artists, Slum Village embodied introversion and intimacy. At a time when shiny music was in fashion, Slum Village made songs cloaked in the dirt and dark mystery of Detroit.
Fantastic Vol. 2 has indelible beats and stellar raps, but beyond that, it’s more than anything a master class in mood. The song structures are often faint, but had the group worked these sketches into conventional singles they’d lose the ghostly, sexy, understated vibe that is this album’s essence. “Players,” “Tell Me,” and “Untitled/Fantastic” have all since become underground classics. [info from gg]
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