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Slim Thug

Slim Thug (born Stayve Jerome Thomas on September 8, 1980) is a rapper from Houston, Texas. He began his career with Swishahouse in the late 90s. After realizing how much money he could make distributing his own mixtapes, he parted ways with Swishahouse on good terms and formed his own independent label, Boss Hogg Outlawz (named after the Dukes of Hazzard character). He is officially signed to Boss Hogg Outlawz/E1 Music.

Slim Thug’s debut album, Already Platinum, was released on July 12, 2005. It features the singles “Like a Boss”, “Three Kings”, “I Ain’t Heard Of That”, and “Incredible Feeling”. The album debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart. His second album, Boss of All Bosses, was released in 2009.

Slim Thug has had some success with his mixtape releases. He has proclaimed himself the “Big Boss of the South”, referring to the U.S. south, and the “Big Boss of the North”, referring to North Houston, Texas, the neighborhood where he grew up.

In 2005, he also appeared in a remix of the song “Luxurious” by Gwen Stefani, and Check On It by Beyoncé.

Slim says that his rap name comes from the fact that as a teenager, he was very tall and lanky before he filled out. He stands 6’6” tall. The Thug part comes from people’s assumptions of him due to his braids and sunglasses.

Slim Thug grew up in Houston's Northside neighborhood of Homestead/Scenic Woods. Slim says that his rap name came from the fact that as a teenager, he was very tall and lanky before he filled out.[citation needed] He stands 6'6" tall. The Thug part comes from people's assumptions of him due to his fresh braids and sunglasses.[citation needed] At age 17, he performed freestyle raps at local high school parties. He began his rap career with Swishahouse in the late 1990s. After realizing how much money he could make distributing his own mixtapes, he parted ways with Swishahouse on good terms and formed his own independent label, Boss Hogg Outlawz. Thomas bought two record stores and worked in real estate.

He gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still Tippin'".
He began his rap career with Swishahouse in the late 1990s. After realizing how much money he could make distributing his own mixtapes, he parted ways with Swishahouse on good terms and formed his own independent label, Boss Hogg Outlawz.
Slim Thug has since worked with Interscope Records until August 3, 2008, where he went to Koch Records.
In October 2009 he appeared on The Daily Show, in a parody discussing the effects of the recession upon wealthy rappers such as himself. The skit was filmed in part at The Lion's Den Recordings in Houston, Texas.

Slim Thug's second solo album Boss of All Bosses was released in 2009. Although not as successful as his debut album, Boss of All Bosses debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 with 32,000 copies sold in the first week released. It included the single "I Run".

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