Houston, Texas rapper Slim Thug will debut a brand new track about the recession tonight on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Slim Thug was featured in a field piece shot in Houston on last nights show about rappers and the recession.
During the segment, the rapper spoke with Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac about how the Hip-Hop industry has adjusted to the sluggish economy.
Tonight, Slim Thugs new parody video “Still A Boss” featuring singer Peter Hadar will premiere, showing how the rapper has scaled back during tough economic times.
The video was co-directed by Cenac and Stu Miller, who also produced the field segment.
This was the first music video I’d ever worked on and thankfully we had so many top notch video veterans involved from the grips to the DP to the PA’s it was almost impossible for me to screw it up. I tried, but no dice, Miller told AllHipHop.com.
Miller explained that that goal of the video was to combine the visual style and standard conventions of a rap music video with our jokes about rappers cutting back in the recession..
So, Smart Cars instead of Lamborghinis, clipping coupons instead of pouring Hennessy, Miller continued. We wanted it to be a bit more subtle too, and I think (hope) we pulled it off.
Slim Thug raps on the track:
My crew rolls deep always spending my stacks/So I made them all dependents on my income tax/If the IRS asks I’ll say theyre my sons/If that doesn’t work, tax man show my funds/Pull out the 1099 and the W-4/Blasting motherf***ers with my credit score
Miller did say that he was disappointed that Slim Thug didnt show up with the stereotypical rap attitude.
We were waiting for Slim to give us some of that classic rapper attitude we’d heard so much about (showing up late, being surly to the production staff etc.). Unfortunately, as much as I pleaded with him to at least trash the green room on his way out, he just wouldn’t do it, Miller joked. Maybe for the next video.
Still A Boss by Slim Thug featuring Peter Hadar will premiere tonight on Comedy Central at 11:00 PM on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.