Slim (singer)

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Slim
Birth name Marvin Scandrick
Also known as Slim of 112
Born (1978-09-30) September 30, 1978 (age 39)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres R&B, hip hop soul, neo soul, soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, composer, actor, musician
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1991-present
Labels M3 Productions, Asylum Records, Shanachie Records, Bad Boy Entertainment (former)
Associated acts 112, Oddz N Endz, Ryan Leslie, Fabolous, Yung Joc, Faith Evans, Pitbull
Website https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSlim

Marvin Scandrick (born September 30, 1978) better known as Slim, is an American contemporary R&B singer best known as the frontman for the group 112.

Career[edit]

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. 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 their pages.

Slim's mixtape Crusin Da City quickly gave R&B fans what they have been waiting for, true R&B music sung by a true R&B artist. This album produced a new track called "Baby Baby" which included as beautifully placed Notorious B.I.G. 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 is in the studio making new music for his album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[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 5 75 Love's Crazy
"Good Lovin'" (featuring Ryan Leslie & Fabolous) 39
2009 "Heels On" (featuring Yung Berg & Deezo)
2015 "Killin’ Em Girl" Re-Fueled
2016 "Never Break Up" (featuring Rich Homie Quan)

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Slim is the oldest child of his family, 3 siblings including him. He found his love for singing at the age of six while in church. At the age of 16 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Acharts - Music Charts - Slim and Yung Joc - So Fly
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Pic of Slim at Phase One Studios". Archived from the original on 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  4. ^ "New music from Slim of 112 Feat. Notorious BIG "Baby Baby"". YouTube. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  5. ^ Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - The-Dream. Billboard. Accessed April 20, 2008.