Slim Fast

H-town rapper Slim Thug puts his bloated car collection on a diet.

Rule number one in the rap game: Your cars need to reflect your status. So as you get bigger, ya whips do, too. But there are exceptions to every rule, and Houston rapper Stayve “Slim Thug” Thomas is one of them. For him, downgrading actually makes sense. He already has a 2004 Rolls-Royce Phantom and 2006 Bentley GT Coupe. And given that he hasn’t been able to find a Lamborghini or Ferrari he can fit his 6’6” frame into, exotic cars aren’t really an option. Downgrading is also a good career move at this point. It’d be hard to fault Slim’s strategy of spittin’ 16s on Beyoncé’s “Check On It,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Luxurious (Remix)” and the Neptunes’ fresh-ass beats for his gold-selling debut, Already Platinum, because it broadened his audience. But some thought his music wasn’t Houston enough anymore. Well, for those who think he forgot about the staples of H-Town’s high life, he just copped a 2007 Cadillac DTS fitted with classic swangas and candy paint. And his upcoming album, Boss of All Bosses, will feature heavy production from Houston’s legendary Mr. Lee. The bankroll might have gotten bigger, but Slim’s still a man of the people.

Story Toshitaka Kondo /// Photography Michael Blackwell


  • t-shaud

    alll i have to say is thugga helped put da “H” on da map and doin it till this day.i thank he deserve da fame.as far his slabbs,down here in screwston,tx 83′ and 84′ swangas is da $#!%.We call em’ 4’s 3’s,elbows,boltas,or swangs,you juss aint slabbin’ if you aint tippin an drippin.believe me its way more to tell you but this just a comment.slim keep holdin fa da h

  • http://taetj@aol.com T-MAC(N.C)

    Yo I like SlimThug he’s hot and I cant wait for his next album.

  • http://yahoo.com Martise Anderson

    WHATS UP H-TOWN HOMESTEAD PIMP MAN I SEE YOU DOING IT BIG ON THEM OUT OF STATE HATERS MAN.THEM NIGGAS CANT PUT THE T IN LAST PLACE WE ALWAYS GONE SHINE AND MAKE THE MAP BIGGER.AND R.I.P. TO OUR G’S THAT WENT HOME BUT KNOW THAT WE ALWAYS GOT YOUNGN G’S THATS TRY TO DO IT BIG AND REP THAT HOUSTON TEXAS LIKE I AM AND RIGHT NOW IM LOOKING FOR A HOUSTON TX GROUP THAT CAN SIGHN ME ON.AND IM FROM THE SOUTHSIDE I STAYED IN HERLCHYWOOD JEST THREE DOORS FROM MY NIGGA LIL KEKE.HE DONT KNOW ME BUT HE CAME UP WITH MY UNCLE AND MY MOMMA WHEN HE WASNT DOING IT BIG.AND NOW I STAY ON THE NORTHSIDE RIGHT THERE WARE YALL SHOT THAT VIDEO AT ON 1960.AND I BE IN THE MANNER WITH MY HOMEBOY BIG KEN THE NIGGA THAT BE AT THAT CARWASH BY TEXICO GAS STATION ON THE SIDE.AND IM 16 MAN I HANG OUT WITH THEM OLDER NIGGAS AND I JEST BE THINKING TO MYSELF LIKE DANG I HOPE I RUN INTO ONE OF THESE H-TOWN RAPPERS.AND SLIM IM ASKN YOU CAN YOU HELP ME OUT PLEASE BE MY BLESSING AND SEE WHATS UP.YOU CAN INTERVIEW ME ON THE COMPUTER ARE ON THE PHONE AND I DO BE ON THE STEAD PLAYING BASEBALL AT THE PARK JEST CHILLING AND MAN!I LOVE THE HELL OUT THEM SLABS MAN 4REAL AND MY GRANDMA GAVE ME HER 1980 IMPALA AND THAT HOE WOULD LOOK GOOD SITTING ON THEM DANGEROUS SWANGAS AND ITS ALREADY BLUE BUT WE CAN PUT IT CANDY.BUT PLEASE BE MY TEXAS BLESSING AND JEST HIT ME BACK UP. YAHOO ADDRESS-tramalle_1992@yahoo.com

  • STEVEN

    THAT GOT DAMN LAC EATIN THATS THA SAME KIND I WANT

  • http://rides.com Lillian S.

    What is the phone number to Rides Magazine?

  • lillian sellers

    need your phone number. are you with king magazine also?

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM JONATHAN DAVIS

    ONE OF MY FAVORITE RAPPERS DOWN IT FOR DA H-TOWN MY HOME TOWN

  • NESIA

    MANN THUGGA IS DOIN DA DAMN THANG. HE GOT DA BENTLEY COUPE AND DATS REALLY ALL DAT MATTERS, CUZ DAT HOE IS NICE. MAN HE HOLDIN FOR HTOWN GOTTA GIVE IT TO DAT NIGGA.

  • lashonda wilson

    slim Thug you got some bad ass slab