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interview Slim the Mobster (November 2010) | Interview By: Jose Ho-Guanipa

   Pulling up to a million dollar mansion in an innocuous but wealthy neighborhood, I double checked the address to make sure it was correct... it was. Two wrought iron gates stood in front of me and a bevy of security cameras and an intercom flanked my car. I dialed the button and the gates ominously opened. Boisterous and charismatic, Slim walked out and greeted me. "What up cuz. Not too many people make it behind these doors." We walked inside his house and he sat down, offering me a drink. The phone rang and I heard an eerily familiar voice, "What up." "What's good unc?". "I'm leaving Detroit and back in town this week. Let's link up." "Fasho". Slim calmly hung up the phone and looked at me, "That was Dre. Detox is done".

Shrouded in mystery, Slim the Mobster is the next protege of a man who needs no introduction whatsoever. Having written over 70% of Detox and the latest single, "Kush" he is next on deck after the long awaited Detox drops this year. Preferring to keep a low profile, we had the rare opportunity to sit down with him for one of the most in depth interviews he has given in his career. Below is part one of that interview.

As ever, you can read this exclusive interview below and we urge you to leave feedback on our forums or email them to jose@dubcnn.com.

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Interview was conducted in November 2010
 
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Dubcnn: Dubcnn.com Tell us about what you can about the progress of Detox and the preparation for it.

Slim the Mobster: When they say youíre having a baby they go in trimesters right. We in the final trimester. We in the last little bit of it. Shout out to the Blade barbershop, I always go in there. I need to follow up in there. I ainít been in there in a minute.


Dubcnn: Can you tell us any specifics as far as stuff thatís being done?

Slim the Mobster: Thatís Area 51. We got a lot of things going on. Me personally, I got some different endorsement deals thatís I just acquired or that are still in the works, with Leviís. I got some shit going on with them, should be real big, coming soon. As far as the album, just making sure that everything is what it should be, thatís the biggest thing. Itís probably not as many features as you probably guessed or the date.

Dubcnn: How is everyone planning as far as when you drop to make you as big as a success as you plan to be? How are you planning the attack for your campaign when it comes?

Slim the Mobster: We got a plan, but like I said the streets is mine. Iím like Jay-Z, when Reasonable Doubt was about to drop. I gotta get out here and get on it. Thatís how we planning it, to make it big. But Detox is my catalyst.


Dubcnn: Do you have any things you do as an artist to make sure you stand out and above the crowd?

Slim the Mobster: Everything Iím gonna do is gonna be that. I donít want the same forte of what we seen from here. I donít want the ritual. Another nigga in khakis with a six four is gonna kill us man. We need a man in a Bentley with a suit one. Itís time for that, a fly nigga. I donít think we exalted fly yet. Where Jay-Z is a fly nigga, Slick Rick was a fly nigga. We ainít had that, we have the same repetitive behavior over and over. Khakis, 6-4, light skin bitches. I might be in a suit with a bunch of fat bitches, just to break the monotony. I do not want to be seen in the same light as the rest of these niggas. Thatís why I carry myself in the way I do, and I donít have to. I donít have to do the same things that A B C D E F and G did. Iíve been blessed to not have to go through that. So for me thatís what it is. For all the people with me. That be my motivation. I ainít motivated for myself. The niggas that I push with theyíll tell you we been in the street situations, the money situations, the jail situations so you know itís time to get us together and away from all the negative. Oh shit, I almost hit an old white, white, white, man, haha.


Dubcnn: You were telling me earlier that youíre already set, not set but living well.

Slim the Mobster: Iím liviní better than a lot of these dudes. Iím not saying that to be bragging, Iím sayiní that in my work ethic. I donít say that Iím liviní better than the next man because 9 times out of ten these other dudes, they tryiní to show what they made of through their jewelry. I donít give a fuck about no jewelry, my kids can play football in my house.

Dubcnn: A lot of people coming up can say thatís their motivation, the money the success. Whatís your motivation as an artist?

Slim the Mobster: The money, the success, Iím motivated by that too, but itís not my motivation. Itís part of it, my motivation is lookiní at my kids knowing that they donít got no worries. All the worries I had when I was young, my kids donít got no worries, and Iím a parent. Iím not a, some of these dudes is surrogates, they not really fathers. All the money in the world donít mean youíre a man. Half of these dudesí kids donít even respect them. I donít wanna be like that, Iím not gonna be like that. And itís true that you canít please everybody. In that light I say that because of the baby mamas. Some of them is fucked up, bitches can be vindictive, especially when the nigga you used to sleep with is well off and you got the same struggles you had ten years ago. You ainít done nothing with your life yet? When is you gonna do something in the motivation of forward? A lot of motherfuckers ainít got that right now. Itís crazy, a call from the LA county jail.

Phone: You have a collect call from an inmate in the twin towers correctional facility.

Slim the Mobster: Iíve reached my collect call limit, Iím takiní too many calls from the jail.

Slim the Mobster: Tell Ďem that, youíve been kidnapped, youíre taken hostage, takiní you to my crib. And I never be tryiní to put it out there. I hear a lot of talk, seeiní niggas change. But that shit is nice, when you live with your fuckiní mamma, you fuckiní dick. Nigga got a $50, 000 car, $80,000 watch, $100,000 chain and lives with his fuckiní mamma. Fuckiní idiots, these niggas is idiots. Thatís funny to me, I live in an all white neighborhood, my crippiní is over. Damn, ainítno lights on in this motherfucker. My shit is black. Let me see if I can get some lights on. Shit donít even know how to turn the lights on. Turn on my they motherfuckiní self. See look, I really live here too nigga. You see the camera nigga? You canít see itís too dark. Itís black as fuck. What time is it? Iímma turn the lights on and let you look around. You se my kdisí bikes, we turn this the white house, for the people who donít know. You can leave the camera on, ainít nothing we ainít hidiní shit. When the lights come on you can see what it look like. You know what Iím sayiní, big boy shit. All you single family one stores, you see these stairs right, haha. You see one of these, probably mean a nigga been in Italy somewhere. Forgive me for the toys. Look at my refrigerator, I probably ainít got shit in here. Psych, we eatiní nigga, we ainít hungry. Now letís see the freezer, see what the freezer look like, my kids shit, my shit. I ainít on no diet either, I eat what the fuck I want. I got a new whip too. I been in shootouts, I been shot stabbed, everything you can imagine. So shit what we about to do. I got an office too. Half of these niggas donít got an office because they ainít got no business. This my riggh hand. Look at his hand, you see his hand? You see what that say right? (Gang Module). Let me show you my backyard too. What up?

Baby Slim: Sup nigga!

Slim the Mobster: Wassup, say whatís up nigga. Whatís your name?

Baby Slim: DeMario.

Slim the Mobster: What they call you?

Baby Slim: Baby Slim.

Slim the Mobster: Thatís my youngest son, heís a beast.

Baby Slim: All these niggas got candy.

Slim the Mobster: Bad. (laughing) Beverly Hills with a South Central mind-state. Tell him whatís up. You ainít gonna say nothing? You on that bullshit.

Baby Slim: Your turn daddy.

Slim the Mobster: Itís my turn. I been talking to him in for a minute, thatís Dubcnn, we been talking for a minute.

 

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