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Slum Village
Trinity
Capitol Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


February 18, 2000
Being a pretty big Slum Village fan, I couldn't wait to hear their new album Trinity, but unfortunately Trinity doesn't deliver the crispy cream that Slum Village's crib chillin' classic Fantastic, Vol.2 did. With the few exceptions of the tracks "Tainted," "What is This," "Soul," "Harmony," the Jay Dee-produced "One," and arguably a couple of others, Trinity suffers.

The intros and interludes are oddly some of the best selections on the album, but for the most part Trinity is a loss from uninspired production (mostly due to production wizard Jay Dee leaving the group), weak choruses and a long-winded running time - an untrimmed 23 tracks.

Trinity is just an okay album. If you want the real butter, pick up Fantastic, Vol.2, which was just re-released with bonus tracks and remixes, and borrow Trinity if you're into A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Roots, Blackalicious or Hi-Tek.

Reviewed by Lyle Hodges
An infrequent LAS contributor based in New York City.

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