Slum Village – “Yes Yes” (video) Mar28

Slum Village – “Yes Yes” (video)...

J Dilla is officially to producing that 2Pac is to emceeing. In other words, how is Dilla still producing for folks eight years after his death? Amazing! Ha. Ghost production, indeed. Anyways this is the current incarnation of Slum Village. There is lone survivor original member and terrible MC, T3. Then there is the far less talented little brother of Jay Dee, Illa J. And the other dude who I’m not even bothering to research, Young RJ. RIP Baatin. This video has to be a farce, right? Shout out to camera holder and mouse mover, Ryan Lightbourn, for making a decent looking video with a ton of questionable visual decisions. Why are there so many establishing shots of the crew looking bored at the TV? Didn’t they already have a “Disco” video (OMG this video is also terrible!) which did not involve a disco? Why continue the tired fake Soul Train motif? Could they any actor better than the terrible John Amos wannabe to be the fake Don Cornelius? Can I get any information on the light skin girl in the video who you think is going to sing/rap/speak but is really just the delicious eye candy? If you’re looking for lyrical content, this ain’t the joint. At least, this incarnation is consistent with previous Slum Village lineups in that respect....

J Dilla – “Last Donut of the Night” Feb10

J Dilla – “Last Donut of the Night”...

#RIPDilla

In honor of J Dilla Feb08

In honor of J Dilla

The RLTLK team here have to pay our respect to one of the best to ever do it J Dilla. So check out the music we put up on the 4th podcast but since that was recorded before today, here is a dl link to one of the best mixtapes from back in the day. DJ Soul – Assorted Donuts (A Tribute to J Dilla) That mos def remix is my fucking jam!...

Slum Village – “Yes Yes” (Produced by Jay Dee aka J Dilla) Feb07

Slum Village – “Yes Yes” (Produced by Jay Dee aka J Dilla)...

A. Not a homage to WWE wrestler, Daniel Bryan. 2. The record art is very nice. yes yes. III. No matter what the lineup is, Slum Village is still a collection of below average rappers. The best parts of Fantastic Vol. 2 were Dilla’s production and the features. It wouldn’t be a Slum Village track without handclaps, thick drums, and shitty rappers. Was the last point unnecessarily critical on a track celebrating James Yancey’s bornday? Not really in my mind. There is much worse new music out there made by folks living on borrowed time. (Okayplayer) PS I feel compelled to add the production credit in the title because the 2014 incarnation of Slum Village is definitely not the driving force to click on this post....