The first time I heard Pittsburgh Slim was back in 07 when his huge single Girls Kiss Girls dropped. It was amazing. Not only was the song fun and danceable but relatable as well. A radio DJ did mention that he was from Pittsburgh but I didn’t pay much heed. I was in super party mode back then. On a random visit to a Target I saw his album Tastemaker. I was so jazzed. I bought that sucker in a minute. I proceeded to turn everyone I knew into a Slim fan whether they were aware of it or not (I was fond of making mix CDs/playlists for parties and I always would shove a couple of his tracks in). You don’t even know how much I love that album.
Since then time Pittsburgh Slim has additionally went by the moniker Slimmie Hendrix. He’s put out various mixtapes/LPs, Downtown Wednesday Night, Nolita Nights and Steezington Ave. (yes, go find and download them!). His 2009 single My Bitch is Crazy is also fantastic.
Now he is back in the Burgh and has a new mixtape, Pittsburgh Slim’s Excellent Adventure. So I nerdily contacted him and wound up with this kick ass interview with the legendary Pittsburgh Slim.
When did you first start singing?
I wrote my first rap in 8th grade
Who inspires your music?
oh man. Everyone from Nirvana to Robert Johnson to Biggie to Gessaffelstein
What songs of yours are you most proud of?
The Skinny Bitches Have More Fun, Lifestyles of the Broke and Fabulous, and Hide the Liquor are my favorites
What artists will you be collaborating with on your forth coming mixtape, Pittsburgh Slim’s Excellent Adventure, that will be released this May?
DVNNY SETH, Beedie, and Ron Noodles
Do you have a life philosophy?
Yes, sex drugs and alcohol.
You’ve recently partnered with Clique Vodka, what is your favorite cocktail?
Clique and pineapple,
What are your go to guilty pleasure songs?
lol. ummmmmm I’m Too Sexy, Holiday, and Electric Avenue
Where would you love to perform?
Consol Energy Center
What artists would you love to collaborate with in the future?
A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Jack White, La Roux, Kanye West
What are your favorite bars and restaurants to hang out at in Pittsburgh?
Mad Mex, Soba, Spice Island, S Bar, Shadow Lounge, and Jack’s
What artists are you currently listening to?
Jack White, Mickey Avalon, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, and Schoolboy Q
What are some of your all time favorite albums?
Nevermind, Uptown Saturday Night, and Thriller
Are you collaborating with Chris Mintz-Plasse on something? (missemmamm’s note: That’s McLovin’, in case you’re unaware)
no, he’s just my boy haha. We like to get wasted here and there
When fans meet you do they ever kiss their girlfriends to try to impress you?
Yes, and it does
How fun is it to make music with Dirt Nasty? (missemmamm’s note: aka Simon Rex)
So much fun. He’s one of the funniest people I know. All we do is laugh.
If you could have been born in any other time period when would you choose?
Definitely the late 60’s
What were you arrested for in Atlantic City?
drunken nonsense with my girlfriend
Do you have any good revenge stories about difficult customers from when you were working as a waiter?
hahahah. the worst lady evvvvvvvvvvvver got her ravioli smooshed before it went into her to-go box. No boogers or spit or anything.
What was it like to open for 50 Cent?
It was fun. The good old days lol. Very surreal.
What celebrity are you most attracted to?
Are you kinky?
What do you think? (missemmamm’s note: I sure as hell hope/assume so, lmao)
I read on twitter that you’re a fan of the game Clue, what is your favorite weapon in the game? Do you have any other board game favorites?
Clue is GREAT! I love the movie. I’m down with the revolver and the candlestick
Do you have any future plans to tour this year?
yes definitely!! need to make money and meet my supporters face to face!!!
(His answers are in bold. This interview was conducted via email. I have not edited his answers.)
Go download his new mixtape for free right here. My favorite tracks on his new album are Lifestyles of the Broke and Fabulous, Walk of Shame, Jackpot, Sex Tape & Hide the Liquor.