Sugar Tongue Slim
These days, trying to find skilled rappers is like finding a needle in a haystack. And that haystack is made of shit. It is a pile so big and voluminous, that most of the time, I can’t even be bothered to wade through it. A few weeks ago I was invited out to a show at The Blockley.
On the strength of the person inviting me, I went. I wasn’t familiar with most of those on the bill and was prepared for my usual rap show experience with dudes I don’t know, which is 5 minutes after being there, regretting my decision to go and hating the rap game. This show was different.
I won’t say it was the best show ever, but it was far from the worst. The standout for sure was the headliner, Sugar Tongue Slim.
I’m not going to do a show review, but thought he was good enough to look into more. When I looked into him more, listened to his latest mixtape, Gold Rush III, thought that not only should he be in the next issue of JUMP, but that he deserved to be.
I can’t really go in right now or here since I am doing a piece on him for JUMP, but STS is lyrically talented and knows how to flow.
The standout track to me off his new mixtape is Ray Lewis. If you are a fan of hip-hop, listen to the lyrics. He is nice.
So I’m not sure how much room in the magazine I will have for the piece, but I will almost certainly do two versions of the piece, a shorter one for print and a longer one for online. I will either post the longer version here, or post a link to it.