Slum Village "The Fantastic Box: A Jay-Dee Production" (5X7" Colored Vinyl + 4XCD)
Slum Village "The Fantastic Box: A Jay-Dee Production" (5X7" Colored Vinyl + 4XCD)
Slum Village "The Fantastic Box: A Jay-Dee Production" (5X7" Colored Vinyl + 4XCD)
Slum Village "The Fantastic Box: A Jay-Dee Production" (5X7" Colored Vinyl + 4XCD)

Slum Village "The Fantastic Box: A Jay-Dee Production" (5X7" Colored Vinyl + 4XCD)

5X7" Colored V... - $64.99

The Fantastic Box features both of Slum Village's classic Fantastic albums, including vocal tracks, bonus mixes, remixes and instrumentals across four CDs, and the singles for "Fall in Love," "Fall In Love Remix," "Players," "I Don't Know, and "Raise It Up," on five colored 45s. Limited to 1,000 copies!

Hip-hop fans around the world worship the late, great J Dilla, and for good reason. He remains one of the most beloved rap producers of all time – celebrated by artists ranging from A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde to Madlib, Kanye West, Nas and Kendrick Lamar – because of his connection with his collaborators, as a producer and a person. He was, quite simply, a musical genius who left us too soon.

When it came to connection, there was perhaps none greater in his musical life than with the trio Slum Village, which included Detroit way-back friends and MCs T3 and Baatin. It’s where the artist known as Jay-Dee got his start, where he cut his earliest production teeth in the early-to-mid-‘90s, and where he started to understand that making music reaches its peak when artists build their work as family.

This new and exhaustive collection – comprising four CDs and five 7-inch records from the group’s Dilla-helmed era – is the perfect way for longtime fans to celebrate Dilla’s work with his first musical family, as well as for newcomers to enter the expansive musical world he created in the 1990s.

As Slum Village, the group, with Dilla as chief producer and sometime MC, put out two full-lengths under the SV name: Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1 (recorded in 1996 and 1997) and Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 2 (from 2000). Both are included here in full, with original album vocal tracks, bonus mixes and remixes, and selected instrumentals on a third CD.

CD #4 is a beyond-the-albums journey through rare bonus cuts (with selected tracks from the J-88 Best Kept Secret album, with the same trio lineup): 11 songs, including the remix to “Hold Tight”; two Madlib collabs (“Things You Do” and “Get It Together”); and the Pete Rock remix of “Once Upon A Time” (the original was also produced by Pete and is found on CD #2).

This multi-layered musical cake is iced by a separate vinyl companion, containing five 7-inches (two singles off Vol. 2 – “Raise It Up” and “I Don’t Know” – plus three singles just for this set, each on its own color of premium vinyl: “Fall In Love,” “Fall In Love Remix” and “Players”), and a liner notes book with rare photos and images. The text is by journalist Martin Caballero, with extensive input from the group’s only surviving member, T3.

The 7-inch labels in this collection are inspired by the original “Raise It Up” and “I Don’t Know” 12-inch releases, which were designed to look like test pressings. The set itself is housed in a deluxe flip-top 7” box.


Fantastic Box Set, Disc 01
1. Fantastic 1 1:27
2. This Beat (Keep It On) 3:10
3. I Don’t Know 1:01
4. How We Bull$#!+ 1:15
5. Fat Cat Song 2:53
6. The Look of Love 4:17
7. Estimate 1:24
8. Hoc N Pucky 1:36
9. Beej N Dem 2:16
10. Pregnant 1:16
11. Forth & Back (Rock Music) 3:36
12. Fantastic 2 0:50
13. Fantastic 3 1:36
14. This Beat (Keep It On) (Remix) 3:00
15. 5 Ela Remix 3:00
16. Give This Nigga 1:04
17. Players 2:56
18. Look of Love (Remix) 2:47
19. Pregant 1:02
20. Things You Do (Remix) 3:27
21. Fat Cat (Remix) 2:44
22. Fantastic 4 1:13

Fantastic Box Set, Disc 02
1. Intro 0:21
2. Conant Garden 3:04
3. I Don’t Know 2:49
4. Jealousy 4:17
5. Climax (Girl Sh**) 3:38
6. Tell Me 4:32
7. What It’s All About 4:20
8. Forth And Back (Remix) 4:19
9. Untitled 3:53
10. Fall In Love 3:55
11. Get Dis Money 3:29
12. CB4 3:47
13. Players 3:03
14. Once Upon A Time 5:19
15. Eyes Up 4:23
16. 2U4U (Original Mix) 3:08
17. Go Ladies 4:46
18. We Be Dem #1 1:53
19. We Be Dem #2 1:49
20. Get It Together 2:55
21. Hold Tight (Original Mix) 3:11
22. Once Upon A Time (Original Mix) 5:53

Fantastic Box Set, Disc 03 (Fantastic 2 Instrumentals)
1. Conant Gardens Instrumental 2:53
2. Climax (Girl Sh**) Instrumental 3:20
3. Jealousy Instrumental 3:24
4. Hold Tight Instrumental 3:05
5. Tell Me Instrumental 3:53
6. I Don’t Know Instrumental 2:26
7. Forth And Back Instrumental 4:02
8. Untitled Instrumental 3:08
9. Fall In Love Instrumental 3:06
10. Get Dis Money Instrumental 3:30
11. Raise It Up Instrumental 3:11
12. Players Instrumental 3:04
13. Eyes Up Instrumental 4:24
14. 2U4U Instrumental 2:36
15. CB4 Instrumental 3:24
16. Go Ladies Instrumental 4:02
17. Hustle Instrumental 3:10
18. Fall in Love (RMX) Instrumental 2:54

Fantastic Box Set, Disc 04 (Bonus Material)
1. Things You Do (MadLib) 3:49
2. Get It Together (MadLib) 2:43
3. Look of Love Alt Remix 2:46
4. Stupid Ass Lies 2:36
5. The World's Full Of Sadness 3:21
6. Hold Tight Remix 2:58
7. What's Love Got To Do With It 3:20
8. Players (Dr Love) 2:20
9. Once Upon A Time (Pete Rock Remix) 5:19
10. 2U4U (Instrumental) 2:11
11. Hustle (Instrumental) 3:10

Raise It Up 7"
Side A
1. Raise It Up 4:10
Side B
2. Raise It Up (Inst.) 3:10

Fall In Love 7"
Side A
1. Fall In Love 3:07
Side B
2. Fall In Love (Inst.) 3:08

Fall In Love REMIX 7"
Side A
1. Fall In Love REMIX 2:57
Side B
2. Fall In Love REMIX (Inst.) 2:54

Players 7"

Side A
1. Players 2:55
Side B
2. Players (Inst.) 3:06

I Don't Know 7"
Side A
1. I Don’t Know ft. Jazzy Jeff 2:25
Side B
2. I Don’t Know ft. Jazzy Jeff (Inst.) 2:27

Type: Music

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