Already Platinum

Already Platinum

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by Slim Thug
     
 

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He isn't as versatile as David Banner, as wild as Young Jeezy, as hefty as Bone Crusher, or as suave or swift -- or even as slim, for that matter -- as T.I., but no obstacles have thwarted Slim Thug's progression. The MC, a native…  See more details below

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He isn't as versatile as David Banner, as wild as Young Jeezy, as hefty as Bone Crusher, or as suave or swift -- or even as slim, for that matter -- as T.I., but no obstacles have thwarted Slim Thug's progression. The MC, a native of Houston's north side, has cruised up a long ramp to nationwide success. He's more than happy to tell you this through the title of his first official album, released by the Neptunes' Star Trak label via Geffen. Slim Thug estimates that his mixtapes and appearances on other artists' tracks add up to a million in sales. It's one way to twist the actual definition of platinum (a million sales for one release, rather than a bunch of them), but it gets the point across: he's a force. On Already Platinum, he's not saying anything you haven't heard before. His insights are rarely unique, rifling through the same lyrical motifs you're likely to hear in most other Southern rap albums. This means little since fellow Southern MCs like Lil' Flip and Mike Jones have less than a small portion of his charisma. ("Still Tippin'," Jones' big hit, was helped tremendously by Slim Thug's presence. Dial up Jones at 281-330-8004 and remind him.) Throughout the album, Slim Thug ably lugs his deep, thick, smoothened drawl through a series of infectious flows. If an animated movie ever needs a voice for a character that's something like a 12-foot brick wall capable of hovering over land, he's the man for the job. Production-wise, the Neptunes (eight tracks) and Mr. Lee (three) are the stars, overlaying most of their beat work with twistingly baleful keyboard vamps. Somewhat shockingly, the two weakest tracks were put together by Jazze Pha (Ciara's "1, 2 Step"), whose shrill interjections are of no help. Luckily they're minor, fleeting trip-ups. Already Platinum is one of 2005's best rap albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602498639603
catalogNumber:
000350502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slim Thug   Primary Artist,Rap
Jazze Pha   Rap
Pharrell Williams   Rap
Bun B   Rap
T.I.   Rap
Cool & Dre   Various
Chris Ward   Rap
Killa Kyleon   Rap
Daily   Rap
Pusha   Rap
PJ   Rap

Technical Credits

George Michael   Composer
Lee   Producer,Audio Production
General Johnson   Composer
G. Clinton   Composer
G. Cooper   Composer
Allan Felder   Composer
Norman Harris   Composer
Barney Perkins   Composer
Gregg Perry   Composer
Clarence Reid   Composer
Rob Walker   Executive Producer
Jazze Pha   Producer,Audio Production
S. Thomas   Composer
Brian Garten   Engineer
Neptunes   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
C. Harris   Composer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Willie Clarke   Composer
Jahaun Johnson   Executive Producer
Anthony Mandler   Cover Photo
Cool & Dre   Audio Production
Kyla Miller   Engineer
W.O. Collins   Composer
T. Gozney Thornton   Composer
Danielle Demmerella   Marketing Coordinator
Ashley Fox   Marketing
Killa Kyleon   Composer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Jaycen Joshua   Engineer
Mike Frost   Art Direction

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Already Platinum 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best album of the year, there wasnt a single song on the album i didnt like, i recomend gittin this best songs:like a boss, diamonds,i aint heared of that,ingrdable feelin,3kings,all of em rock!!!