Slum Village: Fan-Tas-Tic Vol 1

Fan-Tas-Tic Vol 1

Slum Village

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  • Release Date 25 September 2021
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Product code
NMG5762LP
Format
Double Vinyl LP
Label
Ne'astra Music Group

The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey –better known to the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, and nowhere is his legacy more apparent than his work as a member of Slum Village. A founding member of the trio, (Alongside rappers T3 and Baatin) Dilla provided the group's distinctly esoteric, freewheeling sound, built around winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples. Against the backdrop of Dilla's rich production, T3 and Baatin's free-flowing style of rhyming would also earn wide critical praise, leading to comparisons as the successors to A Tribe Called Quest. (A label they themselves have rejected.) It's on Slum Village's 1997 studio debut, Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, that all these elements come together in the most proficient manner. An instant hit among Detroit's underground hip-hop scene, the album seemed to combine all the best elements of the reigning alternative and gangsta styles of hiphop into one cohesive style that was a hit among critics. Fan-Tas-Tic's influence extended far beyond Detroit, as its sound heavily influenced the sounds of D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and The Roots just to name a few. (Roots drummer ?uestlove has even declared that: "Hands down this album birthed the neo-soul movement.") Ne'Astra Media Group now presents the album reissued on vinyl, for the first time in several years. Every wobbling bass note of J Dilla's production has been preserved and every freestyle line of T3 and Baatin has been re-created, to maintain the legacy of a late-90s rap classic, and the legend of one of hip-hop's greatest beatsmiths.

Tracks
Side A
1 Fantastic  
2 Keep It On (This Beat)  
3 I Don't Know  
4 How We Bullshit  
5 Fat Cat Song (feat. Phat Kat)  
6 The Look Of Love  
Tracks
Side B
1 Estimate  
2 Hoc N Pucky  
3 Beej N Dem  
4 Pregnant  
5 Forth & Back  
6 Fantastic 2 (Interlude)  
7 Fantastic 3 (Interlude)  
Tracks
Side C
1 Keep It On  
2 5 Ela (Remix)  
3 Give This Nigga  
4 Players  
5 Look Of Love (Remix)  
6 Pregnant (Remix)  
Tracks
Side D
1 Things U Do (Remix)  
2 Fat Cat (Remix)  
3 Fantastic 4 (Interlude)  
4 What's Love Got To Do With It (Look Of Love Remix)  
5 2 You 4 You  

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