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Slim Jesus Talks to Skyzoo About His Top 5 Rappers, Use of the N-Word & More

"I'm not trying to steal culture at all, I've got nothing but respect for the culture."


When Slim Jesus went from being an aspiring rapper (real name Easton Phillips) from the suburbs of Cincinnati to Slim Jesus, full-fledged internet phenom, a lot of the interest in him was driven by a simple question: Is this guy real? 

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Yes, Slim Jesus is indeed real, and we know because we invited him into our offices to not only record a song, but sit down for a conversation with one of of the most respected emcees in hip-hop, Skyzoo.

We thought that if anyone could get to the core of Slim Jesus and his place in hip-hop it'd be Skyzoo, and sure enough the two launched into a lengthy conversation about Slim's favorite rappers of all-time (Lil B, Mac Miller, Keef, Lil Wayne and Game), his thoughts on using the N-word in his raps ("it's corny"), whether or not he belongs in hip-hop culture ("I'm not trying to steal culture in any way") and much more. 

Only time will tell if Slim Jesus can establish a career that lasts beyond a fleeting moment of internet-fueled fame, but in the here and now he's a real person who is a very real topic of conversation and who hip-hop really does have to reckon with. Reckon away my people. 

[By Nathan S, the managing editor of DJBooth and a hip-hop writer. His beard is awesome. This is his Twitter.



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