Waajeed on J Dilla’s production for Look of Love

j-dilla.com June 18, 2012

From http://bling47.com

The Look of Love is one of Slum Villages most well know songs. It’s live intro was recorded by yours truly from my handheld tape recorder at the well respected Alvins in Detroit.

It was about the time we’d just finished recording Fantastic Volume 1 in Dilla’s basement in Conant Gardens. On this unseen footage you can see Dilla in the white hat in the center, Baatin in the white shirt and T3 sitting on the far right. The crowd explodes as the beat drops to this instant cult classic. Truly amazing moments only brought to you by Bling47. Big shout to Que D.

Vintage Slum Village & J Dilla

j-dilla.com February 14, 2012

While some consider Dilla’s strong suit to be production, others look to his rhyming for inspiration. This early Slum Village track, “Tell Me What You Want” is a fine example of his ill penmanship. It was one of the first efforts as Baatin, T3 and Dilla came out of the Senepod crew name and became Slum Village. At the time Dilla didn’t even have a drum machine, so this beat was actually made using the “pause and record” tape method. It was never released. Courtesy of Bling47