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Slim Thug "Boss of All Bosses" Album Promo Tour
Posted by Steve Juon at Sunday, March 1st, 2009 at 4:30AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Nancy B:

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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