Written By & Interviewed | John Cotter
Trusting your instinct as an artist comes into play not only with the music you create, but also with the decisions that you make in your career. Alamo Records’ Slimelife Shawty’s instinctual moment was passing on teaming up with Young Thug’s “Young Stoner Life Records.” But by working on his craft and trusting his vision he eventually joined Alamo Records and Interscope Records. Slimelife Shawty is from Atlanta too, mixing those Atlanta roots with the Chicago scene to give audiences an artist who knows where he’s headed, but just isn’t ready to share all of the sauce yet.
He has shown audiences his versatile mixture of rapping and singing on tracks like “Baby Boy” and “Don’t Worry (Clappers)”, paving the way both for his place within “Only The Family” and as a rapper himself. These songs have racked up millions of views on their respective music videos, which have this laid-back vibe to them that makes Slimelife Shawty’s talent feel so innate. He’s not trying to impress you with wild wordplay or detailed lyricism, he just has stories to tell and prefers to tell them off the cuff.
Like many others, he has big brothers in this industry who give him advice and make sure he has his head up, like Young Thug and Lil Durk. It’s a communal thing, checking up on one another and continuously feeding each other’s creativity and inspiration. Slimelife Shawty is headed on the October-leg of the “The Back Outside Tour” with Lil Durk and Lil Baby, getting the chance to introduce himself to new audiences and prospective fans. With a crew of already established stars behind him and the drive to be a great artist, Slimelife Shawty is just getting started.
Check out his latest project “Better Living”