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Thug Life: Rap Music And The Word “Thug”

Last week, Young Thug released a new song called “Power.” The Atlanta rapper is ascendent — as Tom Breihan noted in his Album Of The Week review, Young Thug’s new Barter 6 makes a “full-on rap-star leap” — but he’s just one of many in the game to employ and embrace the word “thug.” Some… More »

By: Collin Robinson / May 18, 2015 - 11:19 am

After A Decade, Where Is Mike Jones?

In his industrious resolve to deliver Houston hip-hop to the widest possible market in the mid-2000s, rapper Mike Jones assumed the role of carnival barker. The carnival, though, was Mike Jones himself. He yapped his name on every track he could, usually prefaced by a “Who?”, and doled out T-shirts emblazoned with his cell phone… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / April 17, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Beyoncé – “I Been On Remix” (Feat. Bun B, Scarface, Z-Ro, Lil Keke, Willie D & Slim Thug)

A couple of weeks ago and absolutely out of nowhere, Beyoncé released the absolutely badass and aggressively weird single “Bow Down/I Been On,” on which she rapped in a screwed-up voice and repped hard for underground Texas rap. And now, for the “I Been On” remix, she’s rounded up an absolutely staggering lineup of Texa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m From Texas” Video (Feat. Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Kirko Bangz & Bun B)

Houston rap’s moment in the national spotlight started sometime around January 2005 and ended sometime around December 2005, but all those guys are still around, still cranking out underground music for their local faithful, sometimes making another aborted shot at a pop comeback. So it’s nice to see a whole bunch of them — some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2012 - 9:56 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Me & My Old School” Video (Feat. Lil Keke & Slim Thug)

For a new version of “Me & My Old School,” an ode to ancient gas-guzzlers from Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.’s album Live From The Underground, K.R.I.T. recruited Houston underground rap veterans Lil Keke and Slim Thug to guest. All three rappers, along with their adolescent doppelgangers and a few prominent cameo types, show up i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Slim Thug – “Can’t Stop” (Feat. Curren$y)

On his latest track, the thunder-voiced Houston rap veteran Slim Thug tries out the sort of hazy, organic stoner-rap beat that New Orleans weed-rap king Curren$y loves so much. And it’s only right that he also snagged a guest verse from Curren$y himself. “Can’t Stop” is a gloriously drifting rap song, and you can stream… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm