Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage
name Paul Wall, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He is
Swishahouse Records. He has released several albums
under the label and collaborating with other rappers signed to the
label. He was musical partners with rapper
Chamillionaire with whom he
released several albums including the independently released Get Ya
Mind Correct. In 2005, he was signed to
Atlantic Records and became
successful with his major-label debut The Peoples Champ. Get Money,
Stay True followed in 2007.
2 Acting career
3 Personal life
5.1 Video games
6 Awards and nominations
8 External links
Jersey Village High School
Jersey Village High School and studied mass
communications at the University of
Houston for three years.
After proposing to do promotions for Michael "5000" Watts' company,
Paul Wall came to Watts' studio,
KBXX. Paul and
Chamillionaire convinced Watts to let them rap on
his radio show and put the verses on one of his mixtapes. That mixtape
was titled Choppin Em Up Part 2, which was released in mid-1999. The
freestyle became so popular in the streets that
Paul Wall became regular staples on Houston's mixtape circuit,
appeared on several of Watts' mixtapes and became permanent members of
After fellow member
Slim Thug left the label,
Chamillionaire and Paul
Wall followed suit and the two started their own group known as The
Color Changin' Click (named after Chamillionaire's chameleon persona).
Each successive mixtape released by
The Color Changin' Click led to
more business opportunities; the most notable of which was a contract
to do a full album for Paid in Full Records. A one-album contract was
then negotiated between the Color Changin' Click and Paid in Full's
label head, DJ Madd Hatta from 97.9 The Box, and the CCC's first
album, Get Ya Mind Correct, would go on to sell over 200,000 copies.
Wall's first music exposure came as a street team member on the
Northwest side of Houston, promoting southern labels like Def Jam
Records, Cash Money and No Limit Records. He is also an accomplished
and proficient mixtape and party DJ, known for producing mixtapes in
the now well-known screwed & chopped style, which was invented by
Paul Wall and
Chamillionaire were originally affiliated with
Swishahouse Records, but left for Paid in Full Records a short time
later. After several mixtape and independent releases including Get Ya
Mind Correct, the two parted ways, citing creative differences.
Chamillionaire continued to release independent records, while Paul
Wall returned to the
Swishahouse fold. This move allowed him to appear
on Mike Jones' first commercially distributed single, "Still Tippin'",
from his first major label album Who Is Mike Jones?. The single is
originally on Swishahouse's The Day Hell Broke Loose Part 2 aka Major
Without A Major Deal, released in 2003, the album went on to sell over
500,000 copies two months after being released.
Paul Wall shows off his grills with a smiling fan in Baghdad, 2007.
Paul Wall released his first album, The Peoples Champ, which
debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The first single "Sittin'
Sidewayz" featuring Big Pokey. The second single, "They Don't Know",
Bun B of UGK, and the video version also featured Mike Jones.
The third single is "Girl", receiving radio airplay and peaking at #35
on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2007,
Paul Wall released his second
album Get Money, Stay True, which debuted in the #1 spot on the
Billboard Chart Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Paul Wall released the
singles "Break 'Em Off" featuring
Lil Keke and "I'm Throwed" featuring
and produced by Jermaine Dupri.
Paul Wall was a member of the rap group Expensive Taste, with his good
Travis Barker and
Skinhead Rob (Transplants).
Paul Wall appeared alongside other celebrities and regular
people in the music video for "Rockstar" by Nickelback. He also
appears on reggae artist
Collie Buddz self-titled debut album.
Paul Wall performing in Baghdad, 2007.
In the spring of 2008,
Paul Wall joined
Strange Music recording artist
Tech N9ne on a nationwide tour, which also featured
In the 2008 presidential campaign,
Paul Wall spoke out in favor of
candidate Barack Obama. He was quoted in The Source magazine as saying
"Barack seems to come off as a true leader for everyone, whereas most
people campaigning, including Hillary Clinton, seem to be just
politicians. Barack seems to be genuine and sincere about his beliefs.
He is selfless, while they are selfish. I'm gonna 'Barack the vote'
this year and I've never voted before."
Paul Wall appears as fictional rapper Grillionaire in the movie I Hope
They Serve Beer In Hell, released on September 25, 2009. He, along
with screenwriters Nils Parker and Tucker Max, co-wrote tracks for the
Paul Wall featured on the album Przyjaźń, Duma, Godność,
(English: Friendship, Pride, Dignity) by Polish rap artist Kaczor.
In October 2011,
Paul Wall collaborated with Silicon Valley-based
social and mobile game company
Jump Shot Media to create the world's
first mobile battle rap game, Battle Rap Stars. Paul is featured as
the "main event" and is the rapper to beat in order to win the
game. On March 7, 2012
Paul Wall released a mixtape entitled
"No Sleep Til Houston".
Paul Wall released a collaboration mixtape
Slim Thug for the
2013 NBA All-Star Game
2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.
On December 10, 2013,
Paul Wall released his seventh studio album, an
11-track offering, titled CheckSeason, which featured contributions
from Stunna Bam, Killa Kyleon, Slim Thug, Lil Keke,
Kid Ink and Young
Dolph. The record was released independently via his
Paul Wall Music
Paul Wall followed up "Check Season" on December 2, 2014 with the
release of his eighth studio album, titled The Po-Up Poet which was
producedJune "The Jenius" James. According to a Vibe Magazine article
in November 2014, "The almost circus-like production reestablishes the
idea that as long as Wall's been in the game, he's been a beloved
Texas rap legend".
On September 25, 2015,
Paul Wall followed up "The Po-Up Poet" with his
ninth studio album, titled "SlabGod" which contains the single
"Swangin' In The Rain". On March 11, 2016, Wall released a remix of
"Swangin' In The Rain" which features Slim Thug, Lil' Keke, J-Dawg,
Z-Ro, and Chamillionaire. On October 21, 2016, he followed up
"SlabGod" with his tenth album, titled "
During his break from rapping,
Paul Wall appeared in Furnace with Ja
Rule. He also appeared in the 2009 movie I Hope They Serve Beer in
Hell along with
Jesse Bradford and Matt Czuchry. He was also in the
2010 Science Fiction movie Xtinction: Predator X. In 2014 he
starred in Isaac Yowman's independently released theatrical film "The
Holy Spoof" which sold out in all of its theater showings before its
digital stream release online.
Paul Wall is married and has two children. In 2010, he went on
an extreme diet and had gastric sleeve surgery, resulting in an
over 100 lb. weight loss.
Paul Wall discography
Chick Magnet (2004)
The Peoples Champ
The Peoples Champ (2005)
Get Money, Stay True
Get Money, Stay True (2007)
Fast Life (2009)
Heart of a Champion (2010)
The Po-Up Poet (2014)
Slab God (2015)
Houston Oiler (2016)
Bounce Backs over Setbacks (2018)
Get Ya Mind Correct
Get Ya Mind Correct (with Chamillionaire) (2002)
Controversy Sells (with Chamillionaire) (2005)
The Legalizers: Legalize or Die, Vol. 1 (with Baby Bash) (2016)
Diamond Boyz (with C Stone) (2017)
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Cash or Crash
2005: Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition for Xbox and
PlayStation 2 -
SSX On Tour
SSX On Tour for Xbox and
PlayStation 2 - "Sittin' Sideways"
Madden NFL 06 for
Xbox 360 - "They Don't Know" featuring Mike
Def Jam Icon
Def Jam Icon for
Xbox 360 and
PlayStation 3 - '"Sittin'
Sideways" and "Trill"
Battle Rap Stars
Battle Rap Stars for iPhone and Android
Awards and nominations
Taste Maker (style and trendsetter)
"I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)" (Remix)
Best Rap/R&B Collaboration
"Holla at Me"
Best Rap Collaboration
Best Rap Performance as a Duo or Group
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Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
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Rapindustry.com. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
^ "The Peoples Chump" Charts & Awards – Singles. Allmusic: 2006
^ Rodriguez, Jayson (2007-02-16). "
Travis Barker Gets Down With Paul
Wall, Juelz Santana While Arm Heals". MTV News. Retrieved
^ Watson, Margeaux (2007-07-06). "Collie Budz". Entertainment Weekly.
^ The Source magazine, August 2008 issue
Paul Wall Featured in Mobile Battle Rap Game". allhiphop.com.
October 31, 2011.
Paul Wall - No Sleep Til
Houston Hosted by DJ Drama // Free Mixtape
@". Datpiff.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
^ Title Artist. "
Slim Thug "Welcome 2
Texas Vol. 3"".
Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
^ "Stream Paul Wall's "#CheckSeason" LP In Its Entirety".
Hotnewhiphop.com. 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
Paul Wall Kindly Asks For 'No Favors'". Vibe.
^ Rose Lilah (2 December 2014). "
Paul Wall Releases Stream For New
Album "The Po-Up Poet"". HotNewHipHop.
^ Xtinction (2010), IMDB.com
^ "Hot Trailer:
Paul Wall in The Holy Spoof". BET.com. Retrieved
^ Black Celebrity Kids, babies, and their Parents » RAPPER PAUL
WALL TALKS ABOUT BEING A DADDY. Blackcelebkids.Com (2006-04-18).
Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
Paul Wall Gives Happy Home Tips! Top 7 Family Keepers!".
UrbLife.com. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
^ "Paul Wall's Dramatic Weight Loss! Life Changing Surgery; How He Did
It!". UrbLife.com. July 13, 2010.
Paul Wall and Wife Crystal Go Gangsta! Hot Pics!". UrbLife.com.
February 13, 2011.
^ "iTunes - Music - Chick Magnet by Paul Wall". iTunes. Retrieved
^ "iTunes - Music - Po Up Poet by Paul Wall". iTunes. Retrieved
^ "iTunes - Music - slab god by Paul Wall". iTunes. Retrieved
^ "iTunes - Music - Houstan Oiler by Paul Wall". iTunes. Retrieved
^ "iTunes - Music - Bounce Backs over Setbacks by Paul Wall". iTunes.
^ "iTunes - Music - The Legalizers: Legalize or Die, Vol. 1 by Paul
Wall & Baby Bash". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
^ "Diamond Boyz by
Paul Wall & C Stone on Apple Music". iTunes.
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The Peoples Champ
Get Money, Stay True
Heart of a Champion
Get Ya Mind Correct
"They Don't Know"
"Break 'Em Off"
"Still on It"
"I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)"
"Holla at Me"
"Way I Be Leanin'"
"The Main Event"
"So Gone (What My Mind Says)"
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