Blue Note New York
Slum Village featuring Chris Rob & Live Band

    $20 Minimum Per Person
    Full Bar & Dinner Menu

    • All seating is first come, first served. 
    • Bar Area seating is limited and first come first served. When all available seats are occupied, the remaining bar area is standing room only.
    • Table Seating is all ages, Bar Area is 21+. Bar Area tickets for patrons under 21 will not be honored. 
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    • Groups larger than 10 must purchase a group package at, or by calling 212.475.8592.
    • Groups larger than 10 without a group package will be subject to group surcharges added to your bill. 
    • Groups arriving late or separately are not guaranteed to be seated together. All seating is first come, first served. Arrive early for best seats.
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    • Slum Village

      Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you have heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90's by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer Jay Dee a.k.a. J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod. Dopeness spelled backwards.
      In 1991 changed their name to Slum Village, recording demos which turned into their first album Vol. 1", released in 1996 on cassette which was recorded in J Dilla’s basement and RJ Rice Studios which landed Slum Village their first record deal in 1998 with Barak .
      In 2000, J Dilla made the decision to leave the group to pursue his solo career, but still hung around helping his portage Young RJ with production. Baatin and T3 started work on their next album "Trinity" through Barak/Capital Records (2002). This album would feature their first commercial single "Tainted" which ft an unknown Dwele.
      In 2001, “Dirty District”, a compilation of songs by Detroit rappers largely produced by T3 and Young RJ, was released, on Barak Records.
      2002 Trinity included hit song “Tainted”
      2004 album, “Detroit Deli” (A Taste of Detroit), (Barak Records/ Capitol), the album included the hit single “Selfish” produced by Kanye West, featuring John Legend.
      2005, the release of “Prequel To a Classic”, a mix tape with production from Young RJ and Black Milk also releasing their Self Titled album Slum Village on Barak Records.
      In 2009, Slum started production on their next album, “Villa Manifesto” on Neastra Music.
      In 2010, the album "Villa Manifesto" was released under Ne'astra Music / Koch Records.
      2011/2012 Slum Village new mixtape “Dirty Slums Vol. 1 & Vol. 2” presented by DJ Mick Boogie featuring artist such as Rapper Big Pooh, De La Soul, Focus, Skyzoo, Phonte, and Phife, having over 300,000 downloads on Ne’astra Music.
      2013/2014 “B-Sides” and Vintage albums were released on Neastra Music
      2015/2016 “YES” was released, produced by Jay Dee a.k.a. J. Dilla and Young RJ (Ne’astra Music).
      2018 Slum’s new release titled “Lost Scrolls Vol. 2” is slated for release April 20, 2018
      Containing lost music and mixed from their critically acclaimed album “Fantastic Vol. 2”, performed by the original Trio. (Neastra Music)
      2023 Slum Village / Larry June / The Dramatics single “Just Like You”
      2024  Single  “Request”
      Slum Village continues their journey with their Longest Line Up (12 yrs.), with invigorated energy as T3 and Grammy nominated producer Young RJ hold down the legacy.
    • Chris Rob

      Born and raised on Chicago’s south side, Chris Rob has established himself as a renowned keyboard wizard, passionate vocalist, powerful songwriter, and go-to producer. While his latest single "No Doubt" has already generated quite the buzz among his followers, most recently he co-produced “Right On Brother” featuring the great Stevie Wonder along with industry heavyweight DJ Spinna. This hypnotic soulful house-jazz piece was included as the finale of Robert Glasper’s Miles Davis remix project “Everything’s Beautiful”, and received rave reviews from Rolling Stone. On his most recent EP "Sound Of Da Struggle", Chris Rob shows off his hometown roots by effortlessly fusing R & B with twists of deep funk, soulful hip-hop, edgy rock, and house music. Some of his most noteworthy accomplishments include his recent tour through Europe as part of The New Stars of America: Body & Soul Tour, being a featured artist at Montreal Jazz Festival, producing for and touring with Grammy Award-winning artist Roberta Flack, opening for and performing with Stevie Wonder at President Obama's Pre-Inaugural Ball, as well as contributing to Kanye West’s Grammy award-winning album Graduation. He also served as music director for John Legend’s Get Lifted Tour. One of Chris Rob's singles, “Sex. Money. & Drugs”, from his critically acclaimed EP Mental Notes was featured in Tyler Perry’s film "Peeples", while club bangers like "Touch The Sky" with co-producer DJ Daryl James recently hit number one on dance floor charts. In addition to his own shows, he’s also working behind the scenes as a writer and stage director for his older brother, comedian/actor/musician Craig Robinson (“The Office”), as well as performing with the likes of comedian Dave Chappelle, R & B legends like Nile Rogers and Anita Baker, and hip-hop artists like Rakim and Talib Kweli. A frequent collaborator with Kweli, he has appeared on several of the legendary emcee’s critically acclaimed albums including “Radio Silence” & “Indie 500”. In turn, Kweli also appeared on Chris Rob’s epic hip hop single “For Colored Boys”. Rob has also become a familiar face after appearing on various television shows such as Celebrity Family Feud, NBC's Mr. Robinson & The Office, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Grammy Awards, VH1's Hip Hop Honors, as well as Last Comic Standing, on which he wrote and performed a live skit. Chris Rob’s goal is to first and foremost: connect to the audience, using genuine and heartwarming lyrics to tap into their souls.

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