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Slum Village is over. Dilla and Baatin are dead and T3 and Elzhi don’t get along anymore, thrusting the remaining members into the wide world of solo projects. Elzhi, revered for his laser-guided raps, dropped a pointless cover version of Illmatic this month. T3 however called up frequent SV producer Young RJ and knocked out some Motor City bangers for his 3illa EP, due June 21.
T3 embodies the forceful rhyming for which his city is known on “Motor Freaks.” He and Illa J (Dilla’s little brother) detail their four door black Caprices with the zeal of ardent car enthusiasts. RJ doesn’t get enough credit as a producer; he uses a guitar sample to mimic the rev of an engine which breaks to a sacrosanct piano on the hook. You know, because Detroit hip-hop is fucking sacred.
Video for “Hello World” below the jump.
MP3: T3 ft. Illa J-“Motor Freaks”