Happy Birthday, Paul Wall: 10 Great Photos of The People's Champ

Paul Wall backstage at Warehouse Live during The Trillest Tour, March 2014.
Paul Wall backstage at Warehouse Live during The Trillest Tour, March 2014.
Photos by Marco Torres

Today is the birthday of one's of H-Town's finest entertainers, who most recently has been calling himself "The Po Up Poet." You may also know him as "The People's Champ" or "The Iceman". There's definitely no mistaking him once the track bumps and he announces his presence: "Paul Wall, baby!"

Wall has accomplished plenty in his nearly 15 years in the rap game. From passing out flyers at strip clubs, to collaborations (and fallout) with Chamillionaire, his work for Swishahouse, serving as president of the Texas Chapter of the Grammy Awards, and even landing a feature on Kanye's Late Registration (2005). He embodies the hustler spirit that H-Town has become known for, and continues to be one of the most sincere and approachable individuals in the Houston music scene.

So today we salute Paul on his birthday. Keep shining, sir!

UFC Champ Tito Ortiz poses with Wall at Toyota Center during UFC 136, October 2011.
UFC Champ Tito Ortiz poses with Wall at Toyota Center during UFC 136, October 2011.
On the sidelines at Robertson Stadium during the Conference USA Championship, December 2011
On the sidelines at Robertson Stadium during the Conference USA Championship, December 2011
Speaking on a panel at the Awready Music Conference at the University of Houston, March 2012
Speaking on a panel at the Awready Music Conference at the University of Houston, March 2012
Performing om the Red Bull Stage at Free Press Summer Fest, June 2013
Performing om the Red Bull Stage at Free Press Summer Fest, June 2013
Posing with a fan at MacGregor Park during the SLAB Parade, October 2013
Posing with a fan at MacGregor Park during the SLAB Parade, October 2013
Slim Thug and Wall collecting toys for needy kids at Southside Smoke Shop during their annual toy drive, December 2013.
Slim Thug and Wall collecting toys for needy kids at Southside Smoke Shop during their annual toy drive, December 2013.
Posing with Big Pokey, Lil Keke, TV Johnny and Bushwick Bill backstage at the Arena Theater, February 2014
Posing with Big Pokey, Lil Keke, TV Johnny and Bushwick Bill backstage at the Arena Theater, February 2014

More photos on the next page.

 

Posing with his family before performing onstage for the "Welcome to Houston" set at Free Press Summer Fest, May 2014
Posing with his family before performing onstage for the "Welcome to Houston" set at Free Press Summer Fest, May 2014
Shooting his verse during the video shoot for Delo's "Picture Me Swangin' Remix" at MacGregor Park, October 2014
Shooting his verse during the video shoot for Delo's "Picture Me Swangin' Remix" at MacGregor Park, October 2014
Posing with JMac from 97.9 The Box at the Winter H-Town Sneaker Summit, December 2014
Posing with JMac from 97.9 The Box at the Winter H-Town Sneaker Summit, December 2014

****BONUS*****

A portrait of Paul Wall on the hood of a lowrider for the Exclusive Taste Car Club during the Latin Fantasy Lowrider Car Show, December 2014
A portrait of Paul Wall on the hood of a lowrider for the Exclusive Taste Car Club during the Latin Fantasy Lowrider Car Show, December 2014

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When he's not roaming around the city in search of tacos and graffiti, Marco points his camera lens towards the vibrant Houston music scene and beyond. Follow his adventures on Instagram at @MarcoFromHouston.

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