Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1 (2LP)

Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1 (2LP)

Slum Village

Regular price €35.00 Sale

PRE-ORDER / AVAILABLE MAY 20th 2022 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

CATALOG#

NMG5762-LP

DESCRIPTION

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 Detroits 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.)

NeAstra Media Group now presents the album reissued on vinyl. 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.

TRACKLIST

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