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J Dilla, The Maestro of Beats, Remembered by Hip-Hop Peers

It has been five years since hip-hop production virtuoso James "J Dilla/Jay Dee" Yancey passed away from complications of lupus. In a too short career, the Detroit native amassed a substantial production discography with his group Slum Village, as a solo MC and via his collaborations with the likes of Q-

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Q-Tip, Slum Village’s T3 to Perform at J Dilla Benefit

Q-Tip and Slum Village member T3 have both signed on to appear at the J Dilla Foundation's 2nd annual One Won't Do 2: J Dilla Tribute and Fundraiser. The event will celebrate the life of the late producer and feature a performance by Dilla's younger brother, rapper Illa J.

The event which will

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Slum Village’s eLZhi Calls Manager RJ Rice ‘Poison’

A month after Slum Village rapper eLZhi learned that he was terminated from his group via Twitter, the Detroit rapper has finally revealed the "poison" that caused his untimely demise from the group.

According to eLZhi, RJ Rice, the founder of Slum Village's longtime label, Barak Records, masterm

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Slum Village Calls It Quits

Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village has had it rough over the past few years, having lost members J Dilla and Baatin as well as dealing with label changes and personal troubles. But after 13 years since the 1997 release of their debut al

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Drake Pays Tribute to J Dilla and Al Green

Drake is reaping the benefits of having a Billboard-topping album with his debut effort 'Thank Me Later.' On June 22, the much-buzzed about artist performed at a surely lucrative corporate event for Microsoft Bing, running through a series of bangers from his new album and a few surprising covers that included a J Dilla verse from Slum Village's 'Climax' and Al Green's soulful classic

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Common Remembers J Dilla

This week hip-hop remembers the life of producer J Dilla who passed away three days after his 32nd birthday on Feb. 10, 2006. Rapper Common, one of Dilla's longtime friends and collaborators, reflected on th

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Lupe Fiasco to Narrate Animated Film Tribute to Slum Village Rapper

The sudden death of Slum Village founding member Baatin -- full name Titus Glover -- sent the hip-hop community reeling in early August. The 35-year-old Detroit-based MC had recently reconnected with his former gro

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Detroit Rappers Rally in Support of Local Legend Hex Murda

Royce Da 5'9", Slum Village and other members of the Detroit hip-hop community are planning to raise money Saturday (October 17) to lend a hand to Hex Murda, a local music scene legend who suffered a massive stroke last month.

The benefit concert has been dubbed the "F----n'

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Slum Village’s T3 Discusses Baatin’s Death, New Album

Less than two weeks after the death of his friend and former group member, Baatin, Slum Village's T3 is speaking out on the tragedy. According to T3, the group completed a new album that they still plan to release.

"Our album is dropping in September," he said in an

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Slum Village Rapper Baatin Dead at 35

According to the Detroit Free Press, founding member of seminal Detroit rap group Slum Village, Baatin, is dead at 35. The cause of the death is not yet public. Friends and family, from Dwele and 9th Wonder to Talib Kw

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