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Prequel to a Classic

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Customer Reviews

u r wrong

Prequel to a Classic is a mixtape, which means it contains snippets of some songs off the upcoming new album and a couple new songs that wont be on the new cd. This cd is pretty good, BR Gunna's production work is excellent and as always T3 and Elzhi completely kill it lyrically on every track they're on. Definitely required listening for anyone who is a committed Slum Village fan and even those that aren't, this just might convert you.

I Love The Slum

I'm sorry to say that I miss the old Slum Village sound. The underground sounds that were so abundant in the Fantastic Vol.I and II are no longer. I wish that they still had the sound but I am happy that the new SV has adopted a sound if their own. I know now that any other hip hop sound will never be the same due to the untimely departure of J-Dilla, I just hope that under such circumstances Slum will rise to the occasion, and keep making music.


Formed: Detroit, MI

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Rising from the rugged streets and rich musical tapestry of Detroit, Slum Village were poised to carry on the old-school, funk, and soul-filled hip-hop torch of genre pioneers A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and the Pharcyde. Growing up in the Conant Garden neighborhood of Detroit and forming during high school at Detroit's Pershing High School, MCs Baatin, Jay Dee, and T3 quickly garnered praise and recognition in the local underground scene. In the mid-'90s, Jay Dee became part of the hip-hop...
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