Major Players: Rappers Who Went from Indies to Majors

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  • Kid Ink
  • E-40
  • Master P
  • Gucci Mane
  • Slim Thug
  • Mac Miller
  • Wiz Khalifa, Rostrum Records
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Little Brother
  • Murs
  • Talib Kweli
  • Too Short, Too $hort
  • Brother Ali

Slim Thug (Swishahouse to Interscope)

After beginning his career with his hometown Houston-based label Swishahouse, Slim Thug made the switch to Star Trak/Geffen/Interscope for his debut, Already Platinum. The album included production from The Neptunes and singles like "3 Kings" and "Like a Boss." Following the album, he made the switch to E1. 

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