Slim Thug

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    September 25, 2014

    The Five Greatest Duos In Houston Rap History

    This past Saturday, Slim Thug decided to break plenty of hearts among Houston rap fans. He announced on Instagram that his King & a Boss album, that long-awaited disc between he and enemy-turned-BFF Z-Ro, wasn't coming out. Thanks to timing, the proposed project had lost a bit of its luster from wh ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Slim Thug Now Officially Owns Throwback Thursdays

    Want to know the weirdest thing about growing up? Trying to go back and finish something you started as a kid. There probably isn't anything more annoying and weird than watching your friends who are now parents take pictures of their kids on their first days of school. Doesn't matter the grade lev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    93.7 The Beat's "Welcome to H-Town" Concert at Arena Theatre, 2/28/2014

    Geto Boys, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lil' Keke & Slim Thug Arena Theatre February 28, 2014 So there's a new radio station in town, KQBT 93.7 The Beat. ("Radar Love" can now be heard exclusively on 106.9 The Eagle.) These upstarts claim to be the home of H-Town's real hip-hop and R&B. That tagline remains fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Slim Thug Brings That #BossLife to City Hall

    The chambers of City Hall were fuller and triller than normal Tuesday as rapper Slim Thug was on hand to receive a proclamation celebrating his outstanding involvement in the community, officially making Februrary 25, 2014 Slim Thug Day in the City of Houston. Slim arrived with his family, friends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Everything You Needed to Know About Houston Rap In 2013

    Our year-end Houston rap recap (this right here -- oh hi!) is always an exercise in economical efficiency. The amount of words that can fit in this space is about 1/15th of the total amount of local rap artists, so capturing all of the neat things they did in 2013 is basically like winning the lotte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Summer Break: The Best Houston Rap Songs of 2013, Part 2

    Remember back in mid-May where we broke down the Best Houston Rap Songs of the Year (So Far)? It was a small sample, only five, knowing good and damn well there was an avalanche of tracks just waiting to be either heard, jammed in a large setting preferably at high volume or mimicked and pantomimed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Last Night: All-Star Weekend Kick-Off Celebration at Warehouse Live

    Slim Thug, Z-Ro, etc. Warehouse Live February 14, 2013 If partying it up in the same building as a bunch of famous rappers sounds like a pretty good time to you, you're in luck: Every rapper in existence is in town for the NBA All-Star Game this weekend, and many of them are planning to have a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Texans-Titans: The 10 Best Playoff-Clinching Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. That professional football team is called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like last week and every oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Down With the Kings: Rick Ross' "3 Kings" vs. Slim Thug's "3 Kingz"

    One of my favorite stories as a kid was Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table. Or The Sword In the Stone, if you liked things animated. Had everything you really wanted in terms of inspiration -- kid always picked on, thought to be of no use to the world then gets courage from a few people, push ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Slim Thug Tells How To Survive In a Recession

    "If he had $10, he'd put $7 aside and try to do what he can with the $3 til he could make some more money." -- Milton Harris, about Slim Thug Slim Thug wrote a book. No kidding. NO KIDDING. Now, if initially that sounds as inviting as "Slim Thug built a suspension bridge" or "Slim Thug will be pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Last Night: Les & Friends at Fitzgerald's

    Les featuring Slim Thug, Killa Kyleon, Mug, Doughbeezy, Propain, Amber London, Roosh Williams, DJ Mr. Rogers Fitzgerald's June 27, 2012 Twice this year already, Les, one of the new rap generation's most interesting performers, has released mixtapes. Neither of them were anything less than Absolutel ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Michael Watts: Revisiting SwishaHouse's Best Tape

    Actually, that might not be totally true. It might be a falsity to call 1999's The Day Hell Broke Loose SwishaHouse's best tape. I'm sure arguments could be made for something from their Before da Kappa series or After da Kappa series. Someone who's especially sexy might even try and campaign for s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Are Rappers Musicians Or Performers?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Bun B, Cory Mo, Slim Thug, E.S.G., Chingo Bling, Doughbeezy, hasHBrown, B L A C K I E, Renzo, #Thurogod, CB Kings, Brad Gilmore, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Last Night: Lil Keke & Friends All-Star Birthday Bash At House Of Blues

    Lil Keke & Friends All-Star Birthday Bash House of Blues March 28, 2012 Screwed Up Click veteran Lil Keke has been helping shape the sound and style of Houston rap for better than 15 years. That's long enough to make a lot of friends in the game, and a whole bunch of them showed up onstage at House ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Saturday: 21st Annual KTRU Outdoor Show At Rice University

    KTRU Outdoor Show Rice University March 17, 2012 In spite of groovy, spacey melodies and an air of mystery about their set, emphasized in part by the lack of overhead light during their performance, the Lower Dens got the short end of the stick at the 21st annual KTRU Outdoor Show. Before the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    All Retro Everything: This Week In Houston Rap Videos

    Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a talent co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The Top 25 Songs From Houston Rap's Glorious 2011: The Mixtape

    ​So here. These are the 25 best songs from Houston rap's glorious 2011. They've been pressed onto actual cassettes (not pictured above). We only made ten of them, because, fuck, it takes a long time. They are for sale ($600). And, as a way to honor the city's grey tape past while being entir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Who is the Best Shit-Talker in Rap Currently?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Slim Thug, medicine Girl, O.N.E., Preemo, Chane, Delo, Chingo Bling, Doughb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Which Houston Rapper Needs His Own Television Show?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Pyrexx, Preemo, Chane, Z-Ro, Slim Thug's grunt, D-Risha, Medicine Girl, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Slim Thug's Sweet Tooth, Against Me! Destroys, Bun B Trills

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSlim Thug​Slim Thug is in front of me eating a popsicle right now. That sums up the second half of my day pretty well. There was skanking at Los Skarnales - both kinds - and a surprise Baby Bash mini-set before Slim Thug came onstage. I forgot how much "Suga Suga" remind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Remember Le$'s The Beautiful Struggle?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​Le$ The Beautiful Struggle (Self-released, 2010) Le$, the least burly, most modern Boss Hogg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Slim Thug's Boss Hogg Outlawz Not Sorry For Outlaw Wayz

    ​The Boss Hogg Outlawz, Slim Thug's stable of gorillas, have been dormant long enough. They are readying the newest piece in their Serve and Collect series, Serve and Collect 3. That tape, a proper album, will release August 30. In the meantime, you get the holdover Outlaw Wayz, which they're ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Houston Rap, In The Most Graphic Possible Terms

    Graphics by Shea Serrano​Here at Rocks Off, we have some very talented writers who think so far outside the box it's more like a Palma Square lidded wicker basket from Crate & Barrel. One of these is Shea Serrano, whose unorthodox interviewing style has caused many an Artist of the Week design ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Houston Rappers Jump On Planking Craze

    Uzoy, our eighth-place planking finisher.​So "planking" is an actual thing now, it appears. Great. Here's how you plank: Lie flat on something. Take a picture of it. Post it on the Internet. Here's how you plank in Houston: Lie flat on something. Take a picture of it. Send it to Slim Thug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Memorial Day Furniture Sales

    What would your Friday be without Magnolia City Mixtape? Pretty bleak, if you're trying to keep up on all the local music here in Houston. Thankfully, we're here to make that last day of the work week just a bit better. Propain launched his music video for the Departure track, "Say I Won't." Dire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Which Houston Rapper Would Make The Best Mayor?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Slim Thug: "Me, of course." Photo illiustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Trae, Bun B, Slim T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Saturday Night: Slim Thug, Z-Ro & J-Dawg At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​Slim Thug, Z-Ro, J-Dawg Arena Theatre January 22, 2011 Houstonians from the Northside, Southside and everywhere in between gathered at the Arena Theatre on Saturday night to celebrate two kings. January 17 was Martin Luther King Day, and the 19th was Southwest-side rapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Seven Most Entertaining Rappers On Twitter

    ​Monday, Slim Thug tweeted about his ad in the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist. Thugga is known for being notoriously entertaining on Twitter, as evinced by his Houston Press Music award for Best Twitter Personality. But he's hardly the only funny rapper on Twitter. We found six more. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Houston Rap Year-End Odds And Ends

    ​We're seven days away from the beginning of the New Year. Let's make sure we go in there clean, shall we? Time to dump out the mailbag: First, stay tuned for our Top 10 Houston Rap Albums of the Year, coming Monday. Iceberg Slim of Screwheads Only traded emails with us while we put it togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Slim Thug Requests "Sympathy P*ssy" After Flight Diverted

    Marco Torres​Guess who was on the Continental Airlines flight from San Jose to Houston that was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M., this morning because of a "disruptive passenger"? That's right, the Boss of All Bosses, Slim Thug. Guess how we know? That's right, Twitter. Apparently the passenge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Slim Thug Pranks Mike Jones In New "Still Ringin'" Video

    Slim Thug: Not Tommy Tutone either.​Besides "Still Tippin'" and the word "who?" one constant that's become synonymous with Mike Jones' career is "punching bag." Trae literally punched him at the Ozone Awards a couple years back, and Slim Thug now delivers a metaphorical punch via a new parody ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Last Night: Slim Thug At House Of Blues

    "We don't give women money. We give them babies." Photos by Marco Torres​Slim Thug & Friends House of Blues November 30, 2010 Slim Thug wasn't the biggest name on the bill Tuesday night. While an accomplished veteran in his own right, Thugga hasn't attained Z-Ro's "local legend" status or ES ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Hashtag Wisdom

    Twitter convert Slim Thug unites streetwise and pop sides.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Rap's 10 Most Hated People Of 2010

    ​Hatred is a popular sport in hip-hop. Players of this sport include everyone from fans to peers. There's no specific reason for loathing. Sometimes, being the best in your league is an egregious enough crime to inspire a strong dose of vitriol. Here are the 10 most hated hip-hop artists of 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Saturday Night: Young Jeezy And Slim Thug At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco TorresSlim Thug​Young Jeezy, Slim Thug Arena Theatre August 21, 2010 8:34 p.m.: The PR people said that if the media wasn't here by 8:30, then they wouldn't be allowed in. So we got here on time. And now we want to die. Showing up to a Saturday night rap concert at 8:30 is lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Bun B, Slim Thug, Devin, Chingo: Your HPMA Trophies Are Ready

    Craig Hlavaty​The Houston Press Music Awards are now just a recent memory. It was only three weeks ago that Grandfather Child got showered with panties onstage, A dream Asleep reminded us how to spell "Tits," and Chris Wise and Cody Swann got their kiss on in front of the Warehouse Live crowd. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Slim Thug's Already Platinum

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Slim Thug Already Platinum (Geffen, 2005) ‚ÄčAlready Platinum was Slim's official debut album, but mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Dave Wrangler Is Under The Influence... Before Our Washington Shore Party

    Album art by Wyatt LittleRocks Off mentioned this right after Houston's main man on the mash-ups, Dave Wrangler, agreed to DJ tonight's Washington Shore party (8 p.m., rain or shine) at the Washington Avenue Drinkery, but it's worth repeating. Wrangler's got a new 18-track collection of mix-n-match ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Slim Thug & Friends, Bun B & Friends, 50 Cent & Susan Boyle(!), Kid Cudi, Chris Brown, OutKast, Kidz In the Hall, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Sade, etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: Juicy J & Project Pat feat. Slim Thug & New Genesis, "Ike Turner Pimpin'" "I'm a motherfuckin' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Five Spot: Jigga, Skiing, Gay Sex and Swishahouse

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to We've got this notebook that we carry around pretty much everywhere with us. A few bullets from there before we g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Trae Day (Pre-Shooting) at TSU Stadium

    [Note: These are the notes from Trae Day prior to that whole pesky "six people getting shot" thing. For more info on that, check out our reports here and here.]Photos by Henry Rizoh/ Click here for a slideshow  Aftermath and hip-hop blogger Rizoh from The Rap Up arrived nearly two hours after T ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
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    April 20, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Slim Thug, Bun B, H.I.S.D., The Kanye, C-Murder, Jim Jones, Hot Boyz, Jaime Foxx/Miley Cyrus, Trae and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "I'm Back," Slim Thug feat. Devin The Dude Wire To Wire Bun B spoke with The Source TV recently. And ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 2009
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    March 25, 2009

    Slideshow: Slim Thug CD Release Party at Level

    Devin the Dude, Chamillionaire and lots more came out to downtown nightclub Level last night to salute Slim Thug at the release party for his latest CD, Boss of All Bosses. Bill Olive was on the scene - click here for a slideshow.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Five Spot: Slim Thug is Back

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to Numerous emails from PR people over the last two or so months have informed us that but a scant four years after ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Houston Hip-Hop

    Mike Watts and his stable of northside rappers take a southside legend's style to the masses

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    How Long, Oh, Lord, How Long

    Another outpost of crap plops onto the Houston dial, as this open letter reveals

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