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J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Jay Dee aka King Dilla
J Dilla aka Jay Dee
Jay Dee aka King Dilla
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Ne'astra Music Group)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and early-to-mid 00s is undeniable. His work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and of course Slum Village long been cemented his prominence in the annals of hip-hop history.Of the many words one can use to describe J Dilla’s legacy, one that’s not used enough is prolific. Dilla made beats constantly. So new Dilla compositions are still being discovered. One of the places where those works are still being unearthed is the archives of the Ne’Astra Music Group, who proudly present here 8 Dilla tracks previously unissued on vinyl. Dilla’s legacy continues to be shared and celebrated by today’s hip-hop audience – with help from the tireless efforts of Ne'Astra.
Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 2
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 2
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Ne'astra Music Group)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey –better knownto the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, and nowhereis 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 group's distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound, built around winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples. Against the backdrop of Dilla's rich production, T3 and Baatin's 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.)After the success of Slum’s 1997 studio debut, Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, the group wentto work on their follow up. Though the project was completed in ’98, label turmoil kept the project on ice until 2000. By the time Fantastic Volume II hit Dilla was well on his way to his status as a hip hop legend having produced cuts for Common,Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest and many more. Later works from Slum Village may have had more of an impact sales-wise (in the immediate)but Fantastic Vol. 2 had fans and many critics saying that Slum Village, and Dillain particular, may “single-handedly save rap music.” Perhaps that statement ishyperbole but many consider Fantastic Volume II to be Slum Village’s finest workever to this day.Ne'Astra Media Group now presents the album reissued on vinyl, for the first timein several years. Every wobbling bass note of J Dilla's production has beenpreserved to maintain the legacy of this hip hop rap classic and maintain thelegend of one of hip-hop's greatest beatsmiths.
Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 1
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 1
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Ne'astra Music Group)
20,99 €* 24,99 € -16%
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey -betterknown to the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, andnowhere 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 providedthe group's distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound, built around windingbasslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soulsamples. Against the backdrop of Dilla's rich production, T3 and Baatin'sfree-flowing style of rhyming would also earn wide critical praise, leading tocomparisons as the successors to A Tribe Called Quest. (A label they themselveshave rejected.)It's on Slum Village's 1997 studio debut, Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, that all theseelements come together in the most proficient manner. An instant hit amongDetroit's underground hip-hop scene, the album seemed to combine all the bestelements of the reigning alternative and gangsta styles of hip-hop into onecohesive style that was a hit among critics. Fan-Tas-Tic's influence extended farbeyond Detroit, as its sound heavily influenced the sounds of D'Angelo, ErykahBadu, and The Roots just to name a few. (Roots drummer ?uestlove has evendeclared that: "Hands down this album birthed the neo-soul movement.")Ne'Astra Media Group now presents the album reissued on vinyl, for the firsttime in several years. Every wobbling bass note of J Dilla's production has beenpreserved and every freestyle line of T3 and Baatin has been re-created, tomaintain the legacy of a late-90s rap classic, and the legend of one of hip-hop's greatest beatsmiths.
Slum Village - Fantastic Collection
Slum Village
Fantastic Collection
4CD | 2017 | US | Original (Ne'astra Music Group)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
This Extensive Collection From The Group’s Dilla-helmed Era Is A Comprehensive Overview Of Fan-Tas-Tic V.1 and V.2.The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey -better known to the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop can't 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 group's distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound,built around winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples. Against the backdrop of Dilla's rich production, T3 and Baatin's 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.) Dilla himself went on to earn his own legend of brilliance, inspiring a slew of classic artists like Nas and The Pharcyde, to newcomers like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. It would be a gratuitous task to encapsulate the full magnificence of the material Dilla produced with Slum Village, but Ne'Astra Media Group have accomplished such a feat, with the arrival of the Fan-Tas-Tic Collection! A comprehensive overview of the underground group's Dilla-produced tracks across four compact discs. The CD includes the entirety of the namesake albums Fan-Tas-Tic Volumes 1 & 2, instrumental versions, and a bonus fourth collection of remixes and obscurities, featuring collaborations with Madlib & Pete Rock, and select cuts from Best Kept Secret, the group's rare release under the name J-88. The Fan-Tas-Tic Box is a veritable crown jewel for any fan of J Dilla or Slum Village, as well as an outstanding entry-point into the legacy of an underground hip-hop production hero.
Slum Village - Slum Village Volume 0
Slum Village - Yes
Slum Village - Vintage EP
Slum Village
Vintage EP
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Ne'astra Music Group)
15,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Though Slum Village have gone through many lineup changes since their inception in 1996, the group's music has stayed powerful. Last year's studio release Evolution featured founding member T3 and newcomer Illa J (Brother of the late J Dilla, and founding member of Slum Village) atop a bevy of fresh beats from producer Young RJ, and remaining strong as ever. Evolution has set the stage for their next upcoming release, this summer's YES, following a 12-city tour in celebration of the life of their revered producer.To tide over the hunger of J Dilla-fanatics, Ne'Astra Music Group now presents the Vintage EP, a 10-track record featuring upcoming tracks from YES. Though Vintage is technically an EP, it’s not to be under-estimated. Slum Village come full force on Vintage, backed by some premium grade beats (Including a few tracks built around long-lost Dilla beats) with instrumentals as a B-Side. Guest appearances from fellow Detroit MCs Black Milk & Frank Nitt, and up-and-coming rapper Kameron Corvet further bolster the Vintage EP's potency. A preview of great things to come from Slum Village, and yet another testament to Dilla's far-reaching legend.
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