Monday, August 03, 2009

R.I.P. Baatin of Slum Village

Signing in a bit late with this one, but gotta give final props to Baatin, one of the original members of Slum Village. He passed away earlier today. AP swipe after the jump Detroit rapper Baatin dies of unknown causes at 35
Associated Press
3:36 PM CDT, August 3, 2009
DETROIT - Authorities say Detroit rapper Baatin, who co-founded the group Slum Village, has died in his hometown. He was 35.

The rapper, whose real name was Titus Glover, was found dead Saturday. The Wayne County medical examiner's office hasn't yet determined the cause of death, but county spokeswoman Vanessa Denha said Monday there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play.

Baatin founded Slum Village in the late 1990s with high school classmate James (J. Dilla) Yancey, who died in 2006. The group won critical acclaim in 2000 with its national debut, "Fantastic Vol. 2," followed in 2002 by its highest-profile commercial release, "Trinity." Baatin left the group that year.

The Detroit Free Press says Baatin rejoined Slum Village for its upcoming album, "Villa Manifesto," due Sept. 22.

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