It wasn't until I moved to Houston that I was able to fully understood the grip that Slim Thug has on the South. After legends like UGK and the Geto Boys paved the way, Slim helped lead a new generation of Houston artists to mainstream success alongside Paul Wall, Chamillionaire and of course Mike Jones, who helped usher the city back to the forefront with the double platinum certified Who Is Mike Jones?
Last Wednesday, Slim gave a select audience the opportunity to travel back time, briefly transforming the River Oaks Theater into a time machine in order to deliver the visuals to a new documentary titled Hogg Life: Still Survivin.'. Skillfully woven together via a series of clips and interviews, the DJ Young Samm directed film offers a unique look into a distinct era of Houston hip-hop.
Check out the man's resume. At just 38 minutes long the documentary does an excellent job of showing Slim's transition from hometown hero to a national brand. The second portion of Slim’s four part documentary packs a punch, celebrating everything from his early deal with Interscope to the award-winning “Check On It” collaboration with Beyoncé. “When I got my chance, I took advantage of it,” said Slim on working with Bey and earning a MTV Video Music Award.
Slim Thug has always marched to his own drum, solidifying himself as an independent artist long before he exploded out of Houston. “Dude was already a millionaire when I met him,” explained Pharrell, who famously collaborated with Slim on the 2005 classic Already Platinum.
Read the full story at Houston Style Magazine - June 2015