After being fed up with with his label Interscope/Star Trak Records, Houston rapper, Slim Thug wants to be on his own and be his own boss.
After being fed up with with his label Interscope/Star Trak Records, Houston rapper, Slim Thug wants to be on his own and be his own boss. The 27 year-old rapper told MTV News in an interview, "If I'm supposed to be the mutha----ing boss, then I should be putting my [own] shit out."
The rapper approached the executives at the label to express his concerns and issues and then asked for a release. After too many pink slips and turnovers at the company, the rapper felt like it was a sign and that it was his time to leave and stop figuring out 'who is who' in the new bunch.
"I sat down with the general manager," Slim Thug stated. "Really, I just sat down and told them, 'Y'all over here don't understand the type of music I do, and y'all hold me back while y'all trying to get your situation together. I ain't really got that time to sit on the sideline while you do this. Let me pay y'all. Y'all gave me all this money. Listen, I'll give y'all some money off the new album.' I just can't sit on the sideline while they do their sh--. He sat down with [Interscope Chairman] Jimmy [Iovine], and we all came up with something we could all agree with. It ain't no hard feelings."
The rapper stated that he thought it was going to go farther than it did and he was an independent artist before and did all the work himself. Slim Thug felt that being with a major would mean that they would be doing all the work for him.
The rapper is expected to be released from his label by the end of the week and will be putting his next album "Boss of All Bosses" independently.
"The album is done," he said. "The paperwork is done. Then singles should follow."