In preparation for the release of his new album on March 24, Houstons Slim Thug has announced a 24-city promo tour and a brand new mixtape.
Seeking to build on the success of his 2005 national debut Already Platinum, Slim explained that the new album is free of the major label constraints he was obligated to under his previous Star Trak/Geffen deal.
This album is me doing what I wanted to do, Slim told AllHipHop.com. I put it together the way I wanted without being influenced by any other people, no A&Rs, none of that. What people are gonna get from this album is Houston. I have all artists out of Houston on it: UGK, Scarface, Lil Keke, [and] Z-Ro.
Entitled Boss of All Bosses, Slim expects the LP to showcase Houstons unique sub-culture and offer an alternative to Hip-Hops current mainstream sound.
These are the people I listen to all the time, all day, Slim explained. And I just want to give the world that, let the world know the type of stuff that were on because I dont see too many people outside the southern region catching on to how we do our stuff out here. Theres still a whole other side of Houston that hasnt been displayed so Im still trying to bring it out to a broader audience.
Slim Thug is also dropping a new 28-track mixtape dubbed I Represent This Pt. 2; 10 Years Later.
The project is a sequel to Slims very first mixtape, and is also Houston-centered with appearances from Trae the Truth and Chamillionaire.
When asked about the deluge of promo activity hes planned, Slim explained that after 3 years away from the national spotlight, the work will serve as a reintroduction to fans who may have been disappointed with the concessions he was forced to make on his major label debut.
Its always been like that, Slim stated. I was always in control of whatever I did. Thats why when I got with the majors I wasnt comfortable because I wasnt calling the shots. Ive always been a boss in this music game. Now, in my mind, Im starting over from scratch. Im just hitting the reset button and starting from there.
Slim Thugs Boss of All Bosses will be released March 24 through Slims very own Boss Hawg Outlawz imprint and E1 Music (formerly Koch Records).
Below are the scheduled tour dates for Slims promo tour.
February 25th - Montgomery, AL Feb 25 Tallahassee, FL Feb 26 Gainesville, FL Feb 27 Jacksonville, FL Feb 28 Tampa, FL March 1 Orlando, FL March 3 Birmingham, AL March 3 Memphis, TN (night) March 4 Nashville, TN March 5- Lexington, KY/Louisville, KY March 6th- Louisville, KY March 7th- Cincinnati, OH March 8th Chicago, IL (off) March 9th Chicago, IL March 10th- St. Louis, MO March 11th- Wichita, KS March 12th- Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK March 13th Dallas, TXMarch 14th Houston, TX March 15th Corpus Christi, TXMarch 16th Baton Rouge, LA March 17th Lafayette, LA March 18th- New Orleans, LA March 19th- Beaumont, TX/Home