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Slim Thug Announces New Album, Launches Tour
« on: February 25, 2009, 10:13:25 AM »
In preparation for the release of his new album on March 24, Houston’s Slim Thug has announced a 24-city promo tour and a brand new mixtape.

 

Seeking to build on the success of his 2005 national debut Already Platinum, Slim explained that the new album is free of the major label constraints he was obligated to under his previous Star Trak/Geffen deal.

 

“This album is me doing what I wanted to do,” Slim told AllHipHop.com. “I put it together the way I wanted without being influenced by any other people, no A&Rs, none of that. What people are gonna get from this album is Houston. I have all artists out of Houston on it: UGK, Scarface, Lil Keke, [and] Z-Ro.”

 

Entitled Boss of All Bosses, Slim expects the LP to showcase Houston’s unique sub-culture and offer an alternative to Hip-Hop’s current mainstream sound.

 

“These are the people I listen to all the time, all day,” Slim explained. “And I just want to give the world that, let the world know the type of stuff that we’re on because I don’t see too many people outside the southern region catching on to how we do our stuff out here. There’s still a whole other side of Houston that hasn’t been displayed so I’m still trying to bring it out to a broader audience.”

 

Slim Thug is also dropping a new 28-track mixtape dubbed I Represent This Pt. 2; 10 Years Later.

 

The project is a sequel to Slim’s very first mixtape, and is also Houston-centered with appearances from Trae the Truth and Chamillionaire.

 

When asked about the deluge of promo activity he’s planned, Slim explained that after 3 years away from the national spotlight, the work will serve as a reintroduction to fans who may have been disappointed with the concessions he was forced to make on his major label debut.

 

“It’s always been like that,” Slim stated. “I was always in control of whatever I did. That’s why when I got with the majors I wasn’t comfortable because I wasn’t calling the shots. I’ve always been a boss in this music game. Now, in my mind, I’m starting over from scratch. I’m just hitting the reset button and starting from there.”

 

Slim Thug’s Boss of All Bosses will be released March 24 through Slim’s very own Boss Hawg Outlawz imprint and E1 Music (formerly Koch Records).

 

Below are the scheduled tour dates for Slim’s promo tour.

 

February 25th - Montgomery, AL
Feb 25 – Tallahassee, FL
Feb 26 – Gainesville, FL
Feb 27 – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 28 – Tampa, FL
March 1 – Orlando, FL
March 3 – Birmingham, AL
March 3 – Memphis, TN (night)
March 4 – Nashville, TN March 5- Lexington, KY/Louisville, KY   
March 6th- Louisville, KY
March 7th- Cincinnati, OH
March 8th – Chicago, IL (off)
March 9th – Chicago, IL
March 10th- St. Louis, MO
March 11th- Wichita, KS
March 12th- Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK
March 13th – Dallas, TX
March 14th – Houston, TX
March 15th – Corpus Christi, TX
March 16th – Baton Rouge, LA
March 17th – Lafayette, LA
March 18th- New Orleans, LA
March 19th- Beaumont, TX/Home
 

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Re: Slim Thug Announces New Album, Launches Tour
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 11:47:09 AM »
I actually liked slims first album a lot.I thought he flowed well over the neptunes beats
 

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Slim Thug is about to embark on a promo tour for his album, plus release a new promotional mixtape...

 

As Slim Thug's single, the Jim Jonsin produced I Run, approaches 2,000 spins and counting and his video enjoys national rotation on MTV2 (debuted at #15 on Sucka Free) and BET (#8 on 106 & Park countdown), the "boss of all bosses" is getting ready to hit the road on a 24 city promo tour, dropping another bangin' mixtape along the way. I Represent This Pt. 2; 10 Years Later, a play on the title of Slim's very first mixtape, I Represent This, is packed with 28 reasons why Slim Thug has been able to stay in the game for the last 10 years and includes features from H-town favorites Trae Tha Truth and Chamillionaire. This will be followed by the March 24th release of his album, Boss of All Bosses on E1 Music (formerly Koch Records.)

Slim Thug is a reluctant celebrity if ever there was one. The Houston-bred rapper who pushed his towering frame through hip-hop’s heavy doors in the late ‘90s never envisioned himself as a rap star. “I didn’t come in the game wanting to be a rapper,” he explains. “I wasn’t like a kid saying I wanna be a famous rapper, I wanna be like Tupac. I was from the ‘hood. We didn’t believe in none of that shit. I’m 6’6 tall and I never played basketball because I never believed in going to the NBA. That was just too far fetched for me and being a rap star was too far fetched for me.”

But it wasn’t long before an eye-opening encounter with Swisha House’s Michael “5000” had Slim singing a different song. “I was at a party freestyling and he invited me to his house to do a mixtape,” he recalls, adding that Watts “showed me the hustle of it, how it all worked. As soon I saw that, I started making money.” WattsAlthough he has only one major label release to his credit – 2005’s Already Platinum, Slim Thug has the swagger and the fanbase of a more seasoned rapper. His new CD, Boss of All Bosses (Boss Hawg Outlawz/E1 Music), is a testament to his independent spirit both as an artist and an entrepreneur. It is a testament, he says, to the ‘reality music’ that has made his native Houston a hotbed for hip-hop over the years.  “This album is me doing what I wanted to do. I put it together the way I wanted without being influenced by any other people – no A&Rs, none of that. What people are gonna get from this album is Houston. I have all the artists out of Houston on it: UGK, Scarface, Lil Keke, Z-Ro.”

 

As he cites appearances on his CD, Slim Thug gushes with pride. “These are the people I listen to all the time all day,” he proclaims, “and I just wanna give the world that, let the world know the type of stuff that we’re on because I don’t see too many people outside the southern region catching on to how we do our stuff out here. There’s still a whole other side of Houston that hasn’t been displayed so I’m still trying to bring it out to a broader audience.”

After one CD, several mixtapes – including Serve and Collect: Volumes 1 and 2 – and a number of appearances on other people’s projects (Mike Jones’ ‘Still Tippin’ Gwen Stefani’s “Luxurious" and Beyonce’s “Check On It”), the original boss man from Houston is back in the mix, still calling the shots, still doing things his way. “It’s always been like that,” he says confidently. “I was always in control of whatever I did. That’s why when I got with the majors I wasn’t comfortable because I wasn’t calling the shots. I’ve always been a boss in this music game. Now, in my mind, I’m starting over from scratch. I’m just hitting the reset button and start from there.”

 

PROMO TOUR ROUTING:

 

February 25th - Montgomery, AL

Feb 25 – Tallahasee, FL

Feb 26 – Gainesville, FL

Feb 27 – Jacksonville, FL

Feb 28 – Tampa, FL

March 1 – Orlando, FL

March 3 – Birmingham, AL

March 3 – Memphis, TN (night)

March 4 – Nashville, TN

March 5- Lexington, KY/Louisville,KY

March 6th- Louisville, KY

March 7th- Cincinnati, OH

March 8th – Chicago, IL (off)

March 9th – Chicago, IL

March 10th- St. Louis, MO

March 11th- Wichita, KS

March 12th- Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK

March 13th – Dallas, TX

March 14th – Houston, TX

March 15th – Corpus Christi, TX

March 16th – Baton Rouge, LA

March 17th – Lafayette, LA

March 18th- New Orleans, LA

March 19th- Beaumont, TX/Home

 

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

Slim Thug I Run clean - http://latiument.com/slimthug/irun_clean.zip

Slim Thug I Run explicit - http://latiument.com/slimthug/irun_dirty.zip

I Represent This Pt. 2; 10 Years Later Tracklisting:

1. Intro

2. AJS

3. Still Got Money

4. Self Made

5. I Run The Streets

6. Halle Berry

7. Never Forget

8. "G"

9. The Bizzness

10. Ain't I

11. Show Me Love

12. Turn Me On

13. Swang

14. Boss Iz Back

15. Interlude

16. Please Don't

17. Make me

18. Cake

19. Pop Champagne

20. Boss Life

21. F U Pay Me

22. Just Another Day

23. Still On Da Grind

24. H-Town ft Trae & Chamillionaire

25. Lost

26. Time

27. Kicking

28. Outlawz In Da Building

 

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