R.I.P.: Slum Village Member Baatin Passes
According to reports, Slum Village member Baatin has died. No official information regarding the cause of death has been released as of yet but many of his fellow MCs and musicians have been sending their condolences via the Internet.
The passing Of Baatin comes right as he had recently reunited with remaining group members Elzhi and T3 and were gearing to release their new album, Villa Manifesto on September 22nd. They had recently released the single “Cloud 9” with former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius.
Baatin is the second member of the group to have passed away as former member J-Dilla died in 2006 after suffering from the rare blood diseases Lupus and TTP (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpra).
Baatin, born Titus Glover in 1974, was previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, which caused him to take a break from Slum Village and music.
Talib Kweli spoke of Baatin’s passing on Twitter stating, “I’m at a loss right now. Hi-Tek was set to dj for Slum Village tonight. RIP Baatin. More influential than you can imagine. Slum Village forever.”