Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 1 (Colored 2xLP)

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Pressed on 'Sandstone' Colored Vinyl


The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey -better known to the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop cant 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 groups distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound, built around winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples. Against the backdrop of Dillas rich production, T3 and Baatins 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-Tics influence extended far beyond Detroit, as its sound heavily influenced the sounds of DAngelo, 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.)

Every wobbling bass note of J Dillas 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-hops greatest beatsmiths.

A1. Fantastic

A2. Keep It On (This Beat)

A3. I Don't Know

A4. How We Bullshit

A5. Fat Cat Song (feat. Phat Kat)

A6. The Look Of Love

B1. Estimate

B2. Hoc N Pucky

B3. Beej N Dem

B4. Pregnant

B5. Forth & Back

B6. Fantastic 2 (Interlude)

B7. Fantastic 3 (Interlude)

C1. Keep It On

C2. 5 Ela (Remix)

C3. Give This Nigga

C4. Players

C5. Look Of Love (Remix)

C6. Pregnant (Remix)

D1. Things U Do (Remix)

D2. Fat Cat (Remix)

D3. Fantastic 4 (Interlude)

D4. What's Love Got To Do With It

(Look Of Love Remix)

D5. 2 You 4 You


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