Slim (singer)

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Slim
Birth name Marvin Scandrick
Also known as Slim of 112
Born (1977-09-30) September 30, 1977 (age 36)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres R&B, hip hop soul, neo soul, soul
Occupations Singer, songwriter, composer, actor
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1991-present
Labels M3 Productions/Asylum Records
Associated acts 112, Oddz N Endz, Ryan Leslie, Al Jolson, Fabolous, Yung Joc, Faith Evans, Pitbull Chynna Terrell
Website Official site, Official MySpace

Marvin Scandrick (born September 30, 1977) better known as Slim, is an American R&B recording artist best known for his unique voice and his lead vocals in the Bad Boy group 112. After 112 released their fifth album, Pleasure & Pain in 2005, Slim decided to embark on a solo career. In 2008 Slim released the single "So Fly", featuring Yung Joc which was quickly embraced by R&B fans and DJ's alike. So Fly had reached #49 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] His debut album, Love's Crazy, was released on November 18, 2008 and featured other hit singles such as "Good Lovin" ( Featured Ryan Leslie and Fabolous ), "Heels On" (Featuring Young Berg and Deezo), and "Loves Crazy (Featuring Big Boy)

He is currently the CEO of his own label, M3 Productions.[2]

Slim confirmed that his next project is called "Cruise Control". On November 8, 2011, Slim was seen in New York near CEG talent and their recording facilities, Phase One Studios.[3] He was in the company of DJ Lyte, Lucky Calhoun, and Kevin Rockhill. Their collaboration has references to Notorious B.I.G on their Twitter accounts after their studio session.[4]

Slim just recently released his newest work on a mixtape which was titled "Crusin Da City Vol. 1 Presented by DJ Lyte and DJ Lucky Calhoun". This mixtape included Slim's signature falsetto on some brand new original works produced by some of the industry heavyweights such as Drumma Boy, Oddz N Endz, Pooh Bear, and a new up and coming producer Roc On Command ( Kevin Rockhill ). This Mixtape made a big splash in the R&B world right away, it was immediately featured on the top mixtape site DatPiff (http://www.datpiff.com/Slim-of-112-Cruisin-Da-City-Vol-1-mixtape.308742.html). Once DatPiff put up the download page that contained some long awaited Slim music every other blog, music, and fan site embraced the mixtape and was linking downloads to there pages.

Slim's mixtape Crusin Da City quickly gave R&B fans what they have been waiting for,true R&B music sang by a true R&B artist. This album produced a new track called "Baby Baby" which included as beautifully placed Notorious BIG sample, great instrumentation, and Slim's angelic voice. "Baby Baby" has been getting spins from the radio, club DJ's, and blasted through the internet making quick waves in the R&B community.

Slim has been very vocal as of late releasing new works, doing mag and print interviews, and most of all expressing that he his in the studio making new music for his album.

Discography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia ,Slim was the middle child of his family, being the total of 3 sibling including him. He found his love for singing at the age of sixteen when he was auditioning for a talent show with his friends. He connected with some of his close friends and began the R&B certified platinum singing group that dominated the 90s, 112. He has three children, Martravius Scandrick born in October 23, 1995. Martravius is currently recording an album that should be released late 2014. His other two children, Martavious Scandrick and Marquavious Scandrick.

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions[5] Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Pop 100
2008 "So Fly" (featuring Shawty Lo & Yung Joc) 49 8 75 Love's Crazy
"Good Lovin'" (featuring Ryan Leslie & Fabolous) 39
2009 "Heels On" (featuring Yung Berg & Deezo)

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