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Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Cost Of Being A Local Celebrity by Kingpin Slim (FTDMVO EXCLUSIVE)

The other day I got a call from my homie Scrap that really got me to thinking. He started a group Wildlife which was my first taste of success in this game as he asked me to join in like '01. We sold 10,000 records independently (back when people bought records) and at the time that was major in DC. Anyway, eventually the same pitfalls that befall other hood affiliated rappers in DC befell us as one of the members on the group, Sleepy Eye Bandit aka Tee was killed uptown. Scrap whole point was basically that you can't shine here and be accesible. He was saying that I was doing too much and I needed to take my show on the road if I wanna make it. When I got shot I had on two chains, a chunky watch, a pinky ring, a pink sweater with my cds in hand hopping out a candy painted car with rims on it! It got me to thinking, about Fat Rodney, Jo Jo from Chocolate City, Stu from Young Farmers and all the other niggas who had the talent but fell victim to their environment before being able to share it with the world. Why do you think nobody has made it from here? This city is the most jealous city ever! Do you know how hard people hate on Wale, who without a doubt is the biggest rapper EVER from here? So hard that I have personally stopped people from physically attacking him twice! For no reason! Real talk, which brings me to another point. The past couple years we've seen Wale as well as Tabi Bonney experience a great amount of success, so much that we could call that unprecedented. What do they both have in common? Aside from being forward thinking, they are both relatively safe from the hood poliitics as their music, background and overall style isn't necessisarily street, with all due respect. Which is a good thing for them (and the DMV as a whole) as they are hated on dearly but far removed from the places where the hate hits the hardest, the hood. You seem them niggas then they be gone off to make moves, a moving target is the hardest to hit. I hope Wale sells a shitload of records so this crab ass city can get used to dealing with success. Meanwhile I'm getting the fuck outta here! Going where I can shine and people won't try to kill me for it! Where I can have the style I got, the flow and overall aura and be compensated as such! And when I come back I'll be visiting LOL. I'm done with this local celebrity shit nobody ever, and I mean EVER made it outta that alive. I'm always betting on me in any situation but I got a responsibility to myself, my family, my hood, my side of town, my region and my legacy to be an example of truth and success at all costs and the price of local celebrity is life which would deny me of my destiny. To all reading this post, support local music and stop the hating, Five Dollar High Two coming soon, Kingpin Slim going even sooner LOL, PEACE!!!

28 comments:

Monkeyznabarrel.com said...

Understand you completely kingpin Slim! Sometimes you got to away from the BS in order for to have success!

Anonymous said...

i feel you slim. this city is fucked up.

MAJOR said...

SHIT IS TOUGH!

G-Two said...

It's live by die by. That's how it's been and how it will always be. This shit is a jungle for real. These niggas will run your background check at the drop of a hat, so if you talkin' that shit they gon' test you. It's fortunate that we didn't lose another talented nigga to the streets, although the DMV scene may have taken the loss overall.

Anonymous said...

no disrespect but son aint no celeberty. he was probably just a hot and flashy nigga that got too much attention.

Anonymous said...

clear example of a nigga still hating "little ray e". Shut the hell up.....your ass ain't getting no publication....
niggas in our area need to chill and let these niggas open up the passage way for yungins to blow up. I really don't blame my nigga slim for dippin cuz this city be on its best bullshit at times. All artist in the city continue to grind but when you see your self rising to a higher altitude remember to be safe and if you have to get out of the area and expand and come back. This city will be here forever and no matter what they will be forced to love you...


this is word from the rock star....

oh shout out to the yungins g-two's remarks...real shit for dumb niggas that don't realize

Cayan said...

Yea, shout out to g*two's comment. Tru ass shit. I think even a small amount of success comes with jealousy because niggas feel threatened. And it can be a green eyed city sometmes. But at the end of the day, all the hate and crab-in-a-barrel mentality will turn into the fuel that helps you get to your destination. Bong.

Anonymous said...

yall some stupid ass niggas man! It sounds like Slim got his self in some serious street shit. Niggas probably aint trying to get at him of no "jealousy music" shit because he aint done nothing musically for niggas to be jealous of.

Wale-yes, tabi-yes, rahem-yes, kingpin-no.

this shit seems more street related than music related.

No hate because i like what i heard from slim but this is on some other shit.

Anonymous said...

This cycle is everywhere, don't run from ur home...

DMV, stop trying to be things that we're not. We don't have to stunt, we carry those that do b'cuz material things should not supply u the status that u destined to have. DC is the pure American city. Go to Atlanta...they hate on each other, LA...hate on each other, NY..Hate on Everybody!.. so its not DC Hate, its about wise decisions. Cuz it's hate everywhere.. Dont take up for Wale... he's done things to people in the DC to where he should be thankful not to be a victim of violence. Kingpin Slim u r a DMV Celebrity... we support u!

Anonymous said...

Its hate everywhere! U can't run from it so goodluck dude

Anonymous said...

1st of all let me say real niggas don't hold assumptions about anotha man and his problems. 2nd from my understanding the nigga was a flashy nigga (heard from the horses mouth or statments whatever)
Any city or hood state whatever any nigga can get it for being flashy in town nigga or outta town nigga....I feel the nigga on bein tired of all the hate and wanted to get away. A vacation is well needed after what happened to slim. But leavin aint gon make dat nigga any safer. To make a long story short if u gon be out here bein a local flashy celebrity nigga...U betta take some of that shine and feed the goons or hold sumthin to protect what u earn. Cuz when niggas don't eat niggas get hungry. But niggas kno all of this. I hope all is well with homey and I wish him much success. Always kno the hate comes before the love...survive the storm and the sun will shine LOL


P.I.R. Bay Bayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Anonymous said...

man i been saying the thing for about two years now..nobody will make it here and stay hee and live to tell about it unless they really hands on in these streets and if thats the case everybody has there moment..if its a bullet or them pigs every dog has there day!..but yea i stay moving around the globe and im bout to l the wind blow me once more..this city wont ever embrace success if success dont ever embrace and share it with them.its a dog eat dog world and we all want our bone.

Anonymous said...

@ stan da man you are correct I went down atl thinking shit was gonna be sweet and they hated on me just like i was still here. hate is everywhere and another thing the street and music dont mix.

3STARS2BARS said...

WOW.....

Anonymous said...

yep haters everywhere

iCan said...

like slim said: 'keep pushin'

im behind you homie.

Anonymous said...

leave its the same everywhere

Anonymous said...

it aint neva good ta run from ur problems.. but if u dont feel safe then do wat u gotta do. also if ur rappin abt street shit then expect niggas ta check u on sum street shit. if u aint built for it then move ta the suburbs or watch wat u say in ur rhymes. musicians aint the only ppl that take this music shit seriously. if u talkn bout clappin niggas and all this mob shit then u betta roll mob deep cuz theres alot of niggas that love ta g-check dudes that they dont feel is real. and ta agree wit little raye, kingpin slim is not a local celebrity. jus because hes on onlyforthedmv blog doesnt mean hes popular here.. cuz honestly hes not. tabi bonney is a local celebrity, the clipse are local celebritys, d12 are local celebritys, styles p is a local celebrity. it takes way more than wat he has done ta be considered a local celebrity. and thats real. i wish him all the success in the world but lets not fool ourselves in 2009 people.

Anonymous said...

On some real talk...the last thing you want to be is the new nigga in somebody else's hood. I don't know how much money Slim got but if he aint moving to nowhere safe, he's better off being at home with your fam. And honestly, I never heard about slim until he got shot. "More money= More problems", so if you desire to be flash, look forward to be tested. And you definitely won't survive in someone else's hood tryna be flashy...Thats life

Anonymous said...

Changing yourself geographically(did I spell that right?) never solves anything cause you still are bringing YOURSELF with you wherever you go to...

On another note........ im in the hood, I live in the hood, my studio is in the hood, The Hill headquarters is in the hood, and all my girls are Hood Rats...so when I'm not in my Hood im in they hood!

If you dont wanna get shot and robbed...dont dress flashy.

If you like dressing flashy...keep a strap and be prepared to get robbed.

Aint got nuthin to do with local celebrity cause when it comes down to it....except for Wale and Tabi....NOBODY OUTSIDE OF YOUR FANBASE AND THE MUSIC SCENE KNOWS YOU!(I'm not sayin this to you Kingpin, I mean everybody, including myself)

Your bitches may know you
Your homies may know you
The Gogo crowd may know you

The stick-up boy does not know you

and if he does...it wasnt music related

All I'm sayin is...you can hit anywhere...maybe your flashy and someone is hungry.

I got hit up in BMORE once doing shit i shouldnt do in someones Hood I didnt have a pass in.

Lesson learned.

Thats all

it aint a music or DC thing

if you wanna portray an image...live it, love it and defend it

-Folkz

P.S. I hope you get Slim. That shit was really unfortunate

Anonymous said...

AMEN @ authenticcore. All ive seen here is the same shit thats everywhere else. And a lot of people who receive all this "hate" give it out just as much. Just sayin!

Anonymous said...

like slim said support local music & stop the hate!

Anonymous said...

When DC rappers get killed for the most part its straight street sh*t. A ni**a who got shot that happens to rap. My man Jose uptown got killed recently in SE. I dont know but I doubt it happened because he rapped. To be honest the DC producers, studios, and promoters be the ones that catch the most music beef/hate. Dudes be wanting to get at them for not puttting them on, or you might have promised someone a beat and then gave it to someone else. Dudes be ready to hurt dudes for that. For the most part the hood (non-rappers) love DC rappers. Everybody know that if you stuntin, and sleeping something is bound to happen. That aint got nothing to do with music.

Anonymous said...

MAN SHIT DON’T STOP PEOPLE DO….TO QUOTE MY OY TWIN GLOCKS. AND THE FUCKING WORLD IS A GHETTO….GETO BOYZ….ANYWAY NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO NIGG@Z ARE GOING TO “HATE” OR WHATEVER THE FUCK ELSE YOU WANNA CALL IT. AS FOR NIGG@Z GETTING HIT FOR BEING RAPPERS I DUNNO…OUTSIDE OF OTHER RAPPERS IN THE CITY AND YOUR HOMMIES…..REGULAR MUTHA FUCKA’S DON’T EVEN KNOW PEOPLE IN DC FUCKING RAP(OUTSIDE OF WALE’ AND TABI) (SADLY LOL). CHANGE WILL NOT COME TO YOU UNTIL YOU CHANGE WHAT IS INSIDE YOU THAT IS CREATING ALL YOUR PROBLEMS. “SLIM” I HOPE YOU MAKE IT WHERE EVER THE FUK YOU GO…….KEEP YOUR GLOCK W COCKED AND LOADED CAUSE HATING AS DC NIGG@Z ARE EVERYWHERE LIKE ROACHES….I’M FUKING ENJOYING THIS FORDCBLOGSHYT LOL

Chaotic said...

Before being a rapper..my dude is a father and family member..aint no bars and beats worth your life..so I say do what you gotta do to get that paper but leave the streets at an arms reach because the day after you depart this earth is the day your name becomes a thing of the past..You got my support Slim and get better homie! My prayers are with you!

Anonymous said...

get the fuck outta town nigga

DJ Torkaveli said...

Kingpin Slim is a talented dude, but a n*gga in the hood that like what you got don't care about all that.

F the flossin
F the fame

Tork stays his black behind in the suburbs with white people, and I'm proud of that Pahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

ppl yall forget the main point dc niggas dont want no fake ass person that aint from dc reppin them so if u aint go 2 hs here hang in the streets or atleast put sumbody on from here u cant rep the city. niggas is geeting g checked on sum street shit for not keepin it 100 by either lying about where they from or fakeing like they street when they obviously are not. pg county and moco along with va ppl are not from dc and never wiil be able to move like us stop livin off our style cuz we aint even eating out here off of rap so if u wanna fake rep us and then u get on b prepared to have niggas cumin at u cuz dats jus da wasy it is

true shit