Slim Thug Wants to Be the "Black Suze Orman"

Slim Thug Wants to Be the "Black Suze Orman"

The rapper-turned-author talks about why he's following the path of the financial guru.

Published August 8, 2012

Slim Thug has added author to his career accomplishments with the recent publishing of his e-book, How to Survive in a Recession. The rapper is dishing out advice on how to manage money in a struggling economy and has high aspirations as a new financial guru. He’s already aiming to be the "the Black man Suze Orman," taking notes from the renowned financial expert’s career.

"Our culture drives us in the wrong direction. Muthaf----as think blowing money is cool, when the s--- is dumb. I want to stop mismanaging and start stacking. I'm going to be the Black man — Suze Orman," he writes in the 47-page book. 

The financial guide is primarily geared toward rappers, providing strategies for maximizing tour profits and selling records on consignment. The Houston MC points to the success he amassed as an independent artist early in his career as a successful fiscal blueprint for today's rappers.  Slim is catering to an audience that is typically impressed by the wasteful spending portrayed in music videos and songs. If successful in his mission Slim could possibly teach a few people how to really be rich forever, while becoming hip hop's money expert. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Arielle Loren


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