With the release of its third record, Detroit Deli: A Taste of Detroit, Slum Village has been paired down to a duo. Jay Dee and Baatin may be gone, but T3 and Elzhi haven't missed a step. The bangin' first single, "Selfish," featuring Kanye West and John Legend, proves that as a quartet, trio or duo, Slum will not be counted out. The new disc is in the same vein of the group's previous releases: ditties about women ("Old Girl" and "Dirty"); representing hip-hop ("It's On" and "Zoom"); and the struggle in the streets ("Keep Holding On" and "The Hours"). And although the pair's cadence seems disproportionate at times -- Elzhi's rapid-fire flow and witty wordplay outshines T3's slow drawl, which often seems forced -- the chemistry ultimately works in Slum's favor. Taste and see.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Denver, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.