Village of the Slummed
Slum Village marks 20 years with a celebration of all that came before
Published: January 23, 2013
Slum Village 2013 is a very different animal to that formed by three outrageously talented, driven and hilarious kids back in the early ’90s, but different isn’t always bad. T3 has been forced to evolve the idea of the group, and he’s done so respectfully and appropriately. The band has a mixtape, Dirty Slums 2, coming out this month (hence the show at the Magic Stick), and a full album due in April. If you do make it to the Stick, don’t think of this as a Slum Village reunion show, think of it as a celebration of the band’s music. And then just respect the fact that T3 and his boys don’t know when to stop working. That’s the ethic.
“You’ve got to work, man,” he says. “Our introduction to the game with Vol. 1 was 22 songs. You’ve got to make it undeniable.”
Slum Village plays with Rapper Big Pooh and Clear Soul Forces on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700.
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