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Five Best Songs From Slum Village’s ‘Fantastic, Vol. 2′ Album

It's been 15 years since Sulm Village's 'Fantastic, Vol. 2' touched down and to celebrate the occasion, we picked the five songs that exemplify its excellence.

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Watch Eminem & Slum Village Perform at a 1997 Concert [VIDEO]

Eminem and Slum Village show up in this rare video of the rappers performing at a 1997 concert.

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Who Flipped It Better? Isaiah Rashad vs. Slum Village

How does J Dilla's jazz sample flip for Slum Village's 'Estimate' compare to producer Antydote's flip for Isaiah Rashad's 'Ronnie Drake'?

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25 Best Sex Songs

Sex is a part of life. In hip-hop and R&B, rappers and singers have never been afraid to express themselves sexually in a song -- they get right to the point.

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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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