Houston Rap Icon Slim Thug Announces Return with Hogg Life Vol. 4: American King, Out August 4th via EMPIRE
The Booming-Voiced Emcee Drops “Peaceful,” the Contemplative, Texas-Fried Lead Single
Houston Hip-Hop legend Slim Thug, aka Boss Hogg, announces the continuation of his Hogg Life series with Hogg Life 4: American King, hitting stores August 4th via EMPIRE. Featuring two appearances from Boosie Badazz, as well as contributions from X.O., and Nikki Lactson, Hogg Life 4: American King is another quality addition to Thug’s inimitable discography. Today, Slim Thug treats fans to lead single “Peaceful,” a melodic, guitar-led rumination on his rarified position in the hood–after a lifetime of hustling, the Boss can afford to escape the world and enjoy the fruits of his labor. Produced by Donnie Houston, “Peaceful” finds Slim Thug spitting pearls of wisdom over a classic H-Town beat, saying “No more takin’ L’s for nobody/Cause shit I’m tryna be somebody/They say ‘damn Thugga, you done changed’/I tell ’em, ‘hell yeah, I’m getting better mane.'” “Peaceful” is currently available to purchase on iTunes and is available as a gratis download with pre-order of the full album.
Slim Thug is a leading voice in Houston rap, dominating the game since the mid-’00s. Born Stayve Thomas, Slim Thug earned the nickname Boss Hogg in high school from driving around a boxframe Cadillac. Slim Thug earned his break as a rapper when he freestyled in front of legendary Houston DJ Michael Watts, who helped him move thousands of mixtape CDs out of the trunk of his car. Featured alongside Paul Wall on Mike Jones‘ seminal single “Still Tippin’,” Thug became one of the brightest stars in Hip-Hop with his 2005 Neptunes-produced album Already Platinum, which featured hit songs such as “Like a Boss.“ Slim Thug earned a number one Billboard hit when he collaborated with Beyoncé on “Check On It” in 2006. Slim Thug continued his momentum with 2009’s Boss of All Bosses, which debuted at number 15 on the Billboard charts. Slim Thug released the first three volumes of the Hogg Life series of albums in 2015, cementing his role as a premier elder statesman in Houston and a mentor to young Houston rappers such as Sosamann, Beatking, and Sauce Twinz. The latest volume, Hogg Life Volume 4: American King, releases via EMPIRE on August 4th and is currently available for pre-order.
Pre-order Hogg Life 4: American King: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hogg-life-vol.-4-american-king/id1129584433&app=itunes
Listen to “Peaceful”: soundcloud
Hogg Life 4: American King: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hogg-life-vol.-4-american-king/id1129584433&app=itunes
“Watch Out (Freestyle)”: https://soundcloud.com/trill-
“Doing Me (Freestyle)”: https://soundcloud.com/
“Like a Boss”: http://www.vevo.com/watch/slim-thug/like-a-boss/USIV20400683
“Still Tippin'”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYTBsN-KeNE