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 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.
In 1991 changed their name to Slum Village, recording their first album Vol. 1″ , recorded in Dillas basement and RJ Rice Studios.
Slum Village landed their first record deal in 1998 with Barak/AM records.
In 2001, J Dilla made the decision to leave the group to pursue his solo career, but still hung around helping Young RJ with production. Baatin and T3 started work on their next album “Trinity” through Barak/Capital Records. This album would feature their first commercial single “Tainted” which ft an unknown Dwele, also disco and the remix produced by Timberland.
In 2002, “Dirty District”, a compilation of songs by Detroit rappers largely produced by T3 and Young RJ, was released.
2004 album, “Detroit Deli” (A Taste of Detroit), the album included the hit single “Selfish” produced by Kanye West, featuring John Legend.
2005, the release of “Prequel To a Classic”, a mix tape with production from Young RJ and Black Milk.
In 2009, Slum started production on their next album, “Villa Manifesto”
In 2010, the album “Villa Manifesto” was released under Ne’astra/Koch Records
2011/2012 Slum Village new mixtape “Dirty Slums Vol. 1 & Vol. 2” presented by DJ Mick Boogie featuring artist such as Rapper Big Pooh, De La Soul, Focus, Skyzoo, Phonte, and Fife, having over 100,000 downloads.
2013/2014 “B-Sides” and Vintage albums were released.
2015/2016 “YES” was released, produced by Jay Dee a.k.a. J. Dilla and Young RJ.
2018 Slum’s new release titled “Lost Scrolls Vol. 2” is slated for release April 20, 2018
Containing lost music and mixed from their critically acclaimed album “Fantastic Vol. 2”, performed by the original Trio.
Slum Village continues their journey with invigorated energy as T3 and Grammy nominated producer Young RJ hold the legacy, with his solo project “Blaq Royalty album featuring BJ The Chicago Kid | Joyner Lucas | and Pete Rock & The Detroit Project featuring Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson.
Touring National and Internationally with rave reviews.
Tuesday August 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
city winery dc, slum village