Peace. Y’all know I like to start with that. Feelin kinda ‘meh’ right about now, but I wanna get this word in the air, not only for y’all, but for myself. Sometimes, Slim gotta tell it to his damb self.
You ain’t always gonna get the props you deserve. You ain’t always gonna be looked at as special or a hero or nothing. Sometimes, you just doin your job, man.
That cat behind me that kinda looks like me is my Dad. Wordlife, Big Russ or just ‘Russell’. You would think someone was painting Slim right there, but that’s Pops. Crazy. My Auntie Karen sent me that and blew my mind.
That dude was a fireman and paramedic in Gary, Indiana…so, you know he as busy. That dude saved lives. That dude would run into a burning building to save your kids, man. That dude could get the ambulance to your house faster than a mug, get in your house, and start performing life saving procedures on your loved ones so they could continue being here for you to love on.
I asked him about it and he always told me he was just doing his job. It was what he was supposed to do. It was what he trained for and became good at, a job, but he was saving lives. I wish I had half his courage, man.
There’s a lotta y’all that save lives every day in your work in all kinds of jobs, whether you know it or not. I aint talking about just the people like my Dad who run into the burning buildings; talkin bout teachers, doctors, waitresses, lawyers, singers and songwriters, whatever, man. People every day that just put some kinda ‘better’ into the world save lives every day.
I know you’re just doing your job, but you deserve your props. Slim gotta give em to ya. Y’all shout me out all the time, let Slim holler at y’all.
Thank you all for saving my life and the life of others every day. People really do make the world go ‘round. Keep up the great work.
Another funky #NaptownSlim production, off the bean, from the heart. #ATFU is the vibe and the crew.
Peace, y’all. Been a minute since #NaptownSlim hit you with a good word and one just came to me, so I thought I would share. Someone might need to hear this, thus, Slim gon tell it.
Someone is gonna love you for the ‘you’ that you are when you meet them….and when they do, man, you gonna feel GOOOOOOOOOD. If you already got that in your life, you doing something right and don’t take it for granted. If you ain’t got that in your life, but you’re happy with the ‘you’ that you are, don’t change JACK. It’s coming to you.
That’s kinda how this ‘love’ thing works when it’s real.
Don’t go out here and change who you are or lose yourself for the sake of ‘love’ because the object of your desire will be desiring something that ain’t really ‘you’.
Be ‘you’, shine on, and throw the love you have for yourself and others into the world. Show it and it will be shown back.
Slim gon tell it. Another funky #NaptownSlim production. #ATFU is the vibe and the crew. Peace.
Peace, y’all. #NaptownSlim here again, layin in the cut, scoping it all out. The ‘Kid was up dumb early working to make your radio rock. Slim is tired for real, but a very good ‘tired’.
I hustled hard for mine, learned some new stuff and the show stayed rolling. I chilled behind the scenes and made it tick. I’m a gear in the machine and the people need what they NEED. Slim is glad to be a trusted part of something bigger than himself cuz that’s how I wanna walk thru the world, man. It’s what #ATFU is and is for. It’s real life, anyway you look at it.
Yo, straight up, I’m sleepy, man. Adjusting this fonkay sleep pattern is a trip, but Slim can and WILL be there to get the job done, for the people that depend on me and the people that need what they NEED.
…love your work, it really does reflect you. Hustle hard, apply your talents, and love that craft.
Be great. This is the word of #NaptownSlim. #ATFU is WORKIN. Peace.
Your man, #NaptownSlim here again.
Listen, we have enough differences and things that keep us apart in this life. I can say this is a cause that we can all support.
My people, I don’t care what higher power you pray to, what color, creed, or race you claim, who you voted for, how you feel about the price of Twizzlers and eggs or none of that; I’mma just speak to you on a human level, on a plane where we can all relate, as simple beings that want good for ourselves and the next person…
AIN’T NO DAMB WAY ANYBODY’S DAMB PANTS NEED TO BE LOW ENOUGH TO BE SHOWIN ANY PARTS OF THEIR BUTT-CRACK. THIS AIN’T CUTE. THIS AIN’T A GAME. Y’ALL TAKE THIS STUFF TOO DAMB FAR, MAN. I THOUGHT THE WHOLE POINT OF PANTS WAS TO KEEP YOUR ASHY HINDPARTS COVERED AND OUT OF PLAIN SIGHT? WHAT IS REALLY GOIN ON IN THESE COLD NAPTOWN STREETS? SLIM MAY NEED AN ANSWER, CUZ HE REALLY AIN’T GOT ONE HERE, MY PEOPLE.
We gonna keep pushing for the right thangs. Y’all gotta stop walking these streets with ya ass hanging out ya pants. Get some dignity, man. Think about the rest of us too; nobody is really tryna see all that. Damb.
Slim had to say sumn. I had to.
This has been another funky, cold-blooded production of the eternally-tryna-chill Naptown Slim. It’s for the children. #ATFU is for the children.
#TPATH, #THETINKERER, #BLACKHOLERAP, #SOUNDSOFSOUL, #LAZARUS, #THEISOLATOR, #BASEDRUSTY, #APOLLOSCHAEFFER #NAPTOWNSLIM, #WILLIEJONES.
We put in work and there’s more to do, #ATFU…STOMPIN.
#NaptownSlim got a word about what I believe it takes to be a good parent. Build on this if you want. It ain’t for me, I ain’t got no kids, but it DOES take a village…right?
Let it get real and if your face gets hot, let it burn. Slim gon tell it.
A person who is completely selfish by nature simply cannot be a good parent. Parenting is a complete act of love and sacrifice and those sacrifices never stop. Ever. If you ain’t willing to give a lotta stuff up and refocus on that child, don’t have it.
I’m thinking of people too selfish to be entrusted with the TRUE welfare of a child, which has more to do with the person you raise that child to be on their own than anything you could give them for their birthday or any other occasion.
You could have all the money in the world and be set for life and that has so little to do with where the happiness comes from for a child. If all you’re concerned about for your child is to make sure they’re outdressing the other kids in school or that your child will have the ‘best’ of everything you can buy, you’re approaching it wrong…and that dictates to me that you don’t wanna be a ‘parent’ as much as you are ready to appear as if you are.
I know plenty of kids that grew up in financially stable households that are some of the most unstable people in the world. Those are the traits and values that they will likely pass on to their kids…selfishness and a lack of values based on anything that can’t be purchased.
By the same token, if you AIN’T got it like that, that doesn’t stop you from being an excellent parent. Some people are so very selfish and self-involved that all they see needing to be a parent is the reproductive organs to make it happen and cash.
News flash; the traits, values, and character you pass down to your child will have a longer lasting effect on them than whatever material possessions and cash the will inherit from you. Try developing those things more instead if developing your portfolio and a lust for all things ‘rich’.
My original point is that if you ain’t willing to give up a LOTTA your time, experiences, knowledge and realistically yourSELF to make your child’s life better, you ain’t FINNA be a good parent. I stand by that.
So sayeth #NaptownSlim, for the children. #ATFU. (Taken with Instagram)
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Slim got his own blend…Slim drinks gogobean EVERY DAY, yo, so you know it’s gotta be good.
Slim wants everyone who works for it to get what they deserve.
Slim like to start the day with a cool attitude and a bit of the bean.
This gon do it right cheah. Let #NaptownSlim get busy with the roast. #ATFU, caffeinated and movin. (Taken with Instagram)
Peace and blessings from the beautiful Circle City. #NaptownSlim has a word for you. Maybe it applies to you, maybe it doesn’t, but I honestly think everyone needs to hear what I’m about to say.
Thus, Slim gon tell it.
I’ve always marched to the beat of my own remix. I can’t say that I’m a moral guardian or nothing, but I can say without hesitation that I ain’t no follower, sellout, or sucker…and I gotta code that keeps me from ever feeling like I am.
I’ve spoken to you about having a ‘code’ before…and I’m gonna add on to that.
If you are trying to blaze your own trail, make your own way, be an individual…and I’d bet most of you are…you’re gonna hafta establish rules and a code that works for YOURSELF. I ain’t talkin bout a code that you impose upon others and act as if they HAFTA fall in line; I mean one of your OWN.
There are far too many people in this world too happy to take from others. Too many that have no code, no ethics, and believe that getting ahead “by any means necessary” is the meaning of life. They ain’t even livin. They’ll follow anybody anywhere to get the ‘everything’ they want. Simpletons and seat-fillers all.
Y’all ain’t gettin ahead, you MIGHT be gettin over…but everyone with substance in your life knows that your lack of substance indicates a lack of a code. Most people who have established their ethics carry them into every part of their life, just the same as those who DON’T have any.
Folks, Slim is just telling you what he knows from living this life. Y’all don’t know my ‘code’ verbatim, but my walk and talk through life shows it. I fake no jacks.
I guess I’m just rappin to y’all to let you know that when you are out you’re gonna hafta have something you hold on to in your heart that keeps you going, and sometimes you might not get it from the outside world. You may hafta go into yourself to find some sort of peace…and without some understanding of yourself, your code, your ethics, and what you wanna leave this world with to remember you by…well, that can be difficult.
Know thy self. Be great.
#ATFU, as well. (Taken with Instagram)
I am The Thin Beige Duke. That is my friend and conspirator, @peakay76. We are in the truck, headed to WFYI, 90.1 NPR to talk to the people for an hour. I will be joining @lindsaymanfredi and @317lindquist for a lovely afternoon of conversation. You’re welcome to listen, in fact, it would be appreciated. P.S. - I am #TheTinkerer, the bandages are off and you gon see ME. We make MEN, we make MACHINES. #ATFU #TheTinkerer #LOWER #NaptownSlim #ITagsMines #DigitalGraffiti #Shruglife (Taken with Instagram)
“Yup! I’m talking to you!” #NAPTOWNSLIM RULES THE AIRWAVES. Follow @1067WTLC! (Taken with Instagram)
#NaptownSlim on ‘Bad times’; Peace, y’all. Naptown Slim goin through some real thaaaangs today, but it’s provided an opportunity to drop a word on you. I get a jewel outta everything. You’re gonna have bad times, man. It’s the people that see you go through em and help you that you need. The ones who put you smack in the middle of those times only deserve silence and distance from you. Do that for yourself. Slim gon tell it. Get up, stay up, stay real. #ATFU (Taken with Instagram)
#NaptownSlim on ‘Perspective’. “a buncha morally corrupt alcoholics running around screwing each other and screwing each other over.” That could describe either one of these shows, but one gets all your scorn and the other gets all the Emmys. Cold blooded. Cats out here tryna be ‘Don Draper’ when his whole life is a lie and no different from ‘The Situation’s. I guess it’s all in how you frame the picture.” Another cold blooded #NaptownSlim production. #ATFU (Taken with instagram)
“If you have unfinished business with me, I’ll make sure to finish it for you. Seeing as how you left your business in a shambles, I’m down to pick up the pieces and rebuild as I see fit. I’m in the business of putting haters, quitters, and naysayers in their place and business is GREAT. If you left bizness with me unfinished, keep listening and thanks for the inspiration.” Naptown Slim WILL be giving you the bizness. Believe that. So sayeth #NaptownSlim #ATFU (Taken with instagram)
#NaptownSlim again with a good word about ‘understanding’. This right cheah? That’s my mans, Chazzie, I’m dapping up. He’s been my dude since we were young bucks. He gonna BE my dude. We stay in touch and every time we see each other, the first thing we do is dap up. This is how it’s supposed to be, y’all. Start out everything with some *daps*, mentally, emotionally, and physically, if possible. Daps give you a point of contact and show you’re down to understand each other or you’ve been understood. Slim done thangs for people on the strength of some daps and understanding of what was needed of me. Dap your people up, man. Daps show respect and understanding, y’all. Go on, touch your people. Another funky, cold blooded, #NaptownSlim production. It’s #ATFU, understand? (Taken with instagram)
Picking the final colors and shirts for the first run of the legendary #NaptownSlim t-shirts at @prngraphics. Get some fresh on ya. Coming soon. #ATFU (Taken with instagram)