FAN-TAS-TIC VOL. 1 (SANDSTONE OPAQUE PRESSING) by SLUM VILLAGE

SKU124173
ArtistSLUM VILLAGE
TitleFAN-TAS-TIC VOL. 1 (SANDSTONE OPAQUE PRESSING)
LabelNE'ASTRA MUSIC GROUP
Catalog #NMG 5762SO-LP
Genre
ReleaseW 28 - 2022
FormatVinyl - US2LP
 € 42,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Fantastic
  2. Keep It On (This Beat)
  3. I Don't Know
  4. How We Bullshit
  5. Fat Cat Song
  6. The Look Of Love
  7. Estimate
  8. Hoc N Pucky
  9. Beej N Dem
  10. Pregnant
  11. Forth & Back (Rock Music)
  12. Fantastic 2
  13. Fantastic 3
  14. Keep It On
  15. 5 Ela Remix
  16. Give This Nigga
  17. Players
  18. Look Of Love (Remix)
  19. Pregnant
  20. Things U Do (Remix)
  21. Fat Cat (Remix)
  22. Fantastic 4
  23. What's Love Gotta Do With It (Look Of Love Remix)
  24. 2 You 4 You

Description

Slum Village’s Fan-Tas-Tic Volume I Is Now Available In A Limited Edition Sandstone Opaque Pressing:

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,
free-wheeling 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 hip-hop 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.

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