Zlim Jim is an American rapper/songwriter from New Jersey. He is best known for his YouTube channel and freestyles.
Career Start (2014) Edit
Zlim Jim began his YouTube channel in February 2014, which featured many covers, skits, and a rap battle. The channel got Zlim Jim's name out and got him noticed by Casper Godfrey of Renegades Music Group.
Casper then told RMG about Zlim Jim, and RMG's CEO & artist, Jay Farr began talking to him. Jay Farr brought up the idea of producing Zlim Jim's debut project.
Zlim Jim spent a considerable amount of time releasing singles under RMG in the group’s main studio before deciding that the studio’s availability was too scarce to attempt a project of his desired quality there. This inspired him to create his own studio, where he released a few more singles before his Debut of “Love and Lament,” and continues to work out of that studio whilst running Outlaw Music
Beef with ApolloEdit
On September 2nd 2016, Zlim Jim publicly announced beef with another local rapper and fellow RMG member, stage named “Apollo.” That day, Apollo left the group, and some would say this led to the downfall of RMG. A second diss was published against Apollo before the group’s drift apart, In March of 2017. Neither diss warranted any song-based response from their target, however there were quite a few less-than-pleasant exchanges between the two on social media after the incident
The Downfall of RMGEdit
Around mid 2017, Renegades Music Group Co-creator Jay Farr announced his retirement from the group, and his bequeathal of the group to another long time member, Chris Pritti. After heavy losses in the RMG roster, among which was MTPmuzik and Casper Godfrey, Zlim Jim was left distraught. He fell into a creative slump for a while after, his fast rolling career seemingly ripped out from under him. After talking it out with Jay Farr, he determined that the only way he could move on with his music making life was to create a new movement to get behind. This led to the creation of Outlaw Music, Zlim Jim’s current group.
On Valentine’s Day of 2017, Zlim Jim released his aptly named Debut, “Love.” Two months later, its sister album “Lament” followed. The two albums described two vastly different relationship types the young man encountered. Love was to represent a relationship that, from the outside, seemed happy and loving, but was really one-sided and full of lies from both parties. Lament represented quite the opposite. A relationship was portrayed that seemed full of fighting and resentment, but was only so because the parties were honest with one another, and cared about each other’s feelings enough to address their issues. This pairing was illustrated in the twin album covers the two shared, drawn by the talented Marc Ponce. Love was shown as an angel blowing a gust of lustful kisses towards a half-heart that was warm on the outside, but cold beneath the surface. Lament’s angel was shown crying an ocean of tears into a half-heart that was cold and sad on the surface, but possessed the inner warmth it’s sister lacked. When pressed together, left to right in order of release date, the two albums form a single heart being formed by the two sister angels, so as to evidence the albums’ relationship with one another.