Stayve Jerome Thomas is an American rapper who has enjoyed massive success from making hip-hop music. Although “Stayve Jerome Thomas” may not be popular among fans, the name ‘Slim Thug’ rings a bell.
Slim Thug is one of the most successful American rappers. The rapper gained massive hype and popularity, especially after his work on “Still Tippin’” by Mike Jones.
Slim Thug has appeared on other singles and records that have contributed to his popularity in the Southern hip-hop genre. Slim Thug’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. This article takes a look at his biography, career, and net worth.
|Birth Name||Stayve Jerome Thomas|
|Stage name||Slim Thug|
|Place of Birth||Houston, Texas, US|
|Date of Birth||8 September 1980|
|Age||43 years old|
|Height||6 feet and 5 inches|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Early Life and Biography
Slim Thug was born on the 8th day of September 1980, in Houston, Texas. It is believed that he lived in the Northside of Houston and pursued a music career early in life.
There is little or no information about his parents, childhood, siblings, or background as he is yet to reveal such. The little we know is that Stayve’s mother did multiple jobs to raise her family.
Slim Thug has been interested in music since he was a child. Though he hasn’t revealed his educational qualifications, he revealed he performed freestyle raps in high school on several occasions.
While rapping in high school, Slim created his own mixtapes and hoped for the day he would become a big star. His talent was first discovered by Michael Watts with Swishahouse sometime in the 1990s. It was a mixtape project and Thug appeared as a guest artist.
After working with Swishahouse, Slim Thug realized that he had made so much money from mixtape sales. This motivated and propelled him to hone his skills and develop his music career. Consequently, he parted ways with Swishahouse to set up his own record label.
Slim Thug’s musical career began in high school, where he performed freestyle raps at the age of 17. In the late 1990s, he was already rapping with Swishahouse.
Slim Thug cut ties with Swishahouse on good terms after realizing how much money he could potentially make from publishing his own work.
He established an independent music company, Boss Hogg Outlawz, with his late friend E.S.G, to publish his mixtapes and music.
Stayve Thomas desired to be a success story so he developed his talent with dedication and devotion. He made history for himself after the release of his first album ‘Already Platinum‘.
The album was released in July 2005 after a series of delays from Interscope Records and Star Trek Entertainment. In the first week of release, the album Already Platinum debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 albums list and also sold more than 130,000 copies.
Among the singles released by Slim Thug include “3 Kings” featuring T.I and Bun B, “I Ain’t Heard of That” featuring Pharrell and Bun B.
Slim also featured on Beyoncé’s “Check on It” and Gwen Stefani’s “Luxurious“, and Mike Jones and Paul Wall’s “Still Tippin’.”
Two after the release of his debut album, Slim Thug returned with a collaboration album with Lil Keke. Later, he released another album collaboration titled “The Big Unit“.
In 2004, he released Boyz N Blue. In 2005, he decided to make his first performance studio collection, having Pharrell Williams as his guide. Aside from Pharrell, other featured artists included are Jay Z, Bun B, T.I, and Jazze Pha.
In 2007, Slim began working on another music album entitled “Serve and Collect,” a duet album. In 2008, he left Star Trek Entertainment and Interscope Records and started work for his sophomore music album named “Boss of All Bosses.”
Boss of All Bosses was released in 2009, peaking at #15 on the Billboard 200 and selling over 32,000 units within the first week of release. The album wasn’t as popular as his first album but it had good songs such as “I Run.”
Yet again, Slim released another studio album titled “Tha Thug Show“. He also released some singles such as “Gangsta” featuring Z-Ro and “So High” featuring B.o.B.
On the 23rd of April, 2013, Slim Thug dropped an EP dubbed “Welcome to Texas“, which featured the likes of Ludacris, Rick Ross, Pimp C, and others.
The Thug Life album was released in March 2020. It was during this period that Slim disclosed he tested positive for COVID-19.
Slim Thug has enjoyed significant success producing hip-hop music and has worked with several artists including Jay-Z. T.I, Scarface, Chamillionaire, Bun B, Mannie Fresh, Ludacris, Rick Ross, and many others.
Slim Thug Songs
Below is a list of some popular Slim Thug songs:
- Knocking On My Door.
- Welcome 2 Houston.
- Stop Me.
- I Run the Streets.
- Ride 4s.
- Caddy Music.
- Wood Grain Wheel.
- Like a Boss.
- Side N*gga.
- KOTH Challenge.
- I Run.
- Lovin You.
- On Go.
- 3 Kings.
- We Boss Hoggin.
- My Shoes.
- I Ain’t Heard of That.
- No Love.
- Haters At.
- Top Drop.
Slim Thug Albums
Here is a list of Slim Thug albums and their year of release:
- Love. Angel. Music. Baby (2004).
- Already Platinum (2005).
- Boss of All Bosses (2009).
- Tha Thug Show (2010).
- Hogg Life, Vol. 2: Still Surviving (2015).
- Welcome 2 Houston (2017).
- King of the Nawf (2019).
- Down In Texas (2020).
- THUG LIFE (2020).
- SDS Vibes (2021).
- BIGslim (2022).
Slim Thug dated Alicia Jammer for many years and later, they got married. Together, they share a son named Derux Mason.
Height and Weight
Slim Thing stands at 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 80kg.
Slim Thug’s Net Worth
Slim Thug’s net worth is estimated to be within the region of $3 million. Obviously, his income and wealth are attributed to music, which is his primary income source.
Slim Thug has several chart-topping singles and albums. He has a gold-certified album, which sold more than 550,000 copies and made over $500,000 dollars in sales.
His ‘Boss of All Bosses’ album produced a stellar performance, having sold more than 32,000 units worldwide. Slim Thug’s net worth can be felt in his lifestyle, as he has luxurious assets, a jewelry collection, and an expensive garage.