Audio: Waajeed X Baatin [Slum Village] "Helleven" [Unreleased Demo] - Okayplayer

Audio: Waajeed X Baatin [Slum Village] "Helleven" [Unreleased Demo]

Another ill demo from Bling47, this time a spooky confection Waajeed and his childhood homey (and Slum Village founding member) the dearly departed Baatin whipped up for Eminem to rhyme on. Pretty compelling beat and in the otherworldly pain of Baatin’s half-audible crooning you can almost hear him channeling the unlawful demons Elzhi rapped about on “The Reunion” into art. Why do I think there are a few freestylers on OKP ready to step into this Em-shaped vacuum? Read Jeedo’s firsthand account below and listen in youtube form above.

Baatin was the eldest of my friends. Born Titus Prentice Glover, we met in the 3rd grade at Courville elementary. I knew then he was a different type of dude.

There was a wedding I went to with my family – needless to say the the star of the show was little Titus. Swagged out in an all white suit, dancing and entertaining the crowd. A true showman since a young buck.

We lived around the corner from each other on the east side of Detroit, not to mention my grandmother and his mother we best friends. It was only right that we followed suit in the years to come. Brothers in music and confidants in family drama, we eventually formed a hip duo, I came up with the name H20 or Hard 2 Oppose. H20 joined Senepod. Senepod became Slum Village etc, etc.

After H20, we rarely revisited the idea of recording again. I’m not sure why but it never came up. One of the only times we sat down to work on music was just after we finished Slum Villages, Trinity. He asked me for tracks for his future project.  I sent him a beat idea and he later developed it into this demo called Helleven. He wanted to get Eminem on it at a later time.

I included it in a dedication mix I did for Ghostly a couple years ago.  It was called the The Eternal Mixtape .

Download the mix and get more via B47

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