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10 Rappers to Watch in 2012


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#8. Slim the Mobster
Slim the Mobster
© Travis Shinn

Twitter: @SlimtheMobster

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Claim to Fame:

  • Inked to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment
  • Cosigns from Eminem and 50 Cent
License to Ill:

Slim the Mobster = An MC whose approach to rap is, essentially—in form and attitude—about life in the streets of South Central L.A. Slim the Mobster = D.O.C.'s attitude mixed with a Biggie's ease, filtered through 50 Cent's texture. Slim the Mobster = The Left coast's new rap ambassador. Slim the Mobster = Rocket going North.

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