The latest in Sequence's mix-tape sessions, Slum Village's Dirty District takes you into the heart of Detroit.

The latest in Sequence's mix-tape sessions, Slum Village's Dirty District takes you into the heart of Detroit. Like previous mix-tape sessions from Dan the Automator and Babu, this set gives the Detroit-based trio (T3, Baatin, and Elzhi) the platform to promote its signature sound. But unlike previous Sequence releases, the group also took the opportunity to use Dirty District as a platform for up-and-comers—in this case, Detroit-based rap acts that have yet to be given the chance to shine. The end result is a 16-track set that offers a little something for every hip-hop fan. On "VIP In," newcomer Phat Kat attacks the track like a wily veteran. The album also features bass-driven "One," which also appears on Slum's forthcoming Priority/Capitol debut, Trinity. Dirty District, a pseudonym for Detroit, proves that Detroit-based hip-hop doesn't begin and end with a certain blond MC.—RH