(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop group Slum Village is set to return with their first LP in three years. After several shake-ups, original member T3 joined with Grammy-nominated producer Young RJ and J Dilla’s younger brother Illa J to record Evolution.
The latest project features guest appearances by Havoc of Mobb Deep, Blu, Raheem Devaughn, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Big Pooh. Production credits include T3, Young RJ, and Focus.
The founding members of Slum Village (T3, J Dilla, Baatin) started the group in the early 90′s in Detroit’s Conant Gardens neighborhood. Dilla later left the group in 2002 and was replaced by fellow Detroit emcee Elzhi.
Soon after Baatin also departed due to health complications, and T3 and Elzhi performed as a duo. Baatin would later return to the group.
Unfortunately, both founding members J Dilla and Baatin have since passed away. Dilla died in 2006 at 32. Baatin died in 2009 at 35.
Now T3, RJ, and Illa continue the Slum Village legacy with Evolution. The present-day crew has released the lead single “Forever,” and they are currently on a world tour to support their new album.
Evolution will be released on June 25th.
Check out the remaining dates for Slum Village’s tour and the video for “Forever” below.
May 22 – Munich, Germany – Import Export
May 23 – Milan, Italy – Biko Club
May 24 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
May 25 – Brussels, Belgium – Brass
June 14 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
July 24 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
July 25 - Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
July 26 – Miami, FL – The Stage