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Hip Hop in the 239: Gutta Slim and Tim Wes

Fort Myers hip hop artist  Gutta Slim, records a video with Mami-based artist, Bad Guy, in front of Gutta Slim's brother's home on Polk Street in Fort Myers. The song called 'Fairytales' calls out artists who talk about being hard in their music, when they're just 'fakin'' it. There's a lot of controversy over hip hop artists who pretent to be something they aren't.

Fort Myers hip hop artist Gutta Slim, records a video with Mami-based artist, Bad Guy, in front of Gutta Slim's brother's home on Polk Street in Fort Myers. The song called "Fairytales" calls out artists who talk about being hard in their music, when they're just "fakin'" it. There's a lot of controversy over hip hop artists who pretent to be something they aren't.

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  • TimWes rehearses alone to a blaring stereo in his Fort Myers home. TimWes believes that he has a responsibility to the community to rap about a legitimate lifestyle. 'Athletes rappers: once you reach that lifestyle, you automatically a role model, 'cause the kids gonna look up to you. So, whatever you do, they gonna live by that.'
  • A crowd gathers to watch Fort Myers hip hop artists TimWes and Gutta Slim record a video at Clemente Park in Fort Myers. Local artists often collaborate on songs. Although, many will say that there is no unity.
  • Alvester Conner works six days a week in telemarketing. On the seventh day, he's Gutta Slim, a 22-year-old rapper, self-dubbed the 'new voice of Lee County.' Gutta Slim grew up with absent parents and stints in jail. His music speaks of growing up in Fort Myers - sometimes referred to as 'Li'l Pakistan' for the harsh street life - and calling out fakers for singing about a life they don't lead. 'Y'all startin' to piss me off, acting real but inside ... you know you're soft. Never been in no block, never been in that cell. You're just a studio gangsta livin' fairytales.' - Gutta Slim, 'Fairytales' lyrics
  • Alvester Conner shows off a tattoo he got of his rap nama, Gutta Slim. The a 22-year-old rapper, self-dubbed the 'new voice of Lee County.' Gutta Slim grew up with absent parents and stints in jail. His music speaks of growing up in Fort Myers - sometimes referred to as 'Li'l Pakistan' for the harsh street life.
  • Fort Myers hip hop artist  Gutta Slim, records a video with Mami-based artist, Bad Guy, in front of Gutta Slim's brother's home on Polk Street in Fort Myers. The song called 'Fairytales' calls out artists who talk about being hard in their music, when they're just 'fakin'' it. There's a lot of controversy over hip hop artists who pretent to be something they aren't.
  • TimWes, bottom, records a video with Gutta Slim and Naples rapper, Sho Zoe, for a song called 'Flaggin' and Flexin'' on Lemon Street in Fort Myers, Fla. The Fort Myers police showed up to the video shoot because an anonymous caller said they saw suspicious activity taking place. The police only asked if there were any guns involved. TimWes explained that his music goes against that.
  • TimWes records the song 'Unborn Child - originally by the late rapper, Tupac Shakur - in the closet studio of producer Dang Dizzle. Dizzle's studio is a room he rents from his sister-in-law in Lehigh Acres, Fla. TimWes, who is expecting his first child, calls himself Mr. ReceiptMoney, meaning he makes his money the legal way. 'I'm in my own lane. I'm not competing,' he said comparing himself to other rappers. 'I'm the only one talkin' bout legal money.'

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