V Exclusive! Slim Talks His Hiatus From Music, New Album, and the Future of 112
Hardest lesson learned transitioning from a group member to a solo artist –
I think the harder lessons I learned were when I was in the group that prepared me for where I am now. I definitely know strength lies in unity and at the end of the day, you definitely have to have each other’s back. When I look at that situation, I look at it as I was blessed when I did the whole Love’s Crazy situation, I didn’t have any glitches. I put out a record and that first record exploded. And the people that I had around me, they were the same cats that I had with me from day one. And that’s one of the principles I would never shake. And people say that when they have certain success, you kinda start seeing people changed. They get to a certain level where they don’t want that same person. For me, if I’m successful, my crew is successful…It doesn’t feel like I’m solo ‘cause my crew and my staff are with me all the time. So even if you say solo and you face certain problems, there are certain times where you feel like you wanna give up, sometimes you feel overwhelmed, like I remember a situation where I had four shows in one day and I was so tired and then getting on the jet, trying to make it to that next spot, I remember my voice and everything was like all beat up and it was like, I remember my big brother and certain cats in the crew was like uplifting all the time.