Meyer Warren | St. Paul Slim

“I am not a black artist, I am an artist.” ~ Jean-Michel Basquiat 

Meyer Warren is the man. St. Paul Slim is the Emcee. The W8 On Empty Space is the visual artist. In the tradition of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Meyer is his own artistic invention. As St Paul Slim, Meyer has created a legacy of remarkable lyrical prowess with his resounding voice. He speaks for the streets, he speaks for the people, and he speaks power. His journey began as a member of the duo, Guardians of Balance, and through the years has found him rhyming with the likes of Prof and Atmosphere. Hosting Sound Set alongside Sway Calloway (2015) and music placement in movies and television programming. He has released 4 studio albums 1 EP and 2 Mixtapes and shared stages with the likes of many international artists such as MC Lyte, A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-1, Slum village & Wu Tang, Wiz Khalifa, Jay Electronica and much more.  

While his commitment to music hasn’t wavered, his visual artistic talents have evolved into ‘The W8 On Empty Space’. In the past 8 years since Slim has gone public as a visual artist he has had 9 + solo art exhibits, has been a featured artist in multiple Hennepin Theater Trust, ‘Made Here MN’ series’ and has a permanent installation at The Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has also been published in the St Paul Almanac and was the first street artist to hang visual art and exhibit at the state capital in the Attorney General’s office.  

You can find more regarding all aspects of Meyer’s art On

IG: @thew8onemptyspace   

@stpaulslim on all social media.