Slum Village will celebrate their 20th anniversary June 25 with the release of Evolution. Today, the Detroit collective whet appetites in the mean time with a hard hitting freebie called “Sirens” that didn’t make the final tracklist.
The title looks to be a statement piece and a testament to a group (specifically T-3) that’s powered through the deaths of founding members J. Dilla and Baatin. A newly configured Slum Village now features Young RJ and Jay Dee’s younger brother Illa J. Expect appearances from Blu, Havoc, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Raheem Devaughn, Rapper Big Pooh and more on Evolution. Until then, listen to “Sirens” below.
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