Soulja Slim's brother
has come forward to counter media allegations that his life mirrored his raps,
which sometimes spoke of the darker side of life on the streets.
Slim's 23-year-old younger brother, said that Slim was a caring individual who
was active in the community and always willing to help a person in need. An
unknown gunman took the rapper's life Wednesday (November 26) in New Orleans.
me a lot about life," Magnolia $crilla told AllHipHop.com. "Slim dropped
out of high school in the 9th grade but he made something of his life. He paid
for me to go to college and get my education. Education was very important to
him. If he saw you needed a bill paid, he would pay it. He was respected like
Pac down here."
And like Pac, Slim
was a community activist, who had started an organization, the Young Black Lyons.
"It was like
the Black Panthers," $crilla revealed. "He had the school system involved.
The goal was to educate young black youth in society. In so many ways, they
still treat us like n*ggas. Kids don't understand why Bush bombed, they think
it was because of Bin-Laden. They don't understand the real motivations and
that's one of the things Slim was doing. Talking to the kids."
$crilla, who is
signed to Yukmouth's Smoke-A-Lot Records, said that Slim had just finished a
double album with B.G., Never Seen It Coming.
$crilla said he
expected the media to focus on his brother's lyrics and ignore the positive
aspects of his life. They even recorded a song about the media before Slim was
"The song talks about how we do the right thing and the media and everyone
else keeps f*cking with us. Even when your off parole, the cops, the media,
everyone treats you like you are a criminal still under paper. We talk about
all that on the song."
$crilla said that
Slim's family was still greiving, but that Slim would prefer them to continue
on with their lives.
how he was," $crilla said. "He wouldn't want anyone sitting around
crying. I am probably taking it better than anyone else. I called his phone
the other day when I found out I was going to Germany with Yuk for Christmas
and left him a message. I forgot he was gone."