Paul Wall
American rapper
Paul Wall
Paul Michael Slayton, better known by his stage name Paul "Zift" Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well as collaborating with other rappers signed to the label. He was formerly musical partners with rapper Chamillionaire releasing several collaborative albums including the independently released Get Ya Mind Correct.
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#inthegridmusic: 12.9.15
Huffington Post - about 1 year
12.9.15 #SongBlogIV (my song of the day): "White Iverson (Remix)" by Post Malone ft. French Montana and Slim Jimmy In a year where there were rap feuds (Meek Mill and Drake) and controversy, a few rappers were able to get a breakout hit. Post Malone was no different. Called "the most random success" by the Fader magazine, Post Malone's first single is a great one. This remix featuring French Montana and Slim Jimmy (Rae Sremmurd) is even better. SEE: http://www.thefader.com/2015/05/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-post-malone One thing that is important to note however, is that Post Malone is this breakout rapper from Dallas this year (and in a while, quite honestly). But there are a couple more Dallas rappers you should check out. Here are 4 Dallas rappers you may have not heard of and/or you should revisit: 1. The D.O.C: It's Funky He's worked with heavyweights - Dr. Dre, N.W.A. You might have also seen him portrayed on this year's Straight Outta Compton. ...
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Missing Your 'Breaking Bad' Fix? 'Better Call Saul' Will Hit The Spot
NPR - about 2 years
This Sunday, AMC debuts Better Call Saul, the backstory behind Breaking Bad drug kingpin lawyer Saul Goodman. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's so good, TV lightning just might strike twice. » E-Mail This
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Heave’s Over: Our favorite songs
Heave Media - almost 3 years
Welcome to the final installment of Heave’s Over, our set of staff list pieces leading up to our final day of publication on Friday. Today, our staff gives lists of their top 15 all-time favorite songs. Remember: these are personal favorites, not “best song” lists or whatever. And unless noted otherwise, these lists are in no particular order. Alex Borkowski 1) Pixies - “Debaser” 2) Wavves - “King of the Beach” 3) tUnE-yArDs - “Hatari” 4) Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “Bobby Malone Moves Home” 5) Ty Segall – “Caesar” 6) Laura Stevenson and the Cans - “Peachy” 7) Arcade Fire - “The Suburbs” 8 ) LCD Soundsystem - “Dance Yrself Clean” 9) Animal Collective - “Brother Sport” 10) The Mountain Goats - “Jaipur” 11) St. Vincent - “Actor Out of Work” 12) The Velvet Underground - “Heroin” 13) The Flaming Lips - “Do You Realize??” 14) Elliot Smith - “Ballad of Big Nothing” 15) The Beatles - “Octopus’s Garden” —— Chris Osterndorf 1) Nicki Minaj - “Super Bass” 2) Kat ...
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Showtime Boss on 'Homeland' Season 4: Mandy Patinkin's Saul Will Be Central
Ace Showbiz - about 3 years
'The likely plan for next season is that we'll see [Carrie] on the ground in a foreign capital doing her job,' Showtime President David Nevins dishes on the concept for the fourth season.
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Once Again, Conn. Man Proves YouTubing Your Drug Haul Will Get You Busted
Yahoo News - about 3 years
We can't believe we have to explicitly sound this out for some of you dummies, but bragging about your expansive weed collection on YouTube isn't going to lead to anything good. Ask William Bradley, a Connecticut man who was arrested Monday after police discovered his video channel of the myriad of drugs he was collecting.
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Is the Song 'Royals' by Lorde Racist?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This question originally appeared on Quora in regards to this article. Answer by Aaron Ellis, Former Music Critic with Artist Farm This song is not about a race. It's about a culture. Not African American or rap culture, but the materialism and excess that is overtaking pop culture. If I wanted to, I could interpret this song as an attack on 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, and Lil Wayne. However, based on their recent music, videos, and behavior, I could make an equally strong argument that this song is directed at Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Heck, Miley has a song on the radio right now that talks about, as Lorde puts it, "trippin in the bathroom" (referring to the line in "We Can't Stop" about "everyone body in line at the bathroom, trying to get a line in the bathroom," or something to that effect). Miley and Justin. White. Lorde's song mentions people bragging about "Jet Planes." While one could associate that with Far East Movement's rap song "Like a G6", it could ...
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Paul: 'We'll Have another Islamic State' in Syria
CBN - over 3 years
As the West debates military action in Syria, Syrian Christians continue to face an uncertain future.
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Diamonds in the Kisser
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When a little girl plays dress up in her mommy's wardrobe, we think it's cute. When she piles on the sparkly necklaces and bracelets, we understand that she is role-playing and experimenting with mommy's stuff. But when she puts these jewels into her mouth, we are likely to say, "no, honey, jewelry doesn't go in your mouth." Well, it turns out, that may be true for large strings of pearls and toddler girls...but putting jewelry in your mouth is becoming more... fashionable? Better known as grills (or grillz), this mouth jewelry consists of metal plated covers or caps for the teeth, which can be encrusted with precious stones. We've seen their popularity pop lately with dental bling by celebrities from Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and his American flag grill to Rihanna and her now-famous gold AK-47 oral ornament. Of course, of late, we've also spotted Madonna, Nelly, and Kim Kardashian with their mouth bling. And let's not forget to mention Katy Perry at the recent VMA show with a gril ...
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Erik Nielson: Where Would Hip Hop Be Without Colleges and Universities?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
In an interview with Fuse last year, Kendrick Lamar--who just took the top spot in MTV's annual "Hottest MCs in the Game" list--revealed that his greatest regret in life was that he never attended college when he was younger. "Now all these years have passed, and I done got deep into a career, a music career," he said. "It's gonna be hard to find time unless I really put my focus into it." It might seem strange that a rapper at the top of his game would place such importance on going to college, especially coming from a genre that prizes street knowledge over formal education. And yet a glance just a bit further down the "Hottest MCs" list reveals that the ivory tower has been a stop along the path to stardom for some of today's biggest names, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Kanye West. In fact, this has been true throughout most of hip hop's 40 year history. While traditional narratives tend to present early hip hop solely as the product of marginalized urban you ...
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Poem by former Wellesley High team captain honors late coach, Paul (Wally) Seaver
Boston Globe - about 4 years
Caroline Harrington, a senior captain on the 2011-12 Wellesley High girls’ team, wrote a poem honoring Paul "Wally" Seaver in the fall of 2011. The 53-year-old Seaver, a longtime coach at Milford, Franklin and Wellesley high schools, lost his battle with ALS last Tuesday morning.
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Milford's Paul Seaver loses battle against ALS at 53
Boston Globe - about 4 years
By Marvin Pave, Globe Correspondent Paul (Wally) Seaver of Milford, who coached youth and high school basketball for 30 years and was chairman of the Milford Youth Center Commission, died Tuesday morning after a two-year battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,...
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Swishahouse Archived At Rice University: Slim Thug, Paul Wall Proud To Make History
MTV News - over 4 years
By Maurice Bobb Hip-hop was officially put on notice by Houston recording label Swishahouse back in 2005, when its biggest triumvirate, Mike Jones, Paul Wall and Slim Thug, exploded onto the Billboard charts with the seminal hit, “Still Tippin’,” which was originally released on the imprint’s compilation album, The Day Hell Broke Loose 2. Now Swishahouse, one of the pioneers of H-Town’s signature "chopped and screwed" sound, is the first hip-hop label to have its materials archived by Rice University's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), part of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The memorabilia, which includes music from the early days of Swishahouse, vintage pictures and posters, will chronicle the origin and achievements of the label for past, present and future scholarly hip-hop aficionados. “We are delighted to be able to initiate this effort with the materials brought to us by Swishahouse," Anthony Pinn, the Professor of Humanities and Relig ...
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Free Download: JR Writer - ET: Extra-Terrestrial Musik (Mixtape)
Baller Status - over 4 years
Longtime Dipset affiliate JR Writer returns this week with his second mixtape of 2012, entitled ET: Extra-Terrestrial Musik. The new tape, which follows Still Standing 3 from earlier this year, features 18 new tracks with guest appearances from Jim Jones, 40 Cal, Paul Wall, Cassidy and Fred Money. News of his next official project were [...]
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Big K.R.I.T. Brings 'Live From The Underground' To NYC With Slim Thug, Tito Lopez
MTV News - over 4 years
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy The Big Apple received a dose of Southern hospitality last night when Big K.R.I.T. brought his Live from the Underground tour to Irving Plaza. A slew of openers set the stage including newcomer Tito Lopez and most notably, Houston's Slim Thug. In addition to his own repertoire of songs like "Thug," "Like a Boss" and the remix to "Draped Up," Slim Thugga surprised the audience with Swishahouse associate Paul Wall, who joined him onstage for "Still Tippin'" (yet unfortunately, sans Mike Jones). K.R.I.T. started his set with an energetic frenzy and although he said it was his fifth show in NYC, the Mississippi native rapped like he had something still to prove. He touched upon beloved mixtape cuts like "Just Touched Down," "Hometown Hero" and "Moon & Stars" as well as more recent album fare, "Money on the Floor" and "Pull Up" featuring Big Sant. He even sang, sometimes acapella at that, during "The Vent" and "Highs & Lows." It was certainly not a sh ...
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'Wally' Seaver invitational to benefit ALS
Boston Globe - over 4 years
By Mary Pavlu, Globe Correspondent On the day of Wellesley varsity basketball teams final game of the season in February 2011, coach Paul Wally Seaver was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease. Its a progressive disease, theres no cure, and barely any treatment, Seavers eldest son, also...
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Grammy Award-Winners Rock Capitol Hill At 2012 'Grammys On The Hill Awards'
Glitterazzi - almost 5 years
Grammy Award-Winner John Mayer rocked Capitol Hill last night during a surprise performance with Legendary Blues Guitarist Buddy Guy -- at the "11th Annual Grammys On The Hill Awards" ceremony at the Liason Hotel. John was honored not only for his work as a musician, but also for his work with veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his acceptance speech, John spoke about the yellow ribbons that many Americans display to show their support for the troops. "The yellow ribbons we all display should be thought of as I.O.U.'s to the men and women in service. It's high time that we make good on those promises." Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) was also honored at the event, which featured several special guests, including Recording Academy Chair Emeritus and five-time GRAMMY Winner Jimmy Jam; Rapper Paul Wall; Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow; songwriter Monty Powell (Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Keith Urban); Folk/Rock Artist Donovan; Six-Ti ...
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FEEL RICH VIDEO: Paul Wall’s Wife, Crystal Slayton Wall, Works It Out!
All Hip Hop - almost 5 years
Editor’s Note: Welcome to “Feel Rich,” our partnership with QD3, the talented son of music legend Quincy Jones. “Feel Rich” is all about creating a healthy lifestyle for Hip-Hop culture – both the artists and the fans. Enjoy! Crystal Slayton Wall, wife of rapper Paul Wall, makes healthy choices for her kids as a way to show them love. “Give your baby an apple,” she says “Don’t give him a Snickers. That Snickers ain’t gonna do nothing but make him fat.” In a community that tends to show love with foods like cake, pie, and sugary treats, Crystal is breaking the cycle with her children. “Healthy choices equal love.” How cool is it for a website to be informative and educational without being pushy!? There is so much out there that is super pushy and makes you feel like you have to cut out everything and you have to do so much. But “Feel Rich” is making it so people have hope that if they start today. Anyone can make a change. I hope that when you visit “Feel Rich” you will find ...
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Paul Wall Ft. Bun B “I’m Real You Fake”
All Hip Hop - almost 5 years
Filed under: MUSIC Tagged: <a class="fplink fp-359013" href="/Bun+B+1">Bun B</a>., <a class="fplink fp-216635" href="/Paul+Wall+1">Paul Wall</a>
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Paul Wall Releases New Mixtape “No Sleep Til Houston”
All Hip Hop - almost 5 years
(AllHipHop News) Earlier today (March 7), Houston’s own <a class="fplink fp-216635" href="/Paul+Wall+1">Paul Wall</a> released a new DJ Drama presented free mixtape for the fans entitled No Sleep Til Houston. The 16-track mixtape boasts appearances from some of the South’s finest lyricists like Bun B, Killa Kyleon, Marcus Manchild, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Slaine, and many more. <a class="fplink fp-216635" href="/Paul+Wall+1">Paul Wall</a>’s wife, Crys Wall,…
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Wall
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 32
    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".
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The record was released independently via his Paul Wall Music imprint.
    Paul Wall released a collaboration mixtape with Slim Thug for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    On March 7, 2012 Paul Wall released a mixtape entitled "No Sleep To Houston".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Paul is featured as the "main event" and is the rapper to beat in order to win the game.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In 2010, Paul Wall featured on the album Przyjaźń, Duma, Godność, (English: Friendship, Pride, Dignity) by Polish rap artist Kaczor.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2011, Paul appeared on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation along with rapper Yelawolf and singer Christina Milian.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    Paul Wall appears as fictional rapper Grillionaire in the movie I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, released on September 25, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He, along with screenwriters Nils Parker and Tucker Max, co-wrote tracks for the movie.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    In the 2008 presidential campaign, Paul Wall spoke out in favor of candidate Barack Obama.
    More Details Hide Details 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."
    In the spring of 2008, Paul Wall joined Strange Music recording artist Tech N9ne on a nationwide tour, which also featured Brooklyn rapper Ill Bill.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    In 2007, Paul Wall appeared alongside other celebrities and regular people in the music video for "Rockstar" by Nickelback.
    More Details Hide Details He also appears on reggae artist Collie Buddz self-titled debut album.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 friends Travis Barker and Skinhead Rob (Transplants).
  • 2006
    Age 24
    Paul Wall married his girlfriend, Crystal, in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Their son William Patrick Slayton was born April 18, 2006. and their daughter Noelle Slayton was born in 2007. During a concert in San Antonio, Paul Wall hit a fan with a microphone. The fan was flicking his middle finger at Paul Wall. Paul Wall apologized to not only the victim but to all his San Antonio fans. In 2010, Paul Wall went on an extreme diet and had gastric sleeve surgery, resulting in an over 100 lb. weight loss. In February 2011, Paul Wall and his wife Crystal unveiled a Bonnie & Clyde 40's themed photo shoot, which revealed Paul's slimmer, trimmer physique. Studio albums Collaboration albums Ozone Awards Grammy Awards
  • 2005
    Age 23
    In 2005, Paul Wall released his first album, The Peoples Champ, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
    More Details Hide Details The first single "Sittin' Sidewayz" featuring Big Pokey. The second single, "They Don't Know", featured 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 2005, he was signed to Atlantic Records and became successful with his major-label debut The Peoples Champ.
    More Details Hide Details Get Money, Stay True followed in 2007. Wall attended 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, Swishahouse, Chamillionaire and 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 Chamillionaire and Paul Wall became regular staples on Houston's mixtape circuit, appeared on several of Watts' mixtapes and became permanent members of Swishahouse. 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on March 11, 1981.
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