The prodigal sons return to their roots. Slum Village are ever evolving, always focused and ready to go to the next level. The original trio of T3, Baatin and J Dilla introduced themselves to the hip-hop realm in the 1990's, Slum homage to life with its ups and downs in Detroit keeps them well grounded.
Formed in 1996, Slum Village released their first album Fantastic Volume 1, independently. The album was an instant underground classic. After the group's first national release, Fantastic, Volume 2 under their home label Barak Records the Slum Village roster slowly began to change, their newest member Elzhi, made his Slum Village debut on the album 'Trinity: Past, Present, Future' released on (Barak/Capitol).
In 2004 Slum's 'Detroit Deli,' was penned as their most musically rich album to date. Production consisted of the young pros Young RJ Rice and Black Milk a.k.a. "B.R. Gunna" with guest production by Kanye West on their hit single "Selfish." Now back where they first started, Slum Village has found their niche in giving that fiery flow that true hip-hop heads feel has been lost for a long time.
Slum's latest album gives their listeners the best of some of their unreleased material since "Fantastic Vol. 1," with their new Mix Tape "Prequel to a Classic" production by Young RJ and Black Milk a.k.a. B.R. Gunna, J. Dilla, Karriem Riggins. This classic mix tape contains performances by Baatin, Frank & Dank, B.R. Gunna, and J. Isaac. A masterpiece, a "Prequel" to their upcoming Self titled Classic LP "The S and The V" slated for a 2005 fall release.