Slum Village – “Yes Yes” | Music Video

After the group’s issues of 2010 leading to Elzhi‘s departure, fans of Slum Village were wondering what was to become of the legendary Detroit rap crew’s legacy. We were given the answer with their 2013 album Evolution, which displayed consistent production from Young RJ with improved wordplay from founding member T3 and Dilla’s younger brother, Illa J.

Almost a year after that album comes a new single in the form of “Yes Yes,” a feel-good head nodder that had been produced by the late, great J. Dilla a while back.

The bouncy horn sample, leaning bass and those signature Dilla kicks and snares reference his more soulful sound explored in the late ’90s/early ’00s, with the subject matter bringing to mind some of the verses delivered on Fantastic Vol. 2. Lyrically we’re presented with bragging rights about whose rhymes are the tightest, as well as laying down game about how their sexual prowess with the ladies.

The newly released music video (directed by Ryan Lightbourn) utilises glowing disco balls, jerry curl wigs, dancing ladies, psychedelic silhouettes and the colour purple to give us a late ’70s experience; think Soul Train meets the Blaxploitation Era.  The hooks have the more interesting cuts and fades, while the verses show us a few angles of each emcee delivering said verse.

If you’re loving the video and the feel-good vibes of “Yes Yes,” it’s now available on iTunes.