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Fantastic Volume II: 20th Anniversary Edition (RSD21 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


    Exclusive to RSD. First issued in 2000. Currently out of print and wont be repressed in this form. 3000 pressed, 500 for the UK. This Dilla driven classic is available for RSD 2021 in a one-time only golden pearl splatter vinyl pressing. The contributions of J Dilla to the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, and nowhere is his legacy more apparent than his work as a member of Slum Village. A founding member of the trio, (Alongside rappers T3 and Baatin) Dilla provided the group's distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound. By the time Fantastic Volume II hit Dilla was well on his way to his status as a hip hop legend having produced cuts for Common, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest and many more. Fantastic Volulme 2 had fans and many critics saying that Slum Village, and Dilla in particular, may ìsingle-handedly save rap music.î Perhaps that statement is hyperbole but many consider Fantastic Volume II to be Slum Villageís finest work. For RSD 2021 Ne'Astra Media Group presents the album in 20th anniversary edition with a deluxe obi-wrap and an exclusive colored vinyl pressing.

    TRACK LISTING

    A Side. 1. Intro 2. Conant Gardens 3. I Donít Know (feat. Jazzy Jeff) 4. Jealousy 5. Climax (Girl Shit) 6. Hold Tight (feat. Q-Tip).
    B Side. 1. Tell Me (feat. DíAngelo) 2. What Itís All About 3. Fourth And Back (feat. Kurupt) 4. Untitled ñ Fantastic 5. Fall In Love.
    C Side. 1. Get Dis Money 2. Raise It Up 3. Once Upon A Time (feat. Pete Rock) 4. Players 5. Eyes Up.
    D Side. 1. 2U4U 2. CB4 3. Go Ladies 4. Thelonius 5. Fall-N-Love REMIX

    Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra

    Fantastic 2020

      Live jazzy orchestral interpretations of the Jay Dee aka J Dilla produced Slum Village classic Fantastic Vol 2! The contributions of the late Detroit producer James DeWitt Yancey -better known to the world as J Dilla- to the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, and nowhere is his legacy more apparent than his work as a member of Slum Village. A founding member of the trio, (alongside rappers T3 and Baatin) Dilla provided the group's distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound, built around winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples. Against the backdrop of Dilla's rich production, T3 and Baatin's free-flowing style of rhyming would also earn wide critical praise, leading to comparisons as the successors to A Tribe Called Quest.

      All these elements would come together in a truly prodigious fashion in the early 00s, when Dilla and Slum Village would release their second studio album Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 2. The group had already made critically acclaimed waves with Volume 1, but few could have predicted at the time of its release that Dilla's production, which combined portions of alternative, gangsta, and soul hip-hop, meshed with T3 and Baatin's deft lyrical flows, would become such a far-reaching influence. Artists like D'Angelo and Erykah Badu have name-checked Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 2 as a key influences, while The Roots' drummer ?uestlove declared that they hands down "...birthed the neo-soul movement."

      Enter the Abstract Orchestra. Helmed by composer and saxophonist Rob Mitchell, this 18-piece ensemble has become renowned for their distinct sound, which reinterprets some of the most famous hip-hop productions of all time (right on down to the sample material) into a unique blend of big band jazz and live hip-hop. The group has toured alongside the likes of John Legend, Amy Winehouse, and Adele among others, and have provided live backup for Mos Def, and many more. They previously have released orchestral versions of revered hip-hop record Madvillian and a tribute to Dilla to critical acclaim as well. On this, the 20th anniversary of Fan-Tas-Tic Volume 2's release, the Abstract Orchestra are proud to pay tribute to this highly innovative hip-hop classic. Across two volumes of vinyl and a 2-CD set of studio recordings, the big band applies their own jazzy spin to Dilla's classic productions, with occasional assistance from the surviving members of Slum Village themselves. The end result is Fantastic 2020, a hybrid blend of smooth, funky brass rhythms with boom-bap sensibilities that is just the kind of tribute that an often unsung, but highly influential group like Slum Village deserves, and is a more than welcome addition to any Dilla completist's library. 

      TRACK LISTING

      DISC ONE:

      Intro
      Conant Garden (With Vocals)
      Jealousy, Climax
      Hold Tight
      Tell Me
      What's It All About
      Forth & Back
      Untitled
      Fall In Love (With Vocals)
      Conant Gardens (Instrumental)
      Fall In Love (Instrumental)…

      DISC TWO:

      Intro (With Vocals)
      Raise It Up (With Vocals)
      Once Upon A Time
      Players
      Eyes Up
      2U4U
      CB4 
      Go Ladies
      Thelonius 
      Who Are We 
      Raise It Up (Instrumental)


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