SLiM PiCKENS, Kyvah Johnston, was Born in the Roxbury section of Boston. The Style is based on hip hop roots, socially conscious what is consider underground. He has had air play on several college radio stations and has featured on some local mainstream stations as well. Aside from radio he has also received recognition from the internet as an electrifying MC on the rise. SLiM has been a featured artist on sites such as Disdain.tv, Rapstation.com, LOUD.com, OURSTAGE.com, Big-Mike.net, AOL's The BoomBox to name a few.
SLiM PiCKENS has become a well respected performer around the New England area performing at venues like Harper's Ferry, The Western Front, Kay's Oasis, Mc Gann's, The Middle East, Ecko Lounge, Jerkys, Lupos HeartBreak, The Beach House, The Pyramid, SOB's and has also been blessed to participate in the So Fresh So Hip Hop festival in Brussels and France. He has shared the stage with KRS1, DJ Premier, Cam'Ron, the GZA, Wutang Clan, Tame1, Keith Murray, Jedi Mind Tricks, The Nappy Roots and more. SLiM's dedication is shown through his drive and hustle. He hit the streets and clubs daily pushing his independently released Demo album, And has released over 20+ mixtapes in the Boston and surrounding areas over the past years. Thanks to the support of Fans, barbershops, and mom and pop stores through out the New England area.
SLiM's Future Aspirations are to help in the development of Roxbury through the education of children and adults alike. A man who stands for the people and works to teach them knowledge to build themselves and the community. He has been inspired to give them tools rather than hope to succeed.