Photo by Cody Otte

Photo by Cody Otte

St Paul Slim

Meyer Warren is the man. St. Paul Slim is the emcee. #TheW8OnEmptySpace is the painter. In the tradition of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Warren is his own artistic invention. As St. Paul Slim, Warren has created a legacy of lyrical prowess through his booming voice. He speaks for the streets, he speaks for the people, and he speaks very loudly. His journey began as a member of the Hip Hop duo, Guardians of Balance, and through the years has found him rhyming with the likes of Muja Messiah, Prof, Atmosphere, MC Lyte, Cee Lo, A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-1, Slick Rick and Raekwon. While his commitment to music hasn’t waivered, his visual artistic talents have evolved into #TheW8OnEmptySpace. In the past four years Warren has had five solo art shows, he has been featured as an artist for the MN Made Here series #Represent and #Future, and he was one of only ten artists featured on the 2016 Summer Arts Discovery Series at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota which resulted in the purchase of his piece for the Landmark’s permanent collection. The year 2017 found Slim's paintings featured in the St Paul Almanac and his latest album #Delgado has been released to critical acclaim. 2018 and 2019 found Slim at multiple shows, getting his art displayed in the MN Attorney General’s office, and the beginning of Slim’s traveling interactive art show, RED-Volution, in collaboration with the Radisson RED and Drake’s Organic Spirits.