Stayve Jerome Thomas, better known by his street name, Slim Thug grew up in the Houston area where his brother TayDay introduced him to rapping at the age of 12 years old. His nickname was coined in his teenage years because he was very tall, standing at 6”6′ and lanky. The thug part of his alias stemmed from the fact that due to his corn rolls and sunglasses people would immediately assume he was a thug.
His most notable works, like his debut album and his material with Interscope Records, were associated with Star Trak Entertainment, where he begins to develop the reputation of being Houston’s pride and joy. He would eventually release three highly successful albums through his own independent record company, Boss Hog Outlaw.
To create his first freestyle, Slim used a recording of the instrumental “Player’s Ball” by Outcast, and he eventually turned towards the Hip Hop Industry to make a career for himself. His Rap career started with Swishahouse in the late 1990s and then formed his independent label.
His first performance was at a club called “Club All-Star” in 1998. Slim later challenged Lil Mario in a style competition, and they were invited by DJ Mike to submit their raps for the Swisha House – Final Chapter 98 mixtape.
After 20 years of success in the Rap Industry, Slim is still making a mark in the Hip Hop Industry through Boss Life Construction, where he is giving one lucky family a home after the lost theirs in Hurricane Harvey. Now, even 20 years in the game a retired Slim Thug continues to work on projects and states that he will continue to rap even at the age of 50.
Though Slim’s long-running and successful Rap career, he has been able not only to influence the Swishahouse and freestyle community, he has also devoted his time and energy to make an enormous impact towards the community due to his efforts through Boss Life Construction. To Celebrate 20 years in the music industry, Slim held a concert at the White Oak Music Hall and continues to influence all listens of the genre now, and for many years to come.