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SLiM PiCKENS aka KASTRO aka FLAMEZ GALOR aka THE iRON HELMET aka REAL Ri'ZUN
About the ArtistKastro aka SLiM PiCKENS, Kyvah Johnston, was Born in the Roxbury section of Boston. The first born of two boys he was destined to entertain. Early on a young SLiM demonstrated his love for entertainment by performing for family members growing up in a home filled with music fueled SLiM’s Passion. At the Age of 12 he began writing, Free styling, and developing his craft.
SLiM’s Style is based on hip hop roots, socially conscious what is consider underground. He has had air play on several college radio stations and has featured on some local mainstream stations as well.
Aside from radio he has also received recognition from the internet as an electrifying MC on the rise. SLiM has been a featured artist on sites such as Disdain.tv, Rapstation.com, LOUD.com(SemiFinalist), OURSTAGE.com(numerous top 10 honors), Big-Mike.net, Download.com(OVER 20,000 downloads) to name a few.
SLiM has become a well respected performer around the Boston area performing at venues like Harper’s Ferry, The Western Front, Kay’s Oasis, Mc Gann’s, The Middle East, Ecko Lounge. He has even shared the stage famed Lollapalooza with Jurassic 5, 2004 The Tweeter Center in Mansfield.
SLiM’s dedication is shown through his drive and hustle. He hit the streets and clubs daily pushing his independently released Demo album, which he released in mid November 2002. And has released over 20+ mixtapes in the Boston and surrounding areas over the past 5 years. Thanks to the support of Fans, barbershops, and mom and pop stores through out the New England area.
SLiM’s Future Aspirations are to help in the development of Roxbury through the education of children and adults alike. SLiM is a man who stands for the people and works to teach them knowledge to build themselves and the community. He has been inspired to give them tools rather than hope to succeed.
Feature on AOL Music
March 2008 Alternative Rap
January 2008 Alternative Hip-Hop
November 2008 Hip-Hop
January 2008 Hip-Hop Music Videos
October 2007 Alternative Hip-Hop
October 2007 Hip-Hop
June 2007 Hip-Hop
July 2007 M.I.C. Hip Hop Awards
August 2007 Hip-Hop
May 2009 Judging Excellence
November 2008 Judging Excellence
September 2008 Judging Excellence