Detroit rapper "Baatin" from "Slum Village" dies and nobody know the reason why. Born Titus Glovers, "Baatin" started rapping while a student at Pershing High School on Detroit's east side. Back In them days he was going by  "Eazy-T" and "Scandalous-T".

In 2004, "Baatin" was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression; he later developed a crack habit, living homeless for more than a year.(Baatin) is Islamic for hidden.


In 1991 "Slum Village" was officially created but underwent several lineup changes over the years. The original trio released "Fantastic, Vol. 1" and "Fantastic, Vol. 2." Jay Dee (also known as J Dilla) left the group and was replaced with Elzhi. That trio scored one of their bigger mainstream hits, "Tainted," which also featured Detroit native singer "Dwele".

"Baatin" told the Metro Times that he struggled with several emotional problems. He left a European tour in 2003 to rest, but later asked to be released from the group.

A European promoter offered "Baatin" a chance to revitalize his career with some shows overseas. "Baatin" accepted, cleaned up and began work on a solo album.
"Baatin" also reunited with T3 and Elzhi, and a new album, "Villa Manifesto," was scheduled to be released September 22. The first single, "Cloud 9" features "Floetry's" Marsha Ambrosious.

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