On this day in hip-hop, May 19th, Soulja Slim, released his debut studio album titled Give It 2 Em Raw back in 1998. At the time of its release Soulja Slim was incarcerated on armed robbery charges but the album would still have plenty success. Give It 2 Em Raw was released under No Limit Records & Priority. It debuted at number 13 on Billboard 200 & would go on to be Soulja Slim’s best selling project, selling 82,000 copies the first week & a little under 500,000 copies total, almost going gold.
It included features from Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Snoop Dogg, Mia X, C Murder, Mac, Mystikal, Fiend, Mr. Magic, & a few others. It also had production by DJ Daryl, KLC, Carlos Stephens, & Mo B. Dick.
Soulja Slim was murdered on November 26, 2003 when shot by a unknown gunman four times while standing in the front lawn of his mother’s home. He was buried in the exact same clothes that he wore on the Give It 2 Em Raw album cover along with his Cutthroat Comitty chain & charm. He’s still missed in hip-hop to this day & will forever be a legend, stream Soulja Slim’s Give It 2 Em Raw below & be sure to purchase the classic on iTunes for your collection: