EXCLUSIVE: In Honor of 20th Anniversary, Slum Village Hosts Party, Mixtape, Euro Tour

(AllHipHop News) One of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop history, Slum Village, has been through more than its share of ups and downs. Numerous label changes and the death of two founding members would have destroyed a lesser group.

However, led by surviving founding member, R.L. “T3” Altman, Slum Village remains a strong and viable brand touring and releasing new music.

In celebration of 20 years in the industry, on January 29, 2013, Slum Village will present a new mixtape, Dirty Slums 2, which reflects the new direction of the group and their renewed dedication to their legacy.

“This new movement, to establish Slum Village as a brand, is important,” says Slum Village founding member, T3, “With Dirty Slums, we are able to be a bit more creative and fluid but still preserve the legacy of Slum Village.”


Slum Village and Mick Boogie presentDirty Slums 2 is a “more gritty sound,” says T3, “features more real life issues, and is a little over the top.” Kick off for the mixtape included the debut of the new single, “Decadence,” featuring Guilty Simpson.

“The beauty of Dirty Slums,” states rapper/producer Young RJ, “is that great artists can come and go, collaborate, and still work on their own solo projects while still maintaining that great, funky style that is signature of Slum Village.”

Slum Village and Mick Boogie present Dirty Slums 2 will be available on January 29, 2013.

And since you can’t release a groundbreaking new mixtape without an amazing party to celebrate, Slum Village will host a Dirty Slums 2 Mixtape Release Party on Friday, January 25th at The Magic Stick, one of Detroit’s top live music venues.

Hosted by Detroit hip-hop staple, Mark Da Spark, the Dirty Slums 2 Mixtape Release Party will feature performances by Guilty Simpson, Rapper Big Pooh, Vice Verse, Focus, Illa J., and more.

Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The Magic Stick is located at 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. More information is available at our website, www.slumvillage.com