Slow Pain took the Chicano rap scene by storm in the mid 90’s, making himself one of the forefathers of powerful rap styles and a strong music icon in the Latin Hip Hop movement.
Slow Pain, whose name was donned by fellow rapper DTTX of Lighter Shade of Brown, has a unique style often described as more reality than not. He emphasizes, “My musical lyrics are simulated life stories.” Often compared to a mixture of Eazy E and Too Short, Pain’s musical inspirations include old school Zapp and Roger as well as Al Greene and Marvin Gaye. “When I write a song, I call on these greats to motivate an idea then I turn it into my own,” says Slow Pain. The love for Slow Pain’s voice and style grew in the late 90’s when he toured Japan. He became a world famed Chicano rap phenomenon from 1996 to 2001.
In 2002, Slow Pain ambitiously started a label called O Town Records. His wish to contribute more to the production process of music led to his successful endeavor as executive producer of O Town Mafia and O Town Gangsters, featuring Lil Demon,
Sniper, Big Bandit, and Lil Crime. The albums Pain produced became two of the most successful compilation albums to date.
Soon after the success of these records, Slow Pain was asked to do an eight city tour of Japan, a country in which he previously found enormous success and a faithful fanbase. This time Pain decided he would bring well-respected music producer Fingazz with him.
The tour was a huge success, and though every night was completely sold out, Slow Pain and Fingazz still found time to write twelve songs. Upon returning to the states, Slow Pain took the new songs to his friend E-Dub, from Pocos Pero Locos. E-Dub proceeded to offer Pain a record deal at Silent Giant Entertainment. Following Slow Pain’s acceptance of the record deal, “The OG” album was born. Pain reassures,“I have been in the game since the start, evolving from a gangster party
rapper to a reality rapper trying to acknowledge the good in my people.” As a respected musician and loyal mouthpiece to his community, the sky is the limit for Slow Pain, who continues to march down life’s road with pride for himself and all the
supporters in and out of his Latin community. Empowered by fans and blessed with talent, Slow Pain’s successful career that began in the mid 90’s still continues to surge today.