2LP released: Mar 15, 2024
(Item no longer available)

1. Intro (Instrumental)
2. Conant Gardens (Instrumental)
3. I Don't Know (Instrumental)
4. Jealousy (Instrumental)
5. Climax (Girl Shit) (Instrumental)
6. Hold Tight (Instrumental)
7. Tell Me (Instrumental)
8. What It S All About (Instrumental)
9. Fourth And Back (Instrumental)
10. Untitled (Instrumental)
11. Fall In Love (Instrumental)
12. Get Dis Money (Instrumental)
13. Raise It Up (Instrumental)
14. Once Upon A Time (Instrumental)
15. Players (Instrumental)
16. Eyes Up (Instrumental)
17. 2u4u (Instrumental)
18. Cb4 (Instrumental)
19. Go Ladies (Instrumental)
20. Thelonius (Instrumental)
21. Fall-n-love Remix (Instrumental)
Cat No: NMG5780LP
Barcode: 769413578017
Packaging: 2LP

The contributions of the late Detroit producer James
DeWitt Yancey - better known to the world as J Dilla- to
the world of hip-hop can't be overstated, and nowhere is
his legacy more apparent than his work as a member of
Slum Village. A founding member of the trio, (Alongside
rappers T3 and Baatin) Dilla provided the groups
distinctly esoteric, free-wheeling sound, built around
winding basslines, quirky drumbeats, subtle low-end
frequencies, and classic jazz & soul samples.
After the success of Slum's 1997 studio debut,
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1, the group went to work on their follow
up. Though the project was completed in '98, label
turmoil kept the project on ice until 2000. By the time
Fantastic Volume II hit, Dilla was well on his way to his
status as a hip hop legend having produced cuts for
Common, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called
Quest and many more. Later works from Slum Village
may have had more of an impact sales-wise (in the
immediate) but Fantastic Volume II had fans and many
critics saying that Slum Village, and Dilla in particular,

may single-handedly save rap music. Perhaps that state-
ment is hyperbole but many consider Fantastic Volume II

to be Slum Village's, and J Dilla's, finest work ever. Ne'As-
tra now presents the complete Dilla instrumentals from

this landmark release.