Slim Thug is an American rapper who rose to fame through his work in fellow rapper Mike Jones’ blockbuster single “Still Tippin.” Slim Thug released his debut album Already Platinum in 2005 which sold over 130,000 copies in the first week of its release and also appeared in the TV show The Daily Show on Comedy Central in 2009 apart from his musical works. So far he has released ten studio albums the latest being “The World is Yours” which was released on December 15, 2017. Continue reading to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Slim Thug in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Slim Thug was born as Stayve Jerome Thomas on September 8, 1980, in Houston, Texas, the United States. His was nicknamed Slim Thug as he was very lean and tall when he was a teenager and sported a cornrow hairstyle with sunglasses which gave him the appearance of a thug.
Thug once said that he did not dream of becoming a rapper but rather thought that he would be jailed for petty cases like his brothers. He became a freestyle rapper when he was 17 and was spotted by Michael Watts, a music producer who made him rap in the mixtape “Swisha House 98” in 1998.
Slim Thug started to date Letoya Luckett, a singer and an actress in the year 2000. Thug and Luckett knew each other for a long time as they both live in the same neighborhood. Even their families were friends with each other, and the couple separated in 2002. In 2008, the couple reunited which did not last long as they broke up once again in 2009.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After working with the Swishahouse, Slim Thug formed his own record label Boss Hogg Outlawz in 2001 with the intention of producing collaborative works with the hip-hop artists from Houston. Slim Thug in collaboration with E.S.G released the album Boss Hogg Outlaws in November 2001 and released his label’s first album Boyz-n-Blue in 2004.
He released his major studio album Already Platinum in 2005 with Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records which peaked number 2 on Billboard 200. He collaborated with Mike Jones and appeared in his single “Still Tippin” which became a very big hit. Thug has also appeared in Beyonce’s “Check On It” and has released four albums so far through his label Boss Hogg Outlawz.
After parting ways with Stra Trak and Interscope, Slim Thug released his solo album Boss of All Bosses in 2009 which sold 32,000 copies on the first week of its release. So far he has released ten solo albums including “Tha Thug Show,” “Boss Life,” and “Hogg Life: The Beginning.”
He has collaborated with many artists including Gwen Stefani, Bun B, Chalie Boy, Riff Raff, Trae Tha Truth, and Z-Ro and has also appeared on the TV show The Daily Show in October 2009. Slim Thug was nominated for the MTV2 Award in 2005 for “Still Tippin” and won the Best R&B Video award in 2006 for “Check On It.”
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of the tall and talented rapper is estimated to be $3 million. He enjoys quite a lavish lifestyle, and the value of his Boss Hogg chain is said to be $275,000. His expensive garage includes luxurious cars such as Mercedes Maybach S600, a Rolls Royce, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Camaro, 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS, and BMW 760 Li. His mansion in Cypress, Texas consists of a swimming pool, garden, a high-end gym, and a movie theatre whose worth is estimated to be more than $2 million.
From a boy roaming on the streets of Texas to the man flying through the same streets inside his luxurious vehicles, Slim Thug has invested loads of hard work for his growth which serves as an inspiration for many aspiring artists as he has always made us feel that he is one among us.