It's a sad day in America. The senseless murder of two black men, Alton Sterling & Philando Castile, at the hands of the police within a 24 hour time span has many wondering once again if this country is racist and rotten at its core.
Slim Thug paves the way for his upcoming album, Hogg Life Vol. 4: American King with the release of the album's first single this afternoon. The album's lead single, "Peaceful," is just that. A soulful sample gets spliced into the production, while a flurry of guitar plucking and drums, punctuated with Slim Thug's Southern drawl, makes for quite the laid-back effort. The record goes through a switch-up at the outro, stripped down of some of the production for a simpler sound. Take a listen and let us know what you think.
Z-Ro Feat. Slim Thug
During his interview with HNHH down at SXSW, BeatKing really struggled to name his top 5 Houston strip clubs. ("There's just so many," he explained.) Indeed, Houston hip hop is intimately connected the Houston strip club scene. Look no further than Z-Ro and Slim Thug's new release "Shake Life," an ode to the strip club and all it stands for. When in doubt, go to the strip club and spend all your money on kush, alcohol, and strippers.
Swangin In The Rain (Remix)
Paul Wall Feat. Slim Thug, J-Dawg, Lil Keke, Z-Ro & Chamillionaire
Paul Wall's last album, Slab God, was some of the H-Town rapper's best work. Today, a group of Houston's finest have come to show their respects by remixing the Slab God single "Swangin in the Rain." Paul Wall, Slim Thug, J-Dawg, Lil Keke, Z-Ro, and Chamillionaire...all over a beat from Scoop DeVille. It's just past lunchtime, but this necessitates a lil' something muddy.
Slim Thug Feat. Z-Ro & Paul Wall
Need a little Houston real quick? Well here's a new track from Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Paul Wall. The song's title comes as no surprise, but "Drank" isn't simply an ode to the pleasures of sippin', which have been well documented by each of these guys. Instead, the track is a reflection of lean's place within Houston culture, and how it's changed -- much for the worse -- since the days of DJ Screw.
Before Rick Ross, there was only one boss who pronounced his name with a drastically elongated 'o' sound, and that was Slim Thug. The Houston OG never gave up the title, but on his newest record, he's reminding us that he's still a self proclaimed employer.
All I Know
Slim Thug Feat. Propain
Next week, Houston veteran Slim Thug will be releasing his album Hogg Life: The Beginning. After sharing a video for "The Top" yesterday, the Boss Hogg Outlaw gives us "All I Know," track that features Propain from the new album.
Mike Jones Feat. Slim Thug
Mike Jones decided to ring in the New Year tonight with the release of his comeback project, Money Train. While we previously heard many of the records off the tape already, one track that hasn’t been heard yet was this Slim Thug-featured freestyle “Riot”.
Mike Jones Feat. Slim Thug & Yung Deuce
After a long absence from our front page here at HNHH, Houston's Mike Jones is back with a new single featuring Yung Deuce and his old "Still Tippin'" collaborator Slim Thug. Whether this one is attached to Mike's Money Train project due on January 1st is not currently clear, but, with any luck, it's a sign of more to come.
L.E.$. Feat. Slim Thug & Curren$y
Le$'s new tape, Steak X Shrimp Vol. 1, is getting a hell of a lot of praise over in the mixtape section. For those among us who are still asleep on the Jet Life signee, here's a quick sample of what you're missing out on. Featuring two top-notch guest appearances from Slim Thugga and Le$'s label head Curren$y, "Ridah" finds all three emcees living life in the fast line. Take this one for a spin around the block.
Picture Me Swangin (Remix)
DeLorean Feat. Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Lil Keke & Mitchelle'l
It's been quite a while since we last heard some new music from DeLorean, but that all changes today. The Texas native just recently dropped off his mixtape, Look Alive, and living on that tape was this big remix to his track “Picture Me Swangin” featuring Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Lil Keke & Mitchelle'l.
Slim Thug Feat. Sauce Walka, Sancho Saucy & 5th Ward JP
Slim Thug has been pretty consistent with his weekly "Thug Thursday" freestyles, most recently taking on Drizzy’s overly-populated record “0 to 100”. This week the Houston rapper returns to take on another popular track in Yo Gotti’s hit “Errrbody”, which features guest verses from Sauce Walka, Sancho Saucy, and 5th Ward JP.
0 To 100 (Remix)
Slim Thug Feat. DeLorean & Doughbeezy
"No Flex Zone" appears to have unseated "0 To 100" for the most popular freestyle track, but there are still a few stragglers turning in their Drake remixes now. For Slim Thug, Delorean, and Doughbeezy, we're willing to accept a late entry, as the three rappers bring some Houston flavor to the well-worn instrumental.
No Flex Zone (Freestyle)
Slim Thug Feat. Propain & GT Garza
Slim Thug has been pretty consistent with his weekly "Thug Thursday" freestyles, most recently taking on Rick Ross and Meek Mill’s “Off The Corner” record. This week the Houston rapper returns to take on another popular track in Rae Sremmurd’s popular hit “No Flex Zone”, which features guest verses from Propain and GT Garza.
How To Be The Man (Remix)
Riff Raff Feat. Paul Wall & Slim Thug
Riff Raff is finally prepared to drop his debut album via Mad Decent, Neon Icon, on June 28th. Last week he delivered a new album cut, "2 Girls 1 Pipe," and things continue to pick up pace with Riff dropping off a new remix to his DJ Mustard-produced banger "How To Be The Man." Riff keeps things Southern for the new mix, getting Paul Wall and Slim Thug to drop verses on the beat.
Off The Corner (Remix)
Slim Thug has been consistent with his weekly "Thug Thursday" freestyle, last week taking on Lil Wayne and Drake's "Believe Me", flipping Drizzy's "Slim Thug flow" line for the hook. This week he takes on another big track, Meek Mill and Rick Ross' "Off The Corner", leaving Meek and Rozay's parts intact. and adding his verse to the mix. The rapper's naturally chopped and screwed voice is a good contrast to Meek's intensity.
Believe Me (Freestyle)
"Believe Me" is probably the biggest song outside of "Chiraq" right now, but it somehow has garnered the same attention in terms of freestyles. Slim Thug, who's been doing his share of freestyles lately has decided to go in on the track, probably partially because he gets name dropped by Drizzy on the original (something he calls attention to by looping a sample of the line as a sort of hook to the remix).
Nicki Minaj has taken the rap world by storm with her Lil’ Herb collabo “Chi-Raq.” While we recently heard Meek Mill, Lil Durk, Tyga, Soulja Boy, and many others tackle the Boi-1da and Vinylz-produced cut, the latest to do so is none other than Slim Thug with his #ThugThursdays release. Give it a listen, and let us know what ya think!
Danny Glover (Freestyle)
It's #ThugThursday if you weren't aware, and so Slim Thugga delivers another new freestyle to us as part of the ongoing series. This time he opts for another Thug's tracks, Young Thug, with the "Danny Glover" beat. It's just another in the never-ending list of freestyles over the instrumental. How does Thug handle the beat? Which "Danny Glover" freestyle has been you favorite thus far?
Three Kings (Remix)
Slim Thug Feat. Bun B
If you've never checked out Slim Thug's debut album, Already Platinum, you're missing out. The largely Neptunes-produced release is packed with classic records, one of which being "Three Kings". Mr. Lee nearly matched Pharrell and Chad on production credits for the album, and he was behind the boards for this track which originally included features from T.I. and Bun B. On this revisitation of the track, Slim and Bun both return to pay tribute to their hometown's team, the Houston Rockets.