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Video: House Shoes Breaks Down J Dilla - "Feelin Good" [Unreleased Slum Village Track + Rare Live Footage]

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Slum Village - "Feelin Good" (intro) live at St. Andrews Hall, Detroit ca. 1996

House Shoes is back in a Detroit state of mind with this next J Dilla breakdown on the Bling47 Breaks series. This one will be particularly mindbending for Dilla & Slum Village fanatics, because the track in question--"Feelin Good" has never been released even on beat tape form, having only seen the light of day (well, the light of club) at local SV shows in the mid-90s (rare footage of a disastrous, yet historic show at Detroit's legendary St. Andrews Hall AKA The Shelter, circa 1995-96 is included in the breakdown, and speaking on behalf of Shoes: you're welcome). The sample Dilla flipped is, of course, an extremely rare cover of "Feelin Good" (made famous by Nina Simone) and the resulting Slum Vill beat represents late Golden Era/early Dilla-dynasty hip-hop at it's finest. Watch below:

props to B47