20 years ago this month @officialjdilla & @t3slum gave me this cassette backstage at #SmokingGrooves97 & completely changed the course of history. Difference between this album & other albums were either classics came out & I resisted for the longest (#TheChronic) or I didn't know of its power until WAY later (picked ANY @DJQuik jawn in the 90s) or I was listening from a peer pov & not like a fan---Lil the difference between wishing I was IN the industry (Tribes #LowEndTheory) vs seeing what they doin over there and how am I gonna present my own product (Tribes #BeatsRhymesAndLife)---#SlumVillage presented something new and unheard of before 97. By 97, groups weren't "groups" anymore. I haven't heard anyone #GreekChorus -ing their hooks anymore (all in unison as a collective voice) nor have I heard cats riding their words to match the rhythm to the beat (listen to dilla & baatin stutter/stop that whole "ayo this shit is for the wheelin' dealing cash flow---" on the title track. Matter of fact all 4 #Fantastic interludes w that whole-stop-n-start-space-be-tween-all-syl-lab-les stuff was some funk ad lib revelation ish that did for music the same way MJ hiccuping EVERY word did for him on #OffTheWall. Words were percussion like JB's words were percussion on all James Brown songs. I didn't even get to HOW dilla heard all these samples in his head that NOONE was thinking about back then. if you love #ThingsFallApart #Voodoo #LikeWaterForChocolate #MamasGun #TrainOfThought ---too many to mention: it all starts here #FantasticVol1 by @OfficialSlumVillage @t3slum @officialjdilla #Baatin @waajeed_ changing lives man.

20 years ago this month @officialjdilla & @t3slum gave me this cassette backstage at #SmokingGrooves97 & completely changed the course of history. Difference between this album & other albums were either classics came out & I resisted for the longest (#TheChronic) or I didn't know of its power until WAY later (picked ANY @DJQuik jawn in the 90s) or I was listening from a peer pov & not like a fan---Lil the difference between wishing I was IN the industry (Tribes #LowEndTheory) vs seeing what they doin over there and how am I gonna present my own product (Tribes #BeatsRhymesAndLife)---#SlumVillage presented something new and unheard of before 97. By 97, groups weren't "groups" anymore. I haven't heard anyone #GreekChorus -ing their hooks anymore (all in unison as a collective voice) nor have I heard cats riding their words to match the rhythm to the beat (listen to dilla & baatin stutter/stop that whole "ayo this shit is for the wheelin' dealing cash flow---" on the title track. Matter of fact all 4 #Fantastic interludes w that whole-stop-n-start-space-be-tween-all-syl-lab-les stuff was some funk ad lib revelation ish that did for music the same way MJ hiccuping EVERY word did for him on #OffTheWall. Words were percussion like JB's words were percussion on all James Brown songs. I didn't even get to HOW dilla heard all these samples in his head that NOONE was thinking about back then. if you love #ThingsFallApart #Voodoo #LikeWaterForChocolate #MamasGun #TrainOfThought ---too many to mention: it all starts here #FantasticVol1 by @OfficialSlumVillage @t3slum @officialjdilla #Baatin @waajeed_ changing lives man.
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  • All the ❀️

  • Truth

  • @bad_sumeritan yep... truth..that's what 3riller told me @t3slum

  • We have @t3slum to thank for that stutter step style..I can just imagine your face @questlove when u first heard this joint..cuz I was stuck!!

  • Things you do remix πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  • That Vol.1 and 2 πŸ”₯

  • SV FOR LIFE πŸ’―

  • Exactly his new sh*t crazy HA @teekomusic @questlove @t3slum

  • THANK YOU FAMILY ITS ALL LOVE #SALUTE #SALUTE @questlove

  • @questloveπŸ‘€πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  • Well said!

  • 😌 @bekr30

  • Thanks as always for sharing your stories and knowledge @questlove

  • FANTASTIC is a classic!!!!!

  • πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  • Love me some Slum Village

  • @questlove this album changed my life

  • I found him due to the homage song you all did on The Roots album years ago. Then I watched a doc on him. What a musical genius and I could hear the hurt in the voices on the song....RIP!

  • Fantastic album! Found them in college it def helped bridge my roots love to michigan!

  • The only long paragraphs I read on IG belong to Questlove

  • πŸ‘ 😎 πŸ‘

  • What was your reaction when you finally heard it?

  • Well said @questlove respect . . .

  • I was at that Smokin' Grooves show in 1997...😍

  • πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

  • @questlove wait till you hear the new @t3slum πŸ€˜πŸ½πŸ†πŸ€˜πŸ½

  • Jay D forever

  • thank you

  • Amen. Changed my life.

  • @brodybeej same here. Players on a sound system with a good sub = πŸ’£

  • ITS FAN TASTIC! ITS AH FAN TASTIC!

  • I heard a rumour that all the verses were recorded to a click track before the beats were even made. Can anyone confirm this? @questlove ? If so, this just makes the album even more prolific!

  • @jcmighty

  • Melvin Taylor Music

  • Golden...

  • #Facts πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

  • R.I.P. "J-Dilla"!!!!!