The Street Album, War Music
Slim The Mobster: "War Music is my street album. It comes out November 8. [Ed Note: Dr. Dre pushed the release date back to the 9th so he could add one more track at the last minutne—Doctor’s Orders!] What I was really tryna do is make some different music and not something that got to be a dance song. There wasn’t no designated direction.
I'm not into what people want me to be into. I'm not conforming, and I'm doing everything that I want to do.
"We just went with the records that we felt were strong and had something to say. [For the mixtape beats] different producers sent records and some producers I’m cool with and I know personally.
"Silkk The Shocker did this one joint called “Fallen Star.” It’s a big record. [Also producing are] Jake One, Nottz—these dudes I know. [DJ] Khalil too, Bink!, and just a lot of producers.
"'Back Against The Wall,' which features Dr. Dre—that’s one of my favorites. Jake One [produced that]. The last records I put out are big to me, and of course 'Fallng Star' [featuring Nikki Grier and Sly]. I would describe my sound as alternative hip-hop.
"Everything has an alternative to it. It’s not really alternative, it’s just different. Being that I'm not into what people want me to be into. I'm not conforming, and I’m doing everything that I want to do. I feel like alternative hip-hop is what it is."