Detroit Deli (Explicit Version) CD (2004)

Artist: Slum Village

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Product Overview


Label Capitol Records
SKU 61007312
UPC 724358304329
UPC 14 00724358304329
Format CD
Release Date 6/29/2004
Author Slum Village
Associated Artist/Work J-88
Technical Info
Producer Young RJ; Black Milk; RL "T3" Altman III
CatalogID 83043
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 06/29/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724358304329
Album Notes and Credits
Additional personnel: J Dilla, Dirt McGirt, Dwele, John Legend, Kanye West, MC Breed, Phat Kat, Melanie Rutherford, Big Herk.
When Slum Village emerged in the 1990s, they were ostensibly a trio of Jay Dee, T3, and Baatin, However, the Detroit group quickly anounced itself a fluid collective, with members free to drop in and out. They weren't kidding, as on three major releases the group has sported different line-ups each time. DETROIT DELI finds Slum Village a duo of T3 and more recent addition Elzhi. However, all that turnover sees no drop-off in the level of the music and the discourse.
If anything, Slum Village is at the top of its game on DETROIT DELI, flying from the gritty to the smooth to the funky with the greatest of ease. The outfit also displays its usual range in topics, from delivering a tender ode to ghetto womanhood on "Old Girl/Shining Star" to boasting defiantly, as on the club banger "Keep Holding On." The crew can employ unique and almost experimental beats, as on "Dirty" (fittingly featuring Dirt McGirt) and slide into the smoothest of comfortable grooves (the sweetly sly single "Selfish"). Jay Dee returns with a flourish on "Reunion," but the band's assertion of fluidity remains true, as whatever the official membership, Slum Village consistently releases complexly beautiful records. DETROIT DELI continues that trend.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (pp.76-7) - "DELI impresses most with production prowess....It's reminiscent of the Detroit outfit's sonically progressive debut..." - Grade: B-
Disc 1
1 Zoom
2 Do You
3 Dirty
4 Late 80's Skit
5 Selfish
6 Closer
7 Shining Star / Old Girl
8 Keep Holding On
9 It's On
10 Hours, The
11 Things We Do
12 Count the Ways
13 Reunion
Product Attributes
Artist Slum Village
Label Capitol Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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