Slum Village feat. Phife Dawg - "Push It Along" (prod. by Young RJ)
Slum Village is gearing up to drop their 8th studio LP Yes (3rd in the post-Dilla lineup) and today we’re being treated to yet another fine offering from the piece with the release of their latest single “Push It Along,” featuring the one and only Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest. Though it bears the name of ATCQ’s spacey and jazz-laced lead-off cut from their debut LP and the group’s own funky diabetic, the two are obviously leagues apart in terms of sonics. Tribe’s cut takes Grover Washington‘s cooled-out composition for a top down, boom-bapified trip, whereas this fresh reincarnation approaches in a more careful manner, led by touches of ivory and a super-sub bass that intermittently chimes in, while the crew of cross-generational mic champions big up those that have come before them. Yes should be arriving at some point this spring, but has already graced us with the raw on so many occasions and also seems poised to have a stud list of features, including Chance The Rapper, Jon Connor, De La Soul, Phife, Dilla (of course,) Black Milk and a slew of others. If you’re not caught up, jump back and do so stat. Otherwise, rock with their deeply introspective, Phife Dawg-assisted heater “Push It Along” below and if you’re a tri-state local, don’t miss the SV crew rocking at SOB’s tonight in NYC with the legend Pete Rock on the one and twos.