Real Talk

Slim The Mobster: "I got this song where I say, ‘I don’t make music for the execs and offices/I do it for the poor and unfortunate/You know, the ones that wasn’t supposed to make it out that orphanage.” That’s who I do my shit for. It’s hard for a rich white person, or a rich person in general, to come and sit down. The places they scared to go is the places I be at.

"I don’t expect them to understand what I’m talking about right now like I said. Later on, they’ll be like ‘Damn, he was really saying something,’ but right now there’s so much other type of music. They want to be in the club with the bottles. That’s cool, but what are you saying though? You could put together the biggest words and they don’t mean shit.


You could put together the biggest words and they don't mean shit. You gotta be really saying something.


"You really got to be saying something. I never been to college, so when I hear certain things I’m like, confused. More people don’t graduate compared to people that do graduate. It’s easy to drop out, but it’s hard to stay in. You got to remember those things that everybody’s not meant to be a doctor and everybody’s not meant to be a lawyer. If there wasn’t a patient, then there would be no room for a doctor.

"Being the person that I am, for a person to get it, you have to be somewhat in the loop to know something. You can’t just sit in your office and sit on the computer and say ‘Oh, this is hip-hop.’ That’s not it because for me it’s a lot deeper. This is how I feed my family. When I get into anything that deals with feeding my kids, I take that serious. I feel like some dudes just take music for a party all the time, and it’s really not.

"You really have to be saying something. It was a time when rappers were really saying something. The Jay-Z’s say something—not even for the punchline factor. Jay-Z said, ‘I want to rhyme like Common Sense/Since I sold 5 mill I ain’t rhyme like Common since.’ You got to be really what you say you are."