Sean Healy and CIMMfest Present: SLUM VILLAGE / King’s Court – A tribute to J Dilla / BLACK MILK / Guilty Simpson / Phat Kat / BLAQ ROYALT
Slum Village emerged out of the east side of Detroit in the early 1990s. Comprised of high school friends J Dilla, Baatin, and T3, the trio mixed old school hip hop, soul, and funk with innovative production, and quickly won the hearts of the hip hop underground with J Dilla becoming recognized as one of the most unique talents of a generation. J Dilla went on to produce music for Common, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, and De La Soul among other notable artists before he passed away in 2006 after a battle with a blood disorder. With their tribute performances, the surviving members of Slum Village continue to honor his musical legacy. Detroit MC Black Milk (Curtis Cross) opens the night with his provocative brand of hip hop.
King's Court - A Tribute to J DIlla – J. Dilla may have died in 2006, but his legacy lives on through his creations with names like A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and Erykah Badu. The Slum Village member is one of the most respected and powerful hip-hop producers of the last two decades and CIMMFest is honoring him through two tribute bands.
Gifted emcee Black Milk was JDilla’s protege and initial replacement as the producer for Slum Village. Experimenting with dusty grooves, minimal electronics and live instrumentation, he balances street, personal and conscious topics. Black Milk recorded for Fat Beats, Decon, Duck Down and Jack White’s Third Man Records, Danny Brown, Elzhi, Wu-Tang’s GZA, Royce Da 5’9”, Pharoahe Monch and Computer Ugly.