Slum Village at The Jazz Cafe, London
Detroit’s Slum Village begun with the formation of rappers J Dilla, Baatin and T3 in 1996, with Elzhi and Young RJ forming after the passing away of two of the groups key members. Today the trio are touring once again whilst also releasing an album back in 2010 titled Villa Manifesto.
Slum Village’s debut album Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 1 was a highly sought after album in the world of hip-hop, being a compilation of material from their demo albums which were given out at hip hop concerts and other gigs around their hometown. Trinity and Detroit Deli were the groups 2 following albums which, along with the debut, climbed high up on the US album charts.
As the formation that exists today, the most recent album ‘Villa Manifesto’, which was released back in 2010, was a reunion album that featured all of the 5 members for the first time in Slum Village history, using exerts from the two deceased members’ unreleased material and production from Young RJ. The Vintage EP was released last year in 2014, again compromising long lost Dilla beats an prod from Young RJ and the two current members Elzhi and Dilla’s younger brother Illa J.
This will be a rare performance from one of hip-hop’s greatest groups, who will be flying over from Detroit, Michigan on the 10th of August to play for leigions of the genres fans at the one of the most intimate venues in the capitals, Camden’s Jazz Café.
THE JAZZ CAFE