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Slum Village: Fantastic Volume II (Wordplay/Source)

Kodwo Eshun, The Wire, June 2000

THE DEBUT album from Slum Village (aka Detroit trio Jay Dee, Baatin and TB) has had a three-year delivery, protracted by label mergers and unexplained delays. Fantastic Volume II has acquired a fearsome word of mouth rep. SV producer Jay Dee is one third of The Ummah, the influential production team — along with Raphael Saddiq and Ali Shaheed Muhammed — responsible for Q-Tip's brilliant Amplified and the final A Tribe Called Quest albums, Beats, Rhymes And Life and The Love Movement.

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