Making more ‘Boss’moves: COVID-19 survivor Slim Thug gets in on PPE game
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on August 5, 2020
HOUSTON – He’s a chart-topping rapper, an author providing sound financial advice and is even in the construction industry — now, the “BOSS” Slim Thug is taking a near-tragedy and turning it into a lucrative business.
Slim, whose “government name” is Stayve Jerome Thomas, has launched a Personal Protection Equipment line after surviving a bout with COVID-19. The mogul has teamed up with Jimmy Choung, owner of Uptown Beauty, and Adam Beason, CEO of Rubix Entertainment Group, to launch “SlimHTX.”
“I’m excited to launch my PPE Products as this is a time where safety should be our priority, but we can also make it look like a boss”, the entrepreneur said. “We need to make wearing masks cool. The most important thing right now is staying safe. This virus is serious and people need to be cautious.”
The FDA-approved products will include stylish masks, disposable masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, and personalized N95 masks. Prices range from $2.99 to $6.99 per mask, face shields, on average, are $3.99 each, and a bottle of hand sanitizer is $6.99.
With over 21 years in the music industry, the Houston native has never been shy about building his many brands. In addition to BossLife, he has BossLife clothing, BossLife Beer, BossLife Construction, BossLife Worldwide, and the BossLife Foundation where they do philanthropy yearly.
In March, the 39-year-old tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, he’s been on a mission to educate and protect the community. Slim has donated 1,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the Houston Police Department and Metro bus drivers, and is also participating in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s “Mask Up” campaign.
For more information, visit www.slimhtx.org.