Boss of All Bosses

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Boss of All Bosses
Slim Thug - Boss Of All Bosses.jpg
Studio album by Slim Thug
Released March 24, 2009
Recorded 2007-2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 57:03
Label Boss Hogg Outlawz, E1 Music
Producer
Slim Thug chronology
Already Platinum
(2005)
Boss of All Bosses
(2009)
Tha Thug Show
(2010)
Singles from Boss of All Bosses
  1. "I Run"
    Released: November 11, 2008
  2. "Thug"
    Released: November 17, 2009

Boss of All Bosses is the second studio album by American rapper Slim Thug. The album was released on March 24, 2009, by Boss Hogg Outlawz and E1 Music. The album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics and publications upon its release. The album debuted at number fifteen on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with 32,000 copies sold in its first week released.[1]

The first single from the album was "I Run", produced by Jim Jonsin, and featuring Yelawolf. This song's chorus is based on "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls, with different lyrics ("I run the streets all night and day"). The second single from the album was "Thug".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Artistdirect 3/5 stars[3]
DJBooth 3/5 stars[4]
Houston Press (favorable)[5]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[6]

Boss of All Bosses received a generally positive reception from music critics who saw it as an improvement over his major label debut Already Platinum. David Jeffries of AllMusic praised the album for being a return to Slim's early mixtape years, concluding that "this raw album is a welcome throwback that no longtime fan should be without."[2] Pedro 'DJ Complejo' Hernandez of RapReviews praised the production for being a return to the Southern sound and Slim for expressing his voice through different topics throughout the whole album, saying that it "sounds like the triumphant introduction to Thug's unique brand of Texas rap rather than Thug trying to conform to the current trends."[6] DJBooth gave a mixed review of the album, saying that some of the songs' lyrical material and production was given some flair but the others felt by-the-numbers despite Slim's performance, concluding that, "All things considered, Slim Thug can still maintain his administrative position in the game despite this sophomore slump."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Boss of All Bosses"   Terry "T.A." Allen 3:16
2. "I'm Back" (featuring Devin the Dude) Mr. Lee 3:40
3. "I Run" (featuring Yelawolf) Jim Jonsin 3:55
4. "Show Me Love" (featuring Mannie Fresh) Mannie Fresh 3:53
5. "Smile" (Additional vocals by J. Lacy) Jim Jonsin 3:12
6. "Top Drop" (featuring Paul Wall) Mr. Rogers 4:13
7. "Thug"   Mr. Lee 3:50
8. "Leanin'" (featuring UGK) Mr. Lee 4:46
9. "My Bitch"   Mr. Lee 4:00
10. "She Like That" (featuring Killa Kyleon) Mr. Lee 4:41
11. "Associates" (featuring Z-Ro & J-Dawg) Bigg Tyme, J-Dawg 4:33
12. "Hard" (featuring Scarface & J-Dawg) Mr. Lee 4:07
13. "Welcome 2 Houston" (featuring Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, Bun B & Paul Wall, Yung Redd, Lil' Keke, Z-Ro, Mike D, Big Pokey, Rob G, Trae tha Truth, Lil' O & Pimp C) Mr. Lee 8:57
Sample credits
  • "I Run" Contains a sample of "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls.
  • "Top Drop" Contains a sample of "Love Is What You Make It" by Masterpiece.
  • "Thug" Contains a sample of "Eazy-Duz-It" by Eazy-E.
  • "My Bitch" Contains a sample of "Faded Pictures" by Case and Joe.
  • "Hard" Contains a sample of "Hard Knocks" by Marc Broussard.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record 12 Albums Debut In The Top 20 Of The Billboard 200". Billboard.biz. April 1, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "The Boss of All Bosses - Slim Thug". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Ogle, Ryan (April 14, 2009). "Album Reviews: The Boss of All Bosses by Slim Thug". Artistdirect. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Slim Thug - Boss of all Bosses". DJBooth. March 26, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Serrano, Shea (April 1, 2009). "Slim Thug Breaks a Four-Year Dry Spell on Sophomore LP Boss of All Bosses". Houston Press. Voice Media Group. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Hernandez, Pedro 'DJ Complejo' (March 31, 2009). "Feature for March 31, 2009 - Slim Thug's "Boss of All Bosses"". RapReviews. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Slim Thug Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Slim Thug. Retrieved December 20, 2014.