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Slim Thug, 1999

SWISHA HOUSE RECORDS (HOUSTON, TX) PHOTO BY DERON NEBLETT When Pimp C said that Texas had their own stars, he was obviously referring to independent artists like Slim Thug. Coming up through the underground ranks in H-Town, Thugga always stood out because of his distinct voice and obvious height. But at the same time, he blended in with his audience, making them relate even more, driving them to buy all of his records in the process. From the North Side braids to the cowboy belt buckle to the starch-creased jeans, Slim truly represented his audience and only cared about pleasing them, even if it was at the expense of national fame. In 2005, convinced he’d done all he could do independently, Slim opted to sign on with Interscope Records through Pharrell’s Star Trak imprint. The relationship resulted in Slim’s Already Platinum album that embarrassingly struggled to go gold. Since then, Slim has gone back to his roots to release independent music to make music for the people who truly love him, record deal or not. 60 // OZONE MAG

Ozone Mag #67 - May 2008  

Ozone Mag #67 - May 2008

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