Slum Village returns with their most rugged album ever! The Slum still hasn't duplicated the particularly groovy style of the classic Fantastic, Vol 2, and to be honest, the crew is really the same in name only. The line-up has changed little-by-little with each album, and the Detroit Deli Slum features the act paired down to the duo of T3 and Baatin. Against the odds, the album works – with an overall stronger presentation than the previous Trinity album (one that we admired more than we actually enjoyed), with some grimy, crackly beats and production, more confrontational rhymes than you'd expect from Slum Village, plus a couple of strong collaborations with fellow Detroit native Dwele. Tracks include "Zoom", "Do You", "Dirty" featuring Dirt McGirt, "Selfish" with Kanye West, "Closer" featuring Dwele, "Old Girl/
Shining Star", "Keep Holding Tight", "It's On", "The Hours", "Things We Know", "Counting The Ways" with Dwele and "Reunion" featuring Dilla.
(Cover has a large piece of blue tape with BPM.)