Some titles are self-appointed, and some that are earned. In Houston, nobody else has earned the right to be called "The Boss of All Bosses" more than Slim Thug.
"Since '98, I've been straight, started shinin' out the gate, reppin' that Nawf on tape!" he raps on the opening track of 2013's Boss Life. Slim has performed at Free Press Summer Festival multiple times, including last year's monumental "Welcome to Houston" set, and has even been awarded his own "Slim Thug Day" by Mayor Annise Parker. It certainly looks like Mr. Stayve Thomas has survived the recession.
A successful boss is one who always works the hardest, which is evident with Thugga's next project, "Hogg Life, Vol. 1," which drops next week. The album's cover features the mug shot of a young Slim Thug in juvenile detention. Ever the social-media connoisseur, Slim hit up Instagram and asked fans to send in any old photos and video of his career to include in a documentary film based on his life. Here is the fim's trailer:
Tonight at Club Monroe (526 Waugh), Slim will be hosting a screening of the film's first installment, which is appropriately called "The Beginning." Our invitation to the event promised that the film "gives fans true insight into Slim's life before the fame," and that it includes interviews and in-depth commentary from his mother, sister, childhood friend and business partner Rico, DJ Michael "5000" Watts, OG Ron C, E.S.G., and more.
A listening party for "Hogg Life, Vol. 1" will follow.
We are definitely excited about this project, and will lend out support in any way that we can. In honor of the project, here are our Top 10 Favorite Slim Thug photos:
More Hogg Life on the next page.
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