Slum Village’s latest LP features production work and cameos from the likes of De La Soul, Phife Dawg, J Dilla and Black Milk. While it seems Slum Village have become something of a hip hop Ship of Theseus in their replacement of original members, their output has become more frequent in recent years. Including mixtapes, SV have released five records since 2010 and their latest,…

Slum Village’s We On is our Song For Sunday. Among the throng of releases in 2014, you may have forgotten about Slum Village’s Vintage EP and I’ll admit I did myself. While all the tracks are brilliant, it’s the J Dilla-produced We On that wins a place in this week’s Song For Sunday. Serenity is the name of the game on this track and a…

The Suite For Ma Dukes Orchestra’s rendition of Slum Village’s Untitled/Fantastic is our Song for Sunday. Bus rides are easier when you have a gorgeous soundtrack to drown out the screams of children and the cacophony of the engine. The Suite For Ma Dukes Orchestra, comprised of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and a 60-piece orchestra, provided one of the many songs on shuffle; that song being Untitled/Fantastic….

We reviewed Tanya Morgan’s Rubber Souls. Goosebumps. Hairs standing on end. Momentary losing yourself in a track with a stinkface. That’s what music is capable of producing within me and all those things happened when I first heard Tanya Morgan’s Intermission feat. Peter Hadar from their album Brooklynati. That might seem overzealous in the way of a reaction but I love Ronnie Laws and the original…

A rare video of Dilla getting ready for a soundcheck with Slum Village in LA in 2000 has been uncovered. We’ll assume this is rare as we’ve not seen it before and it was only uploaded last Wednesday. Footage of Slum Village with Dilla in tow has been uploaded to YouTube. Judging by some of the tracks played during the soundcheck, this was after his…

New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle provide us with this week’s Song For Sunday. Minnie Riperton’s Inside My Love has been the basis of a myriad of hip hop tracks, from 2Pac and The Pharcyde to ATCQ and Slum Village and our Song For Sunday joined this illustrious group in 2009. Electric Wire Hustle, or EWH for short, are a group from New Zealand with a…

Suhnraw threw a Slum Village acapella over a jazzy hip hop beat called Get $$$. It would have been insane for Dilla month to go by and Suhnraw not get involved. A fortnight ago, he uploaded Get $$$ to his Soundcloud, a filthy jazzed up beat with rough sounding drums. Tracks like this really show the malleability of Dilla’s music, and rhymes to some degree,…