Its been three years since Slum Village last released a studio album.
The Detroit, Michigan trio is set to follow up their 2010 project Villa Manifesto with the release of The Evolution on June 25. The evolved version of the group, which was founded by producer J Dilla, T3 and Baatin, now includes Dilla's brother, Illa J and Young RJ. The two share both microphone and production responsibilities on the upcoming album.
The last sequence of their Dirty Slums mixtape series in collaboration with Mick Boogie was released in January 2013. In an act of charity, the group has launched a campaign through Pledge Music to help raise money for the Lupus Foundation of America. Fans who pledge $10 will receive the opportunity to receive the Evolution album digitally, before anyone else. While, a donation of $6,800 will grant fans an opportunity to appear in an upcoming Slum Village music video. Raheem Devaughn, Blu, Havoc, Jazzy Jeff, Big Pooh and more will be featured on The Evolution.