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Thursday, April 24, 2008


I was working with some artist in the studio and they asked me what Kingpin Slim was up to and I said let me hit this dude and see how he doing...............So I'm not going to be selfish!

JU: What hell been going on homie?

KPS: Been working on my four part malbum (mixtape/album) called The Five Dollar High, throwing parties every Tuesday at Lotus on 14th and K St NW called Ciroc Tuesday's, working out and putting my business structure in place!

JU: Been jive laying low, what u working on? Who u working with on your project? Artist, Producers etc...

KPS: The Five Dollar High has production from Rich Harrison, LionellDavis, Best Kept Secret, The Narcotics, Judah , Bu Bu, 8TrixProductions and more and it will feature Raheem Devaughn, Wale, Tabi Bonney, Oy Boyz, Tommy Smalls, DiBiase, Stimuli, Gina Rose and others. Its being hosted by P Cutta and DJ DNA.

JU: HipHopGame showing u love on the record u did wit Wale. How has that been?

KPS: Well the record is called I Am Hip Hop produced by Charli Brown andthe story on it is Wale asked me one day to send him some material that he can post for me on hhg, he did it (good lookin') and we been getting some calls from some big dogs as a result, so the exposure was good for me definetely. 

JU: How u feeling about the artist in the DMV and How u feeling bout the DMV movement?

KPS: DMV is cool, got a lot of different kinds of artists. Not gonna say I like em all, but I respect all the ones who are actually working,creating a buzz and contributing to the movement. Respect all, fear none, me being a real competitive dude, the success of some my peers is inspiring to say the least. 

JU: Its a new DC musically compared to the old days. What's ya take on it?

KPS: Anything that isn't growing is dying, for years DC rappers did it the same way and now we have people pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box and as you can see we are being rewarded for that so I love it. We needed the change, its good for all involved, directly and indirectly. 

JU: What are you doing out here to stay "Recession Free"?

KPS: Buying houses in the down market and holding them for the upswing! Got a time share overseas, buying things that hold their value etc etc. Don't believe in spending money to be popular, I believe in spending money to be popular to make money off of being popular. 

JU: Where are some of the spots in the DMV u love to kick it at?

KPS: Right now, I'm loving them Ciroc Tuesday's down Lotus, we play Bethesda Strike on Monday's for the all night bowling, we run through Dream, slide down Flyyy when I'm feelin like being internationally accepted lol. K Street is always cool too, Lucky Strike or Bar Louie for the games pops off as well. 

JU: You trying to get signed or go independent? And why u chose the route u chose.

KPS: The game changes too fast to try and get signed, I thought I had a situation that I may or may not still have but waiting on it does me no good. So I'm trying to establish myself in the marketplace as an earner outside of the major system and we can re visit that possibility on a case by case basis.

JU: How u feel about the game right now?

KPS: Sales are down but its good for all the artists who actually MC, rappers are about to be on they head lol. Gotta bring more to the table then a jingle or they'll have ya ass on that milk carton feel me? Only the strong survive and only the elite have a chance today. This game is not for the meek, fly by nighters get a job! The consumers are smarter now and the music is too accessible. 

JU: Why isn't go go a hit nationally until someone from somewhere else does it.

KPS: Go go would be more nationally respected if the rappers of DMV were plain and simple, we haven't been able to have their back nationally cause we haven't had a presence, we'll see how that turns with the recent success of some of our hometown heroes.

JU: Any last words to the great people of the DMV and elsewhere?

KPS: DMV support the real! I'm coming with The Five Dollar High, check it out if you fuck with authenticity, www.myspace.com/kingpinslimdc for all updates and details, I'll see yall down Ciroc Tuesday's! If you come through as ask for Kingpin Slim, I'll buy you a drink, that's on everything. Stamp!

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