Three studio LPs and several mixtapes later, Slim Thug is still moving like a boss in the proverbial game of life.
After premiering a four-part documentary that chronicles his rise in Hip-Hop, and celebrating 10 years of his critically-acclaimed debut album, Already Platinum, Thugga joins the ranks of Jermaine Dupri and Meek Mill with “Rolls Like A Boss,” his newest mobile app venture under the Twistory umbrella.
“This game is legendary,” said Slim Thug. “I know it sounds biased because it’s my game, but it’s for a reason. You got games where people fight, where people play sports, where people do all kinds of reckless things. [But] you don’t really have a game that portrays real life.”
Much like in real life, the premise of the game is to “dodge the haters and scoop up the ladies.” Hip-Hop Wired caught up with the boss man to get the exclusive scoop on his new game and latest music, which segued nicely into the topics of Straight Outta Compton and police brutality.
Roll Like A Boss available on iTunes now.
Hip-Hop Wired: You released the Hogg Life documentary, which chronicles your rise to fame. Talk a little about that and what went behind creating it.
Slim Thug: I decided to drop an album series, because I wanted to break down my life story for the younger fans. I wanted to break down where I came from, and the ups and downs of the game. I’ve been doing this since I was 17, and today I’m independent and the boss of my own company.
Which now includes owning your own app.
Oh yea, definitely. It’s pretty exciting.
Why a mobile device game and not the traditional video game?
People are pretty addicted to their phones. Everybody is attached to their mobile devices; we’re always listening to our music, on Instagram, or using social media. So, I’m just trying to get to where everyone’s at.
What sets this app game apart from all the others?
This game is legendary. [Laughs] I know it sounds biased because it’s my game, but it’s for a reason. You got games where people fight, where people play sports, where people do all kinds of reckless things. You don’t really have a game that portrays real life. Most young males, for example, are into finding girls. They go to the club, meet women and basically try to win them over. That’s real life for a lot of players. And then at the same, much like in real life, you got haters you meet along the way. So the whole premise of the game is to dodge the haters and pick up the women — see who can scoop up the most women. The ad libs in the background are hilarious, too. [Laughs]
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