Mixtape: Slim Thug – Thug Thursday 3
The Houston Boss Prepares for Hogg Life 4: American King by Rhyming Over 2016’s Biggest Beats
Like the Olympics and San Francisco Giants World Series victories, Thug Thursday is a highly anticipated, almost mystical event gracing the universe in even numbered years. Today, Houston’s Boss Hogg Slim Thug gifts us Thug Thursday 3. The sequel to 2012’s Thug Thursday and 2014’s Thug Thursday 2, Thug Thursday 3 finds the Texas legend taking popular industry beats, including Noah “40” Shebib‘s beat for Drake‘s “Grammys” and Mike WiLL Made It‘s beat for Gucci Mane‘s “First Day Out the Feds,” applying his signature booming-voiced drawl, and making them his own. Featuring guest appearances from fellow Houston emcees Z-Ro, Beatking, Paul Wall, and Sauce Walka, Thug Thursday 3 is the perfect appetizer for Slim Thug’s Hogg Life 4: American King, the fourth release in his Hogg Life series, which hits stores August 4th via EMPIRE.
Featuring two appearances from Boosie Badazz, as well as contributions from X.O., and Nikki Lactson, Hogg Life 4: American King is another quality addition to Thug’s inimitable discography. Last week, . Previously, Slim Thug treated fans to lead single “Peaceful,” a melodic, guitar-led rumination on his rarified position in the hood–after a lifetime of hustling, the Boss can afford to escape the world and enjoy the fruits of his labor. Both “IDKY” and “Peaceful” are currently available to purchase on iTunes and are available as a gratis download with pre-order of the full album.
Slim Thug is a leading voice in Houston rap, dominating the game since the mid-’00s. Born Stayve Thomas, Slim Thug earned the nickname “Boss Hogg” in high school from driving around a boxframe Cadillac. He earned his break as a rapper when he freestyled in front of legendary Houston DJMichael Watts, who helped him move thousands of mixtape CDs out of the trunk of his car. Featured alongside Paul Wall on Mike Jones‘ seminal single “Still Tippin‘,” Thug became one of the brightest stars in Hip-Hop with his 2005 Neptunes-produced album Already Platinum, which featured hit songs such as “Like a Boss.” Slim Thug earned a number one Billboard hit when he collaborated with Beyoncé on “Check On It” in 2006. Slim Thug continued his momentum with 2009’s Boss of All Bosses, which debuted at number 15 on the Billboard charts. Slim Thug released the first three volumes of the Hogg Life series of albums in 2015, cementing his role as a premier elder statesman in Houston and a mentor to young Houston rappers such as Sosamann, Beatking, and Sauce Twinz. The latest volume, Hogg Life Volume 4: American King, releases via EMPIRE on August 4th and is currently available for pre-order.
Download Thug Thursday 3: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/40333/slim-thug-thug-thursday-3.html
Watch “Doing Me/The Collection”: https://youtu.be/NVzcAZHh0IA
Pre-order Hogg Life 4: American King: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hogg-life-vol.-4-american-king/id1129584433&app=itunes
To be an entertainer in an industry where the shelf life of a hip-hop artist is estimated not to exceed five years, it goes without saying to accomplish the unthinkable takes tenacity, determination, hustle, and above all faith. Slim Thug is the epitome of a “Boss” with a career that has spanned 15 plus years, continuing to build his legacy that will surely be regarded in the hip-hop history books.
EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, and Rich Homie Quan, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today’s hottest talent from superstars such as T.I. and red-hot newcomers such as Anderson .Paak. While remaining 100% independent, EMPIRE has also partnered with Atlantic Records for a joint venture, home to breakout star D.R.A.M. and joined forces with Republic Records for the release of Sage The Gemini’s Remember Me album.
“IDKY” (ft. X.O.): https://soundcloud.com/slimthugga1/idky-feat-xo/
Hogg Life 4: American King: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hogg-life-vol.-4-american-king/id1129584433&app=itunes
“Watch Out (Freestyle)”: https://soundcloud.com/trill-
“Doing Me (Freestyle)”: https://soundcloud.com/
“Like a Boss”: http://www.vevo.com/watch/slim-thug/like-a-boss/USIV20400683
“Still Tippin'”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYTBsN-KeNE