News: Dr. Dre's Protege Co-Signs Rap Game Escape, "He Gave Us Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Game"
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 4:00PM
With the recent announcement that Dr. Dre plans to take an extended break from the music scene, Aftermath Records' Slim the Mobster says he is fully behind his mentor.
In Slim's perspective, the Doc has put in enough work over the past 27 years to enable him to kick back and relax.
"For the past time that I've been around, I know for a fact that [Dre] hasn't been out the studio long. Let him have a break," Slim said in an interview. "He gave us Eminem and 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Game, he gave us so many different things in his time. There are some rappers who haven't gave us nothing. So, let the man have fun now." (MTV)
Recently, Slim hit up SOHH and gave his thoughts on carrying the Aftermath legacy.
"Yeah, I mean, it feels good. We were all just in the studio the other day, me, Kendrick [Lamar] and Dre and the energy was just there," Slim told SOHH when asked about holding up the Aftermath flag. "Me and Kendrick know each other from previous situations. Where he grew up, my lived there. I know who he is, he knows who I am. We just made it into something big. This is what I work for. With me, I have to really prove my point because I've been signed so long but it feels like I've done nothing. When I say 'nothing,' I mean I haven't done anything that's been Slim-motivated. It's been in the lure of of Detox and Dr. Dre. I feel like right now, it's my time." (SOHH)
Last week, Dre said outside of Slim and Kendrick, he has no immediate music obligations.
"These are the next two artists I'm working on, Slim the Mobster and Kendrick Lamar. I think that's when I'm gonna just wrap it up for a minute because I've been working on music for 27 years now and the longest I've ever been out of the studio in 27 years has been two weeks," Dr. Dre said in an interview. "So yeah I feel like I'm gonna take a little bit of a break. I'm never gonna stop music, it's like air to me. So I'mma take a little bit of a break. Enjoy some time with the family til I get that itch to get back in." (FADER TV)
In October, Slim gave SOHH his reaction to being one of two primary Aftermath focuses for the Doc.
"I've been knew that," Slim jokingly told SOHH when informed about Dre's primary focus on him and Kendrick Lamar. "I knew that months ago. It never changed how I am or who I am. I mean, things change but I'm not trying to change too much. I don't want it to be as if [Dr. Dre's pledge] gives me my confidence. Confidence comes from what I do. Despite who I'm with, that's where my confidence comes from. [Dre's words are] like a boost, but I never had the vision in my head, 'Because Dre this, Dre that,' nah, I still got work to do." (SOHH)
Check out some recent Dr. Dre footage below: