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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 collaboratio…
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, Bar…
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 album 'Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol...
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 th…
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 the impact his productions style had on music as a whole...
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' 'Get Better Bro…
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 interview..…
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 Kweli have sent their condolences through Twitter, spreading word of the Detroit MC&…