The homie DJ DUB has been type quiet this summer making moves, and then BOOMS he hit’s you with nothing but fresh quality content, 3 times doper, 3 times more original, and 3 times more Hip Hop all on one quiet Wednesday afternoon:
Up first: TABI BONNEY – THE JETSETTER DOWNLOAD HERE or click picture
You know that TheOvun shows nothing but love to DC MC Tabi Bonney, who has CONSISTENTLY been dropping gem after gem of crazy tracks. This mixtape right here brings you up to speed on all of his best tracks as well as some key remixes and blends. DO NOT hesitate to download this jawn first. The Jetsetter Mixtape is actually a prelude to the up and coming album — Fresh. As always we will keep you posted with that album news.
This is a breaking story today… Although he wasn’t physically present in the group Slum Village for sometime; they actually reunited with Baatin and were planning on a full album release this year. We haven’t mentioned too many of recent deaths this past year; but this is another hard blow for Indie Hip Hop.
Many condolences go out to Baatin’s close ones.
Baatin, a Detroit rapper and member of Detroit rap collective Slum Village, has died. Tim Maynor, tour manager for Slum Village, confirmed his death in an e-mail to MLive.
Maynor did not comment any further, only saying his death is “too fresh right now.”
News of Baatin’s death spread virally around noon Saturday. A cause of death is not known.
“When I got spiritual, I wanted a different name,” he said. “(Baatin) is Islamic for ‘hidden.’ ”
Baatin told the Metro Times that he struggled with several emotional problems. He left a European tour in 2003 to rest, but later asked to be released from the group.
Slum Village, now a duo, continued to perform. During a show at the State Theatre in Detroit, Baatin demanded to be on stage. He was arrested and jailed; after that, he was evicted from his apartment that he says was being paid for by his record label.
In 2004, Baatin was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression; he later developed a crack habit, living homeless for more than a year.
A European promoter offered Baatin a chance to revitalize his career with some shows overseas. Baatin accepted, cleaned up and began work on a solo album.
Baatin also reunited with T3 and Elzhi, and a new album, “Villa Manifesto,” was scheduled to be released September 22. The first single, “Cloud 9″ features Floetry’s Marsha Ambrosious.