Slum Village Find That Fan-Tas-Tic J Dilla Knock, Serenading The Ladies (Audio)
Slum Village’s new single “Expressive” gives Heads a lot to look forward to with their new album Yes! (June 16). The tune features a previously unreleased J Dilla production, with two more on the album (from the seemingly endless supply).
It’s a bittersweet reunion for T3 with his his co-founder, as the knocking results call back to S.V.’s Fan-Tas-Tic days. Clearly even in spirit, the two men (joined by longtime close affiliate/member Illa J and BJ The Chicago Kid) capture the chemistry that made them mid-1990s break-outs. More than just sounds, the song aims its lyrics at seducing the ladies, a popular theme to those groundbreaking records that took the Villa from the tape-trading community onto the networks, airwaves, and major stages.
Check it out as the conglomerate whips up a fresh batch of the Soul Detroit, Michigan Hip-Hop that Heads know and love:
As posthumous songs from Big L, The Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac really resonate, does J Dilla’s post-2006 work get due recognition? What’s your favorite moment?