The New Classics

May 4, 2009

New Music: Slum Village, Cloud 9 [ft. Marsha Ambrosius]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , , , , — Greg @ 5:28 pm

05.04.09

Slum Village-Cloud9

Song: Cloud 9 [ft. Marsha Ambrosius]
Artist: Slum Village
Album: unknown
Label: Barak Records
Producer: unknown
Notes: 1st single from LP
Analysis: While no official album has been announced yet, Slum Village is back to putting out material as a group after a brief hiatus. T3, Baatin, Elzhi & now late producer J Dilla’s younger brother Illa J are the names, but I’m sure there’s still enough Dilla instrumentals to rhyme over to still consider him a member. On ‘Cloud 9′, the sound is a bit less subtle than some of their earlier work (probably due to Marsha Ambrosius’ guest singing rather than a vocal sample use), but it’s still a nice representation of what made the group underground legends in the first place. The boys rhyme over a slick piano loop about, what else, fly women. Aside from one or two corny lines (the ‘just call me Real like Chance brother’ line, I’m embarrassed to recognize as an I Love New York reference), everyone brings it like they should. It’s exciting to hear some new Slum Village after over four years away from recording together, and even if ‘Cloud 9’ isn’t their best stuff, it’s exciting to think about what kind of dope music is in the works.
Rating: 7.5
Source: Nah Right

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