Slum Village

Rapper Titus “Baatin” Glover, a founding member of hip-hop much-acclaimed group Slum Village, died over the weekend at the tender age of 35. According to media reports the Detroit rapper suffered from schizophrenia bipolar disorder and depression. Detroit’s police said that Baatin’s death was not caused by foul play even though the circumstances surrounding the rapper’s death remained unknown.

Baatin, along with T3 and the late J Dilla who passed away in 2006, founded Slum Village. The original trio released two albums together, 1997’s “Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 1” and 2000’s “Fantastic, Vol. 2”. They scored one of their bigger hits with “Tainted” featuring Dwele.

In June the rapper performed with Slum Village at Rock The Bells, and shot a video for the group’s new single, “Cloud 9,” last week.

“We lost another Slum soldier, a dear friend and a brother,” Slum Village’s associate T3 said.
And of the passing of Baatin artists like Solange twitted, “Ive never tried to start a trending topic before…but it would just sadden me too much that artist that moved me in such a way don’t get the recognition they deserve.” ?uestlove of The Roots said, “Most of you won’t understand but this dude’s music moved me man.” And Dwele wrote “R.I.P. Baatin of slum village forever.”
Although funeral arrangements have not yet been made, a memorial service was held Monday, August 3, in Detroit.

Written by Valerie V.

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