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Sugar Tongue Slim

Sugar Tongue Slim Photo by: Rich McKie / WXPN
Started as a Poet First, Philly Rapper Sugar Tongue Slim

Sense of Place: Philly is a perfect time to feature the work of the Philadelphia rapper Sugar Tongue Slim or S T S. He has just released S T S X RJD2 a collaboration with the Philadelphia based DJ RJD2 which is some of his most exciting music yet. Originally from Atlanta Slim arrived in Philadelphia to go to school and infiltrate the hip-hop underground. But not in the way you might imagine. He was more likely to be at poetry slams than rap gigs. As you will hear he has different flow to his rhymes. He considers himself a poet first and often writes his verse separately. We will hear old and new material in our set. Also check out our video of Slim and crew in action.

Session Setlist

Recent Release: STS x RJD2
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Label: RJ's Electrical Connections