Slim Thug, whose real name is Stayve Jerome Thomas, is an American rapper from Houston.
He came into the center of attention with his collaboration with Mike Jones but afterward, he became one of the most prominent names in hip hop.
He was born as Stayve Jerome Thomas on September 8, 1980, in the capital of Texas called Houston, settled in the United States. Little did his parents know that he was going to be such a famous person.
He has spent all of his childhood in Homestead/Scenic Woods which is a neighborhood situated in the north part of the city Houston.
He was interested in rapping from an early age so he soon started freestyling and making rhymes. It was his favorite thing to do. Many thought that he was weird because he was writing all of these poems
He gave himself an interesting rap name Slim Thug. He was very tall and skinny when he was a teenager so it seemed normal for him to call himself “Slim”. He always wore cornrows and sunglasses no matter the weather so people assumed he was a “thug” so he called himself that.
He became very good at freestyling, so he started doing that on most high school parties in the area, not only in his school. He soon became famous amongst people of his age and all the people in the town knew about him. Girls were going crazy for him, he says in a lot of interviews.
At the beginning of the ’90s, he started collaborating with Swishahouse, which is an independent record label from Houston whose work is based on southern rap. This was his first big chance to show the world his talent and he decided to take it and grab it with both hands.
It didn’t take long for him to realize that rapping and releasing mixtapes can become a profitable thing if he released them himself and do not be obligated to any record label.
That is when he finished his collaboration with Swishahouse but they didn’t part on bad terms. He says that he is very thankful that they gave him an opportunity even though he was no one and nothing at that point, but a little dude who was pretty popular in his hometown.
He started his own record label titled “Boss Hogg Outlaws”. Stayve also invested un buying two record stores and at the same time, he worked in the real estate business in order to fund himself. He wanted to become independent because he knew about the amount of controversy going on in the world of music. His first thought was that he had to find one for sure because he was going to go down when a bigger artist decides to bash him.
In 2005, after a long period of time he spent on working on his album, he finally released it.
The album named “Already Platinum” was released in the summer of 2005. His record label at that time was Star Trak Entertainment alongside Interscope Records.
The album was a huge success, and a little time after the release, the album came to a high No. 2 on Billboard 200 chart. It also had great sales: the album was sold in more than 130 000 copies in the first 7 days it hit the stores.
The most popular singles were “3 Kings” which is featured by T.I. and Bun B and “I Ain’t Heard of That” which was made in collaboration with Pharrell Williams, an American rapping superstar.
Slim Thug was also featured on tracks of other artists. He was featured on “Check On It” by Beyonce and “Luxurious” by Gwen Stefani. He also appeared in Mike Jones’ “Still Tippin'”. All of these appearances quickly boosted his popularity and he started to get a bunch of followers on social media. Bigger artists who gave him a shout out realized that he was getting big so they wanted to work with him.
He has also released three albums on his own record label Bottega Outlawz.
“Boyz N Blue” was his album released in 2004. In 2007 he released an album named “Serve & Collect” and “Back by Blockular Demand: Serve & Collect II” came in 2008.
In 2008 he also appeared in a movie for the first time. It was in Days of Wrath, a drama directed by Celia Fox, with main roles by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Laurence.
It was the same year he parted from Star Trak & Interscope Records. The second album he released was “Boss of All Bosses” which came out in 2009 and was distributed by E1 Music.
Some of the artist who appeared on this album were Scarface, Mike Jones, and Chamillionaire. He loves to work with other people in the industry because they are all really talented and they create good music that he likes to listen to himself.
Mr. Lee was the main album producer. After the 7release it had debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. This album wasn’t such a huge hit as the first one since it was sold in over 30,000 copies in the first week, which is a few times less than the last one.
The third in the row album was called “Tha Thug Show” which was released in 2010 and was again distributed by E1 Music. The main singles on the album were “Gangsta” and “So High”. The album contained 15 songs and also a Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks with 3 singles.
Some of the artists who appeared as guests on the album were Z-Ro and B.O.B. He says that his favorite artists to work with has been B.O.B. because he is fun and spontaneous, just like him.
Three years later he managed to release an EP named “Welcome to Texas”. The EP was featured by Rick Ross and Ludacris. These big names he was working with were giving him clout and he soon started to get invited to huge parties. This was something that he never expected and, although he wasn’t that into it before, he started to party much more.
As for the TV appearances he has appeared on the Daily Show, a late-night talk TV program which airs on Comedy Central. He always likes to give interviews because he thinks that there are a bunch of false accusations about him on the internet and he wants to make them clear.
Lupe Fiasco, also a rapper and record producer, released a single titled “Hip-Hop Saved My Life” in 2008. Lupe stated that he based it on the life story of Slim Thug.
He was involved in a controversy after he stated that black women treat their men worse than white do. A lot of known bloggers and artists responded to this, from Aubrey O’Day to Talib Kweli.
In 2015 he has released the first of four albums in the series called “Hogg Life”. It was his fifth album but the first of four.
“Hogg Life: The beginning” was the first and it gained positive critics. It peaked at No. 15 on US Top R&B/Hip Hop Album charts.
The “Hogg Life, Vol. 2: Still Surviving” and “Hogg Life, Vol. 3: Hustler of the Year” were both released in 2015.
In 2016 he has released the last album from the series: “Hogg Life, Vol. 4: American King”.
He also landed two tracks in 2017, named “Welcome 2 Houston” and “The World is Yours”.
In 201o he has released his long awaited album titled “Suga Daddy Slim: On Tha Prowl”. Slim Thug, we managed by Big Hev.
He has almost one million followers on his Instagram account.
As for his personal life, we cannot tell you his parent’s names but he has a brother Raymond Thomas.
Slim Thug was in a few relationships. The most public ones were with Letoya Luckett and Alicia Jammer.
Letoya is known as one of the members of a world known female group “Destiny’s Child”. They dated for some while and it was even rumored that they got engaged in 2008. But they split up in 2010. Letoya left hum after she found out that he has cheated on her and even fathered a baby with his lover.
In 2014 he started dating Alicia Jammer.
He earns a lot of money by music but he also gets a lot of it by endorsement work. He collaborates with Texan Wine Wheels abs FuBu Relaund.
Slim Thug had some health issues and his doctor diagnoses him with high blood pressure so he was forced to lead a healthier life. He started training and eating healthy and soon he could brag about losing over 60 pounds.
He is known as a passionate smoker which us really bad for someone with high blood pressure.
In 2012 his self-help book was published and it was a book of the financial genre, named: “How to Survive in a Recession”.
He lives in a lavish lifestyle and likes to travel too.
He owns a very expensive Caddilac Escalade, a Rolls Roys which cost $400 000. He owns a magnificent mansion in Texas. It is called “Black House” because it is combined with black color.
He owns a customized black Chevy Camaro and a 1966 Chevrolet Impala.
He has a “Boss Hogg” chain worth almost $300k. He also has a black BMW and a Bentley.
He is a big fan of hats and owns a lot of them.
He likes guns and has an impressive gun collection worth over $100 000.
He has lost his driving license several times because of his speeding. He is a big fan of fast and expensive cars so it is no wonder he drives them faster than he should.
Slim Thug’s brother Raymond Thomas is also a hip-hop musician with his rap name RayFace. He is signed to Slim Thug’s record label.
Raymond and he share a lot of together photos on their social media accounts.
The two of them made a collaborative mixtape titled “Boss Hogg Outlawz – Coming Out Hard” in 2000.
He has a daughter who lives with him.
Full name: Stayve Jerome Thomas
Date of birth: September 8, 1980
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Profession: rapper, producer, singer, actor
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 111 kgs
Net Worth: $2 million