Slum Village makes its major-label debut with Trinity, a sterling combination of music and message that follows the critically acclaimed Fantastic, Volume 2.

Slum Village makes its major-label debut with Trinity, a sterling combination of music and message that follows the critically acclaimed Fantastic, Volume 2. Despite a lineup change—MC/producer Jay Dee, who left the group to pursue a solo career, was replaced by newcomer Elzhi—the Detroit-based trio, rounded out by T3 and Baatin, remains true to its soulful sound while forging ahead to the next level. Lead single "Tainted," featuring Dwele, has already become the most successful single of the act's career. The radio-friendly track, produced by Karriem Riggins, offers just the right balance of conscious, witty lyrics and catchy R&B hooks. The dancehall-flavored "Star" is as infectious as it is inspiring. Not afraid to erase boundaries, the trio adapts its lyrical flows to perfectly fit the reggae-influenced track. Slum Village delivers a straight-up party track with the bass-happy "Disco," a cut sure to have fans nodding their heads in approval.—RH