Another nice tune for Lagosians to hold up as their anthem. Slim T whose Die Representing Remix track got extremely popular and pretty much put him on the map, returns with a nice tune that we can all jam to… Whether you’re from Lagos or not.
Trip City Entertainment’s Slim T pays homage to his hometown, Lagos aka Las Gidi as he unveils his brand new single titled “Lagosians”. After the huge success of his two previous singles, the huge posse cut “Die Representing” and the excellent Christmas single, “Merry Christmas”, Slim T returns – on his quest to conquer 2012 – with the hugely massive TinTin-produced “Lagosians”. Giving us his own unique blend of Rap and Afro-Pop, “Lagosian” sees Slim Tin excellent fashion as he shows love, respect and appreciation to the city that birthed and raised the young Nigerian rapper.
With a wonderfully catchy chorus which describes the quintessential Lagosian as well as smart and witty rap verses that tell an increasingly compelling story of the true heart, grit, hustle and bustle of the Lagos city lifestyle over this lively and sublime musical backdrop backed by lush drum patterns and electrifying guitar solos courtesy of burgeoning producer TinTin, Slim T does more than just shine, he puts in a serious claim to be counted as one to watch in Africa’s new music landscape.
Slim T, real name Okeowo Adetayo Temilade is a 24-year old rapper/songwriter born and bred in Lagos state, Nigeria. An upcoming Nigerian artiste who grew up in a talented musical family and influenced by Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z, Eldee, Trybesmen, M.I, Linkin Park, you can describe Slim T’s style of music as fun and youthful while at the same time deep with hidden messages.
Slim T has been refining his song writing skills, image and stage presence since he was 12 years old and having taken part in several church shows and freestyle battles with his older brothers, Slim T is certainly no stranger to performing. So far in his short time on the Nigerian music scene, Slim T has had the opportunity to record and perform with the likes of Brymo, Wizkid, Eva, 5mics, Skales and Sukiyaki to mention a few thereby expanding the awareness of his brand and music to a much wider audience.
Now signed to Trip City Entertainment, Slim T has commenced work on his – as of yet untitled – debut album. The first single from which is titled “LAGOSIANS” – a song inspired by Slim T’s love and life in the most commercial city in Africa, Lagos – and on this song produced by emerging producer TinTin, Slim T plays with a unique blend of rap and afro-pop sounds to great effect.
Expect more stellar music from Slim T in the run up to the release of his well sought after debut album which will be released later in the year.