August 2, 2009

Slum Village co-founder Baatin dead at 35

Detroit rapper Baatin, known for co-founding the rap group Slum Village, died of unknown causes at the age of 35, a family friend says.

Family friend Ty Townson said the body of Baatin, whose real name was Titus Glover, was discovered Saturday in the 14000 block of Anglin Street in Detroit and is now at the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday.

The medical examiner's office had no comment on the matter.

Detroit Police Department spokesman John Roach confirmed Saturday that a cause of death for Glover had yet to be determined.

After helping form Slum Village in 1996, Glover parted ways with the rap group in 2002. He recently reunited with the group, best-known for its Fantastic, Vol. 1 album to record the forthcoming album Villa Manifesto.

The Free Press said Glover, who admitted to the newspaper in 2002 he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, is survived by two children, his parents and three siblings.