Who is he?
Slim Thug is a famous American rapper. He is best known for his part in a popular song “Still Trippin”. His first solo album debuted in 2005, titled “Already Platinum”. It achieved success, and was number two on the Billboard 200 list. It sold more than half a million copies in the USA. Read the article to learn more about his life, career, and net worth.
Early Life and Biography
He was born as Stayve Jerome Thomas on September 8, 1980, in Houston, Texas, USA. He once said that he got the nickname “Slim Thug” when he was a teenager. He later chose it for his stage name. He used to be very slim at the time, and was 6’6 tall, so the nickname was somewhat related to this. When he was 17, he started performing at local parties, where he rapped freestyle. In 1990, a southern rap label called “Swishahouse” signed him, which kicked of his career. After some success, he parted ways with them in order to form his own label house, “Boss Hogg Outlawz”. Other than this, he began a career in real estate and bought a few record stores.
He was never married, but has dated actress and singer LaToya Luckett. They parted ways in 2006. He welcomed a son Dreux Mason in 2012, with a now ex-girlfriend.
He has always enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, and is a big car enthusiast with an impressive collection of vehicles. As many other rappers, he also enjoys extremely expensive jewelry. His jewelry collection is estimated at $800,000.
The video for the song “Hip Hop Saved My Life” by Lupe Fiasco is based on the life of Slim Thug. He revealed this to MTV News.
The rapper made a lot of famous rap song hits, and is an internationally popular and successful rapper. As mentioned, his debut album “Already Platinum” was highly praised by fans and critics alike. Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records recorded the album with him. Sometime later, he appeared on hit songs “Check on It” with Beyoncé, “Still Trippin” with Mike Jones, and “Luxurious” with Gwen Stefani. His second solo album appeared in 2009, titled “Boss of All Bosses”. It ranked as number 15 on the Billboard 200 USA list. His third album is “Tha Thug Show” from 2010. Like the rest, it was successful. From 2015 until 2016, he released four volumes of “Hogg Life”. In 2017, Slim Thug released “Welcome 2 Houston” and “The World is Yours”. This year, another one of his works appeared, titled “Sugga Daddy Slim: On tha Prowl”.
Since he started his own collective, he produced four albums, “Back by Blockular Demand: Serve & Collect II”, “Boyz N Blue”, “Serve & Collect”, and “Serve & Collect III”. All of them were somewhat successful, giving him more fame and wealth.
When it comes to awards and nominations, Slim Thug was nominated nine times for prestigious awards. For his hit single “Check On It”, he won the MTV Video Music Award in 2006. He also received two BET Awards nominations, and three Dirty Awards nominations for this collaboration with Beyoncé in 2006. “Still Trippin” with Mike Jones and Paul Wall was nominated for three Vibe Awards and one MTV VMA in 2005.
Today, the estimated net worth of Slim Thug is around $3 million. The majority came from his successful career in hip-hop. His first solo album is certified gold, and has earned him $500,000. The second one was less successful, giving him $32,000. He is quite a talented rapper, and a dedicated, hardworking person.