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Young RJ Releases The Detroit Project

Young RJ is following his Blaq Royalty solo debut with The Detroit Project that features vocals from hometown veterans Guilty Simpson and Phat Kat. There are also appearances from B.R. Gunna, De La Soul and vocals from fallen heroes Proof and J.Dilla. Young RJ explained his plans for the music in a press release:

“I messed with Phat Kat and Guilty because they carry a pedigree in Detroit, we all talkin about my Nig**s struggling here in tha D, living in modern America is like hell for a man who is light brown or dark as the nighttime”

Stream The Detroit Project below and buy it from iTunes


Slum Village Releases The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2

Slum Village’s The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2 is a group of lost demos and remixes from the late ’90s featuring the original lineup of T3, Baatin and J.Dilla. The music all produced by Dilla finally emerges 20 years after the release of Fantastic Vol. 2. Stream The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2 below. 


Listen To The Lost Remix Of Slum Village’s Hold Tight Featuring Q-Tip Produced By J.Dilla

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


Young RJ, Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson Release I Know In Celebration Of Dilla Day

Slum Village’s Young RJ has released “I Know” featuring Guilty Simpson and Phat Kat in celebration of Dilla Day(February 7th). “I Know” details the plight of Black men in America dealing with the prison system and economic struggles. It is one of the songs from the collaborative album he is working on with both of the Detroit emcees. Young RJ just released his solo album Blaq Royalty and the Joyner Lucas-assisted single “Motion.”


Young RJ: Blaq Royalty Album Stream

Young RJ’s first solo album Blaq Royalty is out now. The Slum Village member is joined by Pete Rock, Boldy James, BJ The Chicago Kid and more on the 12-song collection. Stream it above and buy it here.