Fantastic Vol. 2 (Bonus Tracks, Explicit)
by Slum Village
Released: Jun 2000
Label: Barak Entertainment
One of 2000's most celebrated CDs, Fantastic is the link between neo-soul and underground hip-hop, though it would not strictly adhere to the parameters of either. From the atmospherics of "Playas" to the stomp of "Rise It Up," the album's production -- courtesy J Dilla -- was groundbreaking and provided a nice counterpoint to the group's misogynistic playboy raps.