Slim the Mobster

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Slim The Mobster
Birth name Anthony Johnson
Also known as Southside Slim
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Gangsta rap
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2008–present
Labels Gang Module (current)
Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records (former)
Associated acts Dr. Dre, The D.O.C., Xzibit

Anthony Johnson[1] better known by his stage name Slim The Mobster is a Los Angeles-based rapper signed to Gang Module Records and formerly Aftermath Entertainment. Slim The Mobster was known as Dr. Dre's new protégé.[2] Johnson's manager is John Monopoly, who ushered in Kanye West's rapping career.[3] His influence includes gangsta rap acts like The D.O.C and The Notorious B.I.G.[4] [5] He took his rap name from notorious pimp Fillmore Slim and from being in the trap having the mindset of a Mobster.[4][5]

Life and career[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Slim The Mobster grew up all over from Loudonville, NY and Corpus Christi, Texas.[5][not in citation given]

Music career[edit]

In February 2008, he was featured on a Hussein Fatal mixtape.[4] He solicited demos to Dr. Dre in 2008 and eventually got a record deal with Aftermath Entertainment. Dr Dre also asked Eminem & 50 Cent would they be interested in signing Slim as a joint venture and they did so, officially signing him to Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit Records. This made him the first artist to be signed to all three labels but then was moved to just Aftermath a year later.[4][4][6]

2009-2010: Working on Dr. Dre's Detox and debut album[edit]

Slim The Mobster started to work on Dr. Dre's Detox in 2009. Having written over 70% of Detox and the latest single, "Kush" he is next on deck after the long awaited "Detox" drops. Detox is set to solidify Slim's career as The Chronic did with Snoop Dogg and 2001 did with Eminem.[3] According to Slim The Mobster, Dr. Dre's Detox and his debut album will have similar elements but totally different feels to them.[7] He stated that Dr. Dre will be featured on it and will "feel like an N.W.A album.

2011: Slim The Mobster presents War Music[edit]

Aftermath signee, Dr. Dre protege and gangster rapper Slim the Mobster presents his new street album, War Music, powered by Crooks & Castles. War Music features ten original tracks including the highly rated Whose House?, What Goes Up, the Dr. Dre assisted Back Against the Wall and more. In addition to rhymes from Slim, guest work on the album comes from Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Prodigy, Nikki Grier and more. The street album features production from Dr. Dre, Jake One, Nottz, Bink, Sid Roams, Siege Monstracity & others. War Music is executive produced by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Sha Money XL and was originally hosted by DJ Whoo Kid.

2012–present: S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing)[edit]

He has announced his debut album under Aftermath Entertainment, entitled S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing), due to be released on August 21, 2012. Numerous people have claimed, confirmed, or been seen in the studio with him working on the album, including Xzibit, King Tee, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Jay Rock, Busta Rhymes, and Big K.R.I.T..[citation needed] It was revealed at the end of September 2012 that Slim The Mobster was no longer signed to Aftermath Entertainment & would release his album S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing) on Gang Module.

Personal life[edit]

He claimed to have been "stabbed, shot, robbed, kidnapped and was a member of the Crips street gang" during his life on the streets.[4] His uncle is famed former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums
Mixtapes

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Scared Money" (Remix) 2011 N.O.R.E., 2 Chainz, N/A
"I'm A Stop" (Remix) 2012 Too $hort, Devin The Dude, Baby Bash N/A
"Bullets" C-Bo, King Tee Orca'
"Andy Warhol" XV Popular Culture
"Love Me"[9] Drew32 Label Me
"Thank You" (Remix) Scoe, Kendrick Lamar N/A
"Stand Tall" Xzibit Napalm
"Movie" Xzibit, Game, Young De, Crooked I
"Tear Dropz & Closed Caskets" Ca$his, Roccett The Art Of Dying

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naam anthony johnson Locatie The World Craig. "anthony johnson (@Slimthemobster) op Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  2. ^ Jayson Rodriguez, with additional reporting by Shaheem Reid and Rahman Dukes (July 23, 2009) Meet Dr. Dre, Eminem And 50 Cent's New Protege: Slim Da Mobster MTV. Accessed August 15, 2009.Edwin Ortiz (2009-07-24). "DX News Bits: Slim Da Mobster, Skyzoo | HipHopDX Mobile". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b Rodriguez, Jayson (2009-07-23). "Meet Dr. Dre, Eminem And 50 Cent's New Protege: Slim Da Mobster - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Paine, Jake (24 May 2010). "Slim da Mobster: Warning Shots". HipHopDX. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Aftermathmusic.com. "Interview w/ Aftermath Entertainment official website". Aftermathmusic. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Paine, Jake (May 24, 2010). "Slim da Mobster: Warning Shots". HipHopDX.com. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Ryon, Sean (November 22, 2010). "Slim da Mobster Talks Writing for 'Detox' Debut Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2010-12-17). "Dr. Dre Says In 2011, He's Focusing On West Coast Hip Hop - Kendrick Lamar, Slim da Mobster | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  9. ^ "Mixtape: Drew32 - "Label Me"". Fly Solez. 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 

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