Who is Slim Jesus?
Robert Church was born on 10 April 1997, in Hamilton, Ohio, USA, and is a rapper, best known for his viral single “Drill Time” which gained a lot of attention following its release through SoundCloud, along with an accompanying music video on YouTube. He’s since attracted a lot of followers, following the release of a few more songs.
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The Riches of Slim Jesus
As of early-2020, Slim Jesus has a net worth estimated to be over $100,000, earned through success in rap.
His high profile single has gained him a lot of advertising revenue through the attention it received online, and has been offered sponsorships, endorsements, and events thanks to the success of his initial release.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Slim grew up in Hamilton, primarily raised by his single mother. He never knew his father, and at a young age became involved in street life, leading him to discover drill rap music. He gravitated towards the genre, and started rapping while also creating lyrics.
During his teenage years, he began performing and rapping locally, which gained him praise from his friends. He earned the nickname Swag Jesus but later changed it to Slim Jesus to indicate his slim physique. He listened to a lot of tracks from Lil Bibby, Chief Keef and Lil Herb, rappers who would influence his sound later on.
In 2015, he posted his first track called “Drill Time” through the music distribution website SoundCloud; the platform allows users to upload, share and promote their audio.
It is one of the largest music streaming services online, offering both free and paid memberships. A lot of artists came to fame after being discovered on the platform.
Drill Time’s Success and Criticisms
“Drill Time” proved very popular on SoundCloud, quickly gaining upwards of 10 million listens on the platform. Slim Jesus released a music video version of the song through YouTube, which also quickly gained over 40 million views.
The song featured a lot of illegal items depicting the lifestyle described in the song, though a disclaimer was created stating that all of those items in the video are merely props, to help divert away the eyes of the authorities. The song received a lot of praise, mainly due to his ability to rap, though it attracted some controversy as well.
A lot of people criticized whether or not the lyrics were appropriate, as they provided nothing of value and merely described or possibly exaggerated the lifestyle that Slim had.
It also contained a lot of violent and suggestive language which could easily influence others listening to the song. Soon, other critics were hitting on his name for involving Jesus, while others started criticizing his appearance. Some internet users discovered his similarity to the character Dewey from the television show “Malcolm in the Middle”. He turned into a meme, and others also compared him to the titular character of the Canadian series “Caillou”.
Other Music Releases
With all the attention his release was getting, it was just a matter of time before Slim was inspired to make more music. He collaborated with King Yella, P. Rico, and Killa Kellza for a remixed version of “Drill Time”, which was released the following year. Afterwards, he released his second single called “Buck Buck’, and then went on tour called Young and Ignorant around the US and Canada. He released more songs throughout the year, including “Minute Maid Lemonade”, “She Just Wana” and “Finesse”.
In 2016, he continued his streak of singles with “IDGAF”, “Free Smoke”, “Facts”, and “On the Block”. He then worked on the song “Gang in this B*tch”, which was a collaborative effort with IL Will, and afterward was a guest in the single “Traffic” alongside Ca$h & Links. The following year, he worked on a remixed version of the single “The Race” by Tay-K, which attracted a lot of attention on SoundCloud. Two of his latest releases are “Major League” and “Warning Shots”; he continues to consistently upload onto SoundCloud and YouTube.
Slim Jesus is single, and hasn’t been public about any romantic relationships he’s had, although he’s alluded to having women in his life in many of his singles. A lot of people initially thought that he was from Chicago where drill rap was popularized, but he was only inspired by a lot of artists who came from the area.He mentioned in an interview that despite all of his songs, he doesn’t go out to beat up or murder others. He doesn’t engage in criminal behavior, as even though he lives the street life, he prefers to be smart about his approach and avoid going too far.