Saturday, December 17, 2011

Waka Flocka's slain protégée Slim Dunkin, on the occupational hazards of street life

Posted By on Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Slim Dunkin, "Man Down" feat. Lil Capp and Da Kid

Brick Squad affiliate and Waka Flocka Flame protégée Slim Dunkin was killed at an East Atlanta recording studio on the set of a video shoot Friday night when a verbal altercation turned violent, according to WSB-TV.

Atlanta Police believe someone arguing with the victim, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, produced a handgun and shot him in the chest.

The Clayton County rapper, who stood six feet eight inches tall, released his latest mixtape, Twin Towerz 2 (No Fly Zone), with Waka Flocka in August.

While Waka and his Brick Squad affiliates have been known to get into potentially violent altercations in the past, such as last year's Walter's shootout, they usually avoid tragedy. In a 2010 interview with Ozone magazine's Ms. Rivercity, Slim Dunkin addressed the perception that his crew has a tendency to attract trouble:

Ms. Rivercity: Sometimes trouble does seem to find you and your crew and all that. Is that something you think you bring on yourself or is that something, just ’cause people hating...?

Slim Dunkin: If anybody know[s] me though, they know I'm quiet as hell. I don't really talk, so ... for me to do anything to somebody it's gotta be provoked. I don't say nothing to nobody. Before this rap shit I wasn't talking to nobody. I walk in the club, I ain't looking at you, I ain't talking to nobody, I ain't shaking no hands. But then I became more of a people person when I started rapping, like damn I gotta start fuckin' with these folks just so they don't think I'm being a dickhead.


But I don't talk to nobody. And yeah, I got an army around me, yeah, and I got a bunch of my ni$%as around me. And we don't take no shit, but we don't start no shit.... And then you gotta look at the crowd I'm in. Fighting gon' happen in the crowd I'm in, the air I'm in, ’cause everybody around me broke. Everybody in the same club I'm in, they come in that motherfucker, they just spent their last dollar ... they not finna let you bump them, they not finna let you step on their shoe. And I'm not gonna let you bump me, I'm not gonna let you do nothing out of the ordinary to me. So I just feel like the life you choose and who you be around.... If I was getting a job, I wouldn't be fighting everyday.

So could I say I provoke it? I don't provoke it, but I know it's going to come when you go to the club on the Southside, when you go to the club on the Westside, when you go to the club on the Eastside — big hole-in-the-wall ass club with nothing but young ni#$as that don't know nothing but fighting and shooting. What's going to happen? Either you built for it or you not. And I just feel like, I don't start no trouble, but I'll finish it.

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