All the way from Detroit, influential hip hop act Slum Village will play a set at The Music Café, Leicester, on Friday 7 August 2015. This will be the act’s only UK date outside of London so don’t miss out on the dynamic duo who will be supported by DJ Yess with Da Jazz, Wavey & AK Dope with DJ sets by Simon Schoolboy Phillips and Jon 1st (world online DMC champion).
Slum Village was formed by three members; rappers Baatin (deceased 31 July 2009) and T3, plus rapper and producer J Dilla (deceased 10 February 2006). J Dilla left the group in 2002 with Elzhi joining in his absence.
Throughout their career, Slum Village have flirted musically with a variety of high profile performers. Their 2004 album “Detroit Deli” included the hit single “Selfish”, produced by Kanye West and featuring John Legend. The 2011/12 mixtape “Dirty Slums Vol 1 & 2” featured the likes of Rapper Big Pooh, De La Soul, Focus & Skyzoo, and earned 100,000+ downloads.
At present, the evolution of Slum Village continues with a reinvigorated energy, with founding member T3 holding down the legacy alongside Grammy nominated producer Young RJ.
2Funky Arts present….
Slum Village Live
7-11pm, Friday 7 August 2015
The Music Café
New Park St (off Braunstone Gate)
Tickets are priced at £15 in advance. More on the door. Available from Rockaboom & 2Funky Tickets.