Slum Village will release their new album, YES!, on 6-16-2015 and will also be headed out on tour with the Soul Brother #1 (Pete Rock) for eight dates in June (tour dates are listed below).
Still riding the wave from their new smash single “Expressive” f/ BJ The Chicago Kid & Illa J, yesterday, Pitchfork premiered one of the more anticipated tracks (and another J Dilla banger), “Right Back,” featuring De La Soul from Slum Village’s forthcoming Yes! album.
Yes! features guest appearances and production from De La Soul, Jon Connor, Phife, Dilla, Black Milk, BJ The Chicago Kid, Bilal, Illa J & J Ivy.
You can now pre-order Slum Village’s YES! At iTunes:
Soooooo De La Soul drops “Get Away ft.the Spirit of the Wu” last summer and blew our minds. They had us HYPE for a new De La project, we thought it was coming and then…… nothing. Flash Forward to valentines day and they give away their ENTIRE CATALOGUE for free download on their website. That was insanely cool and immensely generous considering this is DE LA SOUL. That catalogue is F’n priceless B! And now this?!? An ENTIRE project called “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) full of DE LA / J DILLA collabs? FOR FREE!?! Am I dreaming? All I can say is THANK YOU! (I guess thats why their new album is gonna be called “You’re Welcome”
Here’s the first track off the mixtape “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” called “Vocabulary Spills”
The full project “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) will be released on 3/26/14 at www.wearedelasoul.com Oh! and if thats not enough they have ANOTHER mixtape called “Premiem Soul On The Rocks” produced by DJ Premier & Pete Rock! It’s gonna be a good year.
Lupe Fiasco hit’s us with a new record entitled “Around The Way” Â (Freedom Ain’t Free), where the producer re-did the classic Pete Rock & CL Smooth record T.R.O.Y (They Reminisce Over You), which was a dedication to theÂ Heavy D and The Boyz member Trouble T-ROY. The song has a message and is very positive, something we need in the culture right now. So with that being said, I was on twitter when I saw the legendary @TheRealPeteRock tweet
“No disrespect to Lupe Fiasco and I like him alot butÂ T.R.O.Y should be left alone. Feel so violated,the beat is next to my heart and was madeÂ Outta anguish and pain. When it’s like that it should not be touched by no one.Â It’s so hard for folks to make original music, I possess that, but these dudes are scared of that and this is supposed to be HIP HOP?Â Man I’m a lupe fan and everything but TROY was my homie man. I think about him and Hev every fucking day!!!! Smh”….
And he continues to state that the producer should be ashamed of himself that the beat is “Wack”. So people, we will let you be the judge – do you think that T.R.O.Y is that classic that should have never been re-done or touched? Or, based on the positive message that Lupe is sending out on his song “Around The Way”, do you think it’s ok? Â You decide.
* Just so it’s known, we at MCMI Respect both artists for their body of works throughout the years.
UPDATE: We had GMS, LR Blitzkrieg, PackFM, MrMecc & Poison Pen debate and discuss results of this poll on MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk. Ep#2. You can hear the show in the player below.Â
This is a promoÂ Joell Ortiz made for Funk Flex,Â over Pete Rockâ€™s remix of Jeru The Damajaâ€™s â€œCanâ€™t Stop The Prophetâ€. The verse is el fuego! The picture is from his performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell, for Celebrate Brooklyn, last summer. That was an awesome show, so I threw in some bonus video footage courtesy of MCMI’s LR Blitzkrieg. Enjoy!