Twenty years ago Slum Village completed their seminal Fantastic Volume 2 which announced their arrival as Detroit’s premier hip-hop group. The album was not actually released until 2000 after Dilla spent years producing people like The Pharcyde, De La Soul and more and also being a member of The Ummah music collective. Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo and Pete Rock are some of the artists that appeared on Fantastic Volume 2 alongside T3, Baatin and Dilla. Today the group acknowledges the 20 year anniversary of FV2 by sharing the Lost Remix of “Hold Tight” featuring Q-Tip. Slum Village now consists of T3 and Young RJ and this summer they will re-emerge and go on tour to honor their official beginning. The “Hold Tight” Lost Remix is available on The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2.
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Q-Tip is scheduled to give a single sold-out reading of Nelson George’s Miles Davis screenplay My Funny Valentine at Joe’s Pub in New York City. The legendary rapper previously spoke with XXL about reading the script for the first time in front of Davis’s family and friends seven years ago. According to the theater’s description, the plot takes place in the ’80s and events unfold after Davis answers a fan letter. My Funny Valentine takes place Monday (March 26th).
Q-Tip and Demi Lovato cover Elton John’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” for the John tribute album Revamp. Q-Tip had already paid tribute to John on A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service when they sampled “Bennie and the Jets” for “Solid Wall Of Sound.” Revamp is an album of Elton John and Bernie Taupin songs covered by a variety of singers including Mary J.Blige who also had “Bennie and the Jets” used on her song “Deep Inside.” Restoration is the other tribute album and it has a country music theme. Both collections will be released April 6th days before a Grammy tribute concert to John will air on April 10th.