In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you’re told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.
I was taught only reach for the heat if you’re bussin’
So when I lift this shirt that’s the end of discussion.
Slim Thug, “Click Clack,” Already Platinum (2005)
“Chuck” is a great show, and tonight’s episode was good, but I really wish they’d all pay heed to the Slim Thugga mantra. All that waving around guns when clearly no one has any intention of pulling the trigger gets a bit silly.
We may presume this to be overly didactic, but it’s what Slim dishes out knowledge about – Pro Tools, questionable A&R guys, rappers who sell out of their home scene – that keeps everything grounded. He’s bitching about work, and people ruining the vibe and cohesiveness of a neighborhood. Malkmus did the same thing. Think of this as Crooked Game, Crooked Game