Slum Village Returns With ‘F.U.N’, First New Album In Nearly A Decade

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Slum Village bursts back onto the scene with their latest album, F.U.N., after nearly a decade in the shadows.

On Friday, (May 3), the group, comprised of founding member T3 and rapper/producer Young RJ, made their highly-anticipated comeback with a fusion of disco vibes, jazz, and hip-hop flair. Speaking of their creative process, the duo revealed it began with a love for collecting old disco records; ultimately shaping an eclectic mix bound to captivate both longtime Slum Village fans and contemporary music enthusiasts.

“We wanted to just try something new, so we focused on making Disco-inspired music,” Young RJ explained in a press release.

Slum is still here. We’re still relevant and we’re still trying to push the envelope… Sometimes people put too many rules on music, and without sounding cliche, we wanted to just have fun with [this album]. So, in three words: Fuck U N-ggas.” added T3 .

The 12-track album, serving as a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 release Yes!, features collaborations with notable artists such as Robert Glasper, Cordae, Larry June, Eric Roberson, and others.

Currently wrapping their 28-date “FUN Since 92 Tour,” Slum Village’s next destination is a genre bending party, “Panic In LA” on May 15. There, they’ll grace the stage alongside Hip Hop heavyweights Rakim and Talib Kweli, promising an unforgettable night.

Also on the horizon, the duo will head to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Gazebo Festival on May 26, where they’ll join forces with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter SZA, Jack Harlow, James Blake, Rich Homie Quan, and more, enriching an already impressive lineup.

In the meantime, stream Slum Village’s latest offering, F.U.N below.