Slim The Mobster Isn’t A Fan of Rappers Name-Dropping Gangs Through Music [Video]

Dr. Dre protégé Slim the Mobster may come from the gang life of South Central, Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean that he endorses it. In fact, in a recent interview with XXL, the up-and-coming MC said he is strongly opposed to rappers shouting out their gang affiliations on record.

“When I was younger I was really a gang member,” he says, “and I was really doing what was required of a gang member but I don’t do it now. So when people be like, ‘what gang are you in?’ like, what gang am I in? I got a business, I’m not a gang member. I laugh when I see certain people still talking bout ‘Blood,’ like, c’mon, man! You didn’t start doing that ’til you was 26 years old, stop.

“That is the corniest shit ever for me,” Slim continues. “And then this is the thing that [spills over] to the kids ’cause now you got kids feeling like its cool to say ‘soo woop,’ and [they] don’t even know what that really means. In jail, dudes get they mouth busted for sayin’ that, but in the street life you got money and you can say blood and you can pay a couple dudes and they let you in. Nah, I didn’t come up like that, we didn’t respect money, money wasn’t the motivation, and I think it just got watered down.” [Watch video below]

Slim feels name dropping gangs through music is irresponsible on behalf of some artists. “I don’t choose to say I’m a gang member,” he said. “I’m from where I’m from, you can’t change that, but I don’t ever try to promote it. Some dudes from L.A. when you listen to they music… it’s ‘crip this’ and ‘neighborhood this’ and ‘I’m from here.’ C’mon man, that shit is corny man, that’s what you wanna say in your music? Like you got peoples’ attention and you gonna tell them you from wherever.”

In addition, he says the move is also, plain and simple, corny.

“The dudes that do that, be the dudes that really ain’t about that; that’s the truth and I’m not excluding nobody,” he says. “All the niggas that parade around with the bandanas and all that, that shit is corny, period. That shit is not a good look. We been through 400 years of slavery and you gonna do some dumb shit like this? You got an opportunity to give somebody some game like, ‘look I did this, don’t do it.’ Like [on] my song, ‘South Central Blues,’ I tell them, ‘don’t copy me, be better than me,’ I ain’t heard no rapper say that in years.”

Slim the Mobster’s mixtape, War Music, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, is currently available for free download online. —Jesse Gissen @JesseXXL

  • Euflowric

    respect.

  • yes

    (cough cough) the game (cough cough)

  • djdego

    lil wayne

  • Jack Tripper

    Dude’s speaking some real shit. Hopefully he’ll be around for longer than a hot second. Have any of you heard his music?

  • SonHouse

    How stupid is gang bangin? Real gangsters move in silence. Do you think Luck Luciano would have made a song about how gangster he was?

  • http://xxl Casey Sparxx

    Corny?This coming from a guy called Slim the Mobster?

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  • jytd

    this nigga taking shots at Game?

  • jrash87

    propaganda, we dont care what you stand for, everyone knows your not a gangsta. rappers just make real music, with slick punch lines and retrospective lyrics.

  • John

    Slim the Mobster a real dude shit his uncle is the real rick ross do your history haters

    fuck a fake fat boy

  • bazz

    “actions speaks louder then words”

  • JESUS

    PLEASE tell them SLIM ! ! ! TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH !

  • Lol

    Dude is whack. I don’t see what Dre sees in this punk. The Doc should let him pass and concentrate on more gifted emcees like Earl Hayes and Kendrick Lamar.

    Also, isn’t dude best friends with Snoop? SMH. I hope Glasses Malone, Game, Jay Rock, Young Jeezy etc. gets offended and puts his “career” six ft under.

  • $uCio RoJo

    I’M 24 AND I’M FROM MEMPHIS OR DIE TN,AND WHAT HE SAYING IS REAL DEAL I GOT MADLOVE FOR YOU BIG HOMIE STAY UP……SUCIO ROJO

  • sock

    looks like he’s talking about: game, snoop, daz, kurupt, mack 10, w.c., and every other rapper that has done it!

  • DAREN

    MUCH RESPECT FOR HIS INTERVIEW… I AM A BRONX G…AND I TOTALLY AGREE..TO MANY CLOWNS LIKE GAME, LIL WAYNE, JIM JONES…FAKE ASS PUNK ASS CLOWN ASS RAPPERS…BIG UP TO SLIM, THE BAY AREA AND SAN DIEGO….

  • DDD

    SNOOP IS A CLOWN, DAZ AND KURUPT ARE BROKE, AND GLASSES IS TERRIBLE….I HOPE SLIM REALLY BLOWS UP…..GAME IS A GAME ASS FAKE ASS BLOOD

  • slamball

    Dude is calling everyone else fake while prancing around in a fur coat and calling himself a “mobster”? Gimme a break.

  • John Doe

    Don’t get it twisted, Slim is about the business. Seen it first hand. His song “Gun Play”, is some true spit. As anybody who know him, and they will tell you he was about that Gunplay…..

  • SmoothYO

    atomatically assuming Game? Nipsey throws out 60s all the time.

    Slim… why your top lip dont move?