Detroit’s Slum Village has been through a lot, the deaths of original members J Dilla (in 2006) and Baatin (in 2009) most notably. Yet, the group carries on in memory of their fallen comrades, oftentimes using their original work. “Right Back”, the newest single off the group’s upcoming LP Yes, is the latest track from Dilla to be released posthumously.
With assistance from another heralded hip-hop squad in De La Soul, “Right Back” is a piano-driven track with a trademark Dilla drumbeat that sets a composed tone for the group of rappers to flow over.
“Right Back” is one of nine tracks on Yes produced by J Dilla, and according to one of Slum Village’s newer members, Young RJ, much of the record has a similar vibe to the group’s older material.
“Dilla did 80 percent of the production, with some new stuff. Dilla’s on there rapping, you got Baatin on there rapping; I just filled in the blanks on a couple songs just to switch it up, and you know, it’s classic Slum,” Young RJ told Soulbounce, adding, “…if you like Vol. 1, Vol. 2, then you’re gonna like this.”
Listen to “Right Back” below.
Yes is due out June 16th. In addition to De La Soul, the tracklist features guest appearances from Phife Dawg, BJ the Chicago Kid, Jon Connor, and more.