Remember the guy that gave the whole world his number, Mike Jones; “Who? Mike Jones”. Yes, that guy, alongside Slim Thug and Paul Wall explains the making of the track “Still Tippin’.” This track isn’t just a classic but it gave the entire Houston, Texas a voice. In this documentary, Mike Jones, Slim Thug and Paul Wall explains how the collaboration and the complexity of the track. The video explains that the track that you originally known as “Still Tippin’” by Mike Jones was a Slim Thug’s freestyle; therefore explaining why his voice was on the hook.
The documentary explains that Mike Jones was an entrepreneur by the way he marketed himself. He was really getting his name and buzz from strip clubs and his biggest fans were strippers. It explained that some of his tracks were specifically made for strippers and before he debuted, he would drop his name or number down in his old mixtapes to get labels and producers to contact him.
The video explains that the original track had the rappers Slim Thug and Chamillionaire, and a faster tempo. Due to the fact that Michael Watts and the producer Big Tyme had a fall out, Michael Watts took the parts that he owned and gave it to a new producer, Salih Williams, to “screw it up” and add the flavor that the track is currently known for. Since Slim was still with signed under Swishahouse and Mike Jones was on the come-up, the track was given to Mike Jones as a promo track. Then when Paul Wall fell out with Chamillionaire, Michael Watts put him on the new track making the classic that it is today.
Since Mike Jones and strippers appear to be close friends, it was only right that they shot an uncut music video for the track. The video made it to BET’s Uncut and put the Houston on the map fast. According to Bun B, Houston was still fighting between slow southerner and cowboy stereotypes. The track was what gave it a definition. Everyone can agree this was one of Swishahouse labels’ best.
Words by David Femi Oladimeji
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