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Star DAT J-Slim / Bio

Jason Mimms (born September 22, 1987) better known by his stage name "J-Slim" was born in New Orleans, La. J-Slim grew up in Zion City Uptown In the 3rd ward. His father is the late great jazz legend Earl Turbinton. Earl played saxophone and worked with many artist including: B.B. King, Miles Davis, Cassandra Wilson. His uncle is the late great Wilson "Willie Tee" Turbinton who's music has been sampled by: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lil Wayne, as well as the Ghetto Boys. Music and talent is obviously in J-Slim's blood. J-Slim took a liking to music in general at a early age; he grew up listening to jazz and rap. J-Slim learned to play the trumpet at the of age 8 and started rapping at 9 years old. Slim didn't become serious about rapping until he started recording in a real studio when he was 13. Slim moved to Atlanta when he was 10 but would often come back to New Orleans to visit. Slim stayed downtown in Pontchartrain Park with his grand parents when he came in town; which is where he met life long friends 9th Ward Gucci & Jo_Tracks. Gucci & Jo gave Slim his first opportunity to record on real studio equipment. Soon after Slim went back to stay in Atlanta where he hooked up with a local record label "Savoir fair Ent." located in the Edgewood Zone 6 area of ATL. While being on the label Slim learned a lot about the music business, producing, and got a chance to really develop his rap skills. Slim would frequently work out of Atlanta's top studios Patchwerk & 11th street studios. He worked with a lot of artist in ATL including Lil Scrappy, Ying Yang Twins, Jazze Pha, Yung Wun, Ducttape Ent. Rico Love, and more. He teamed up with producer Jason "Pit" Pittman in 2005. Pit produced a hit song "Party Like A Rockstar" which sold over 5 million ringtones and won "Track Of The Year" at the B.E.T. awards in 2007. The two developed a good chemistry and went on to record many songs together, two of which became quite popular in Atlanta "Get Money" & "Im Bout That". J-Slim moved back to New Orleans in December of 2008. By being in ATL for so long and Hurricane Katrina displacing most of the people he knew in the city; J-Slim was basically unknown to most New Orleans residents. He continued to work on his music in efforts to establshed himself on the local music seen. J-Slim hooked up with Hot Bizzle, Dj Red Joe, & Crowd Mova Crystal and featured them on a song he wrote called "My Juvie Not A Juvie No More" which turned out to be a hit. The song gained over a quarter of a million views on youtube and became a trending topic on twitter; amazing considering they were not getting any radio play or nor did they have any major co-sign or budget. The success of the song convinced J-Slim they had a chemistry and that they should keep working together. J-Slim knew what they needed next was a brand to attach the popularity of the song to so he started think of a name for the company. The Pop Stars, which were a local gang of friends from the neighborhood had a saying "Star DAT" which means whatever you want it to mean depending on how you use it. By the phrase being so popular in the neighborhood and among there friends J-Slim decided that "Star DAT" should be the name of there entertainment company. J-Slim shared this idea with Bizzle; which they both agreed on. Star DAT Entertainment officially became the label; new year of 2011. J-Slim, Hot Bizzle, as well as the other artist on the label went on to flood youtube with countless music and videos which increased there buzz not only locally but nationwide via the internet. J-Slim wears many hats in the company. Owning his own studio and film equiptment; J-Slim writes, produces, records, mixes, duplicates and sells all of his own music as well as the other artist on the label. J-Slim also directs, films, & edits all of Star DAT videos. His hard work and dedication has brought him a long way and his future looks even brighter considering this is only the beginning.

General Info

Band Members
SOLO ARTIST
Artist Name
Star DAT J-Slim
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/stardatjslim
Active Since
06/01
Genres
Rap / STARDAT MUSIC / STAR DAT

Contact Info

Location
New Orleans, LA
Manager
Jason Mimms

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