R.I.P. Baatin of Slum Village / good things come in time

Marcellous Lovelace
Marcellous Lovelace

no one wants to risk pain
no one wants to get hurt

we all want to live and grow as we develop
we all want peace as we learn

life is a constant cycle of events
we run from our true feelings

R.I.P. Baatin of Slum Village

AllHipHop.com has confirmed that Baatin of Slum Village has passed away. While no details are available regarding cause of death, friends of the rapper have already began sending out condolences via Twitter. “R.I.P. baatin of slum village forever,” wrote singer Dwele on his page. In a summer filled with celebrity deaths, producer 9th Wonder advised fans to remember artists while they are still living. “RIP Baatin of Slum Village; let’s celebrate our people while they are here,” 9th reflected. “we are losing folk.” Baatin was the founding member of the group Slum Village, along with J Dilla and T3. Together, the trio released two influential albums in Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1) (1997) and Fantastic, Vol. 2 (2000). In 2002, Dilla left the group to pursue a solo career, and was replaced by lyricist Elzhi. Baatin himself left the group before the release of their 2004 LP Detroit Deli due to undisclosed medical issues. Earlier this week, T3 had confirmed with AllHipHop.com that Baatin had rejoined the group. “The whole thing is I felt like the fans wanted Baatin to come back. And I felt like I really didn’t want to do another album without Baatin. I wanted his energy,” T3 explained.

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