Kid Slim is playing The Loft at Center Stage THIS FRIDAY along with SoMo and YONAS as a part of The Ride Tour! Keep reading to see how you can win a pair of tickets to see this show! Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
Kid Slim is a nineteen year old rapper with a past – a past, unlike most, as a basketball player on a full ride at Western University; a Division 1 team. The 6 foot 8 inch MC, hailing from Barrington, Illinois, dropped out of college after his freshman year to pursue his love of music. Kid Slim’s latest mixtape, “Freshman 15” covers lessons learned while in college and during his spring tour; all wrapped up in 15 tracks and slick beats.
Kid Slim, born Gianni Schneider aka John Schneider, is a self-taught ‘producer’ getting his start using Garage Band on the MAC he got for his birthday. “I was in a group with two kids from my school, and as I taught myself the ropes and learned how to do different things from a behind the scenes aspect of the music, I was able to build some connects, who I had to utilize when the group all decided to pursue a solo route. It used to be J. Slim but I changed the name to Kid Slim about 2 years ago and have just been growing as an artist ever since,” says Kid Slim.
Kid Slim is a man with big dreams. Wanting to do more than just make music, he has his sights set on getting into acting and eventually building his brand with a clothing line, licensing deals and “pretty much any other spontaneous idea I can come up with down the road. I love setting a goal for myself and then going after it and achieving it.”
His influences are varied and include Andre 3000, who he credits for getting him into rapping, to Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols, Michael Jackson, Kanye, friends, pop culture, and the media in general. “I get inspired by the things I see and experience day-to-day.”
The greatest challenge faced by Kid Slim was having to choose a path when he hit the fork in the road – basketball keeping him too busy to do anything else and music still being his passion. Dropping out of school was a leap of faith. “I really believed in what I had and I don’t think I would change a thing.”
If you would like to purchase tickets rather than enter the contest, click the link below! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 4:00 pm Friday.Otherwise, put in your information and we will be picking one lucky winner! Good luck!