Paul Wall (real name Paul Slayton) is a rapper, producer, DJ, and jeweler from Houston, Texas. Paul started promoting for powerful Houston independent label Swishahouse Records in the late 1990's along with his childhood friend Chamillionaire (Hakeem Seriki). After a few months at Swishahouse, Paul and Chamillionaire convinced label owner Michael 5000 Watts to allow the duo to appear on a mixtape; the mixtape became influential throughout Houston, and Paul Wall and Chamillionaire went on to become fixtures in the Houston rap scene.After a dispute with Michael 5000 Watts in 1999 Chamillionaire and Paul Wall left the Swishahouse label, forming a duo they named The Color Changin' Click. The Color Changin' Click signed to rival Houston label Paid in Full Entertainment in 2002, releasing their first major album Get Ya Mind Correct that same year. Though The Color Changin' Click recorded a second album in 2003 it was never released; the pair had a falling out that caused Chamillionaire to leave the group and start his own label, while Paul Wall remained with Paid in Full long enough to release a solo album, 2004's Chick Magnet. The pair have since reconciled and buried their beef, though Chamillionaire still maintains his own record label, Chamillitary Records. Chick Magnet was the result of a one-album contract with Paid in Full; after its release Paul Wall returned to the Swishahouse camp, appearing on Mike Jones' 2005 hit "Still Tippin'" - one of the first Southern rap songs to receive heavy airplay - along with fellow Swishahouse alumni Slim Thug. He released his breakout album The People's Champ later that year; featuring successful singles "They Don't Know", "Sittin' Sideways", and "Girl", The Peoples Champ went on to sell over a million copies, firmly establishing Paul Wall as one of the most visible exponents of the slow, psychedelic Houston rap subgenre. In 2007 Paul Wall returned to the forefront of the rap game with the release of his second major Swishahouse album Get Money, Stay True. The critically acclaimed album - which features appearances by rap legends Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri, as well as Houston locals Lil' Keke and Yung Redd - debuted at the number 8 spot on the Billboard 200 the week of its release and has so far spawned two singles, "Break 'Em Off" and "I'm Throwed". After a number of high-profile collaborations throughout 2007 (most notably with Three 6 Mafia and DJ Khalid) Paul Wall began working on his third record, Life in the Fast Lane, which he plans to release sometime in 2008. Outside of his solo career, Paul Wall is also a member of Expensive Taste, a crossover project featuring rapper Skinhead Rob of The Transplants and drummer Travis Barker, formerly of pop-punk band Blink 182. He is also the co-owner of Grills By Paul Wall, a Houston jewelry store specializing in hip-hop bling.
Paul Wall (born Paul Slayton on March 30, 1980) is an American rapper, DJ, and promoter from Houston, Texas. Notable as one of the few successful white Southern rappers, Slayton is affiliated with Swishahouse Records, formerly Swisha Blast Records. Slayton is a graduate of Jersey Village High School and studied mass communications at the University of Houston for three years. Paul Wall was originally one-half of Houston power duo The Color Changing Click, alongside long-time partner (and now estranged acquaintance) Chamillionaire.
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Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul 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. 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.