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How Hamilton, Ohio, Produced 'Slim Jesus'

The rising teenage “drill rap” star comes from a tiny, economically depressed, mostly white city with lots of guns and one high school.
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On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush visited Hamilton High School, where he signed the No Child Left Behind Act, an education-reform bill controversial for its legacy of closing down schools that are considered “failing.” The school was (and still is) the only high school in the city, also named Hamilton, which sits in the southwest corner of Ohio, right by Cincinnati. Bush said that day that he normally signed laws at the White House, but that he found it fitting to sign this one in a public school.