Search Results for:

NE'ASTRA MUSIC GROUP

An underground classic in every sense of the term, Slum Village's 1998 production "Fantastic, Vol. 2" was a breath of fresh air for hip-hop heads when it finally hit shelves in 2000, earning heavy acclaim and artistic clout for the trio of T3, Baatin, and the late production legend J Dilla. "Fantastic, Vol. 2" featured vibes and lyrics harkening back to the classic sounds of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest - smooth and infectious production that would go on to set a blueprint for the 00's arrival of neo soul, and top-shelf guest appearances from Q-Tip, D'Angelo, Busta Rhymes, and many more.

Now, upon the 20th anniversary of the album’s completion, Ne'Astra Media Group is proud to bring a whole new collection of long lost tracks from the "Fantastic, Vol. 2" sessions to you. Produced between 1996 and 1999, "The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2 (Slum Village Edition)" features 11 unreleased demos and remixes featuring the classic Slum Village lineup. Tracks that have never previously been heard, and might not have ever seen the light of day otherwise. Featuring a never-before-heard freestyle from J Dilla, a newly discovered remix of the single “Hold Tight” featuring Q-Tip, a long-lost Kurupt-guesting track “Talk About Hoes”, a posthumously discovered Baatin solo cut, plus numerous other unearthed gems of underground hip-hop!

If you are a Dilla fan today is your day.- Okayplayer. 


The mark that the late producer J Dilla left upon hip-hop during the 90s and early-to-mid 00s is undeniable, and his work with De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, and many more has long been cemented in the annals of hip-hop history. It was during his time as a member of seminal Detroit group Slum Village however that ranks as among his greatest. His work with rappers Baatin and T3 would be a strong influence upon modern rappers like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, and earn widespread critical praise, and comparisons to other legendary groups like A Tribe Called Quest. In speaking retrospectively on their most famous album "Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1", The Roots' drummer Questlove has said of the release that it "single-handedly birthed neo-soul."

J Dilla has been gone for over 10 years now, and Slum Village has moved on from their time with the legendary beatsmith, recruiting new members along the way. Despite this, new Dilla compositions are still being discovered, and his legacy continues to be shared and celebrated with a modern hip-hop audience. Ne'Astra Music Group now presents a new compilation of rare Dilla material: Vol. 0. Ten tracks featuring the classic Slum Village lineup of Dilla on vocals and production, with Baatin & T3 also on the mic, collected by modern SV member Young RJ from unreleased material and demos recorded between 1994 and 1997. The knowledgable hip-hop head may recognize key tracks from the circulated EPHCY Sessions, while others have never seen the light of day. A piece of hip-hop history that would have otherwise wallowed in obscurity, until now. 


Latest Pre-Sales

203 NEW ITEMS

Our End of Year Booklet launch party is next Thursday (November 22) in The Pink Room @yes_mcr 6 - 10:30 Free entry.… https://t.co/m4MWhHgsYw
Fri 16th - 6:11
Some people might say it’s a little too early to be talking about Christmas. But when @Khruangbin cover Vince Guara… https://t.co/BNaUBvgSIe
Fri 16th - 6:01
RT @redrackem: Big love to @PiccadillyRecs for the nice words about the new @ajukaja single 'Mhmhmh' which is out Bergerac today officially…
Fri 16th - 1:54
E-newsletter —
Sign up
Back to top