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Paul Wall

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    93.7 The Beat's "Welcome to H-Town" Concert at Arena Theatre, 2/28/2014

    Geto Boys, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lil' Keke & Slim Thug Arena Theatre February 28, 2014 So there's a new radio station in town, KQBT 93.7 The Beat. ("Radar Love" can now be heard exclusively on 106.9 The Eagle.) These upstarts claim to be the home of H-Town's real hip-hop and R&B. That tagline remains fa ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2013

    He May Be Older, Healthier and More Responsible, But Paul Wall Is Still Tippin'

    Houston rapper and grillmaker Paul Wall is tippin' a little more responsibly these days.

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    June 2, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Saturday's Best Acts, 6/1/2013

    Alabama Shakes I went into this expecting to enjoy the set by Alabama Shakes, but I didn't realize how it was going to set the tone for the rest of my day. I arrived under the overbearing sun, and struggled to catch glimpses of Japandroids. Festival frustrations threatened to make a bad scene. But ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Old Gold: The Explosion of Vintage Jewelry In Hip-Hop

    In the past year, the hip-hop scene has traded in a great deal of its diamond-encrusted Jesus pieces and record-label logo necklaces for items with a bit more "vintage designer" style. From coast to coast, we are now seeing entertainers and tastemakers flash their vintage Chanel and antique Versace ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Texans-Patriots: The 10 Last Rapper Tweets of the Season

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, in the sight of God and his company, to mourn the loss our valiant football heroes, the United-States-Houston-Texas Texans. They were taken from us too soon, to be sure. But know that theirs was a lush, well-lived life full of successes earned and achiev ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Texans-Titans: The 10 Best Playoff-Clinching Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. That professional football team is called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like last week and every oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    5 Weird Music Figurines To Spruce Up Your Home or Office

    For those looking to bring a bit of personality to their cubicle or to add character to a boring bookshelf there is a whole world of music collectables out there to choose from. From statues to bobbleheads to dolls these figures, no matter what you call them, are yet another revenue stream for the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Of Course Grills By Paul Wall Made Ryan Lochte's U.S. Flag Job

    The other day, when U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte was showing off his collection of jewel-encrusted mouthpieces (or "grills") to an NBC interviewer, we couldn't help but wonder if Paul Wall had a hand in it somehow. Of course he did. One grill in particular, made to look like the U.S. flag is now world- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Friday Night: Chamillionaire, Paul Wall & Z-Ro At Warehouse Live

    Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Z-Ro Warehouse Live May 5, 2012 If you've been staying up nights worrying that Houston's rap legacy will be lost on the city's current crop of teens and young adults, go ahead and sleep soundly tonight. The crowd for Friday night's concert featuring local all-stars Chamil ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Slim Thug, Bun B, and Paul Wall Agree the Cougars are Kind of Awesome

    Photo by Marc Brubaker​Well, this is weird. There's an undefeated team in town. And with the 12-0 Cougars hosting Southern Miss this Saturday, H-town loyalty is understandably high. We now have the perfect anthem for this weekend's conference showdown, thanks to a triumvirate of Houston hip-ho ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Three Days of Thanks: Rap Round Table

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Not Invited: This Week's Prompt: There are a bunch of things we're responsible ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Sittin Sidewayz: Paul Wall Busted For Pot In El Paso

    lockerz.com/Paul Wall via Twitter​Paul Wall followed in the footsteps of his outlaw country heroes over the weekend... all the way to jail. Wall, fellow Houston rapper Baby Bash ("Suga Suga") and producer BiggRoy were arrested early Sunday on suspicion of possession of less than 2 ounces of m ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    No Swag: Paul Wall's Rumored Young Money Deal, Falling Stages

    Despite what you may have heard, swag isn't dead yet; at least not in Houston. Have any swagged-out projects or general ideas? E-mail alliswagoner@gmail.com. images.blastro.comRemember this?​Paul Wall Signs to Young Money? People have been saying that The People's Champ has decided to sign wi ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    What Is The Best Boxing-Match Entrance Music?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Paul Wall, One Hunnidt, Mac, O.N.E., Brad ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Five Plot Points From 5200, Z-Ro's Latest Tape

    ​About two weeks or so ago, Roel Osteen released 5200, a grab-bag mixtape of various clips of music that have appeared elsewhere online. It's a mostly fun tape. Notes ahead. One bulleted point for each of the fingers on his right hand. #PayingHomage The best song on the tape is "Southside Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Note To Fans: Don't Give Paul Wall The Finger

    Updated at 4:43 p.m. to include Wall's apology. When last Paul Wall came to TMZ's attention, it was for some iPhone video he shot of a rather... disgruntled Whataburger customer after his SXSW showcase with Chamillionaire in March. Rocks Off just watched the video again, and it's still hilarious. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Why Do Rappers Always Go Onstage So Late?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Fat Tony, K-Rino and Kyle Hubbard No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Can Non-Black Rappers Use The N-Word In Their Music?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Chuckway, Paul Wall, Fat Tony, Yung Redd, Coast Not Invited: The Rev. Jesse Jackson Photo il ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    So What's Up With Kanye's "Power" Video?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday or pre-empted by HPMA showcase coverage, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Paul Wal ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Paul Wall Shows His Skillz On Heart of a Champion

    OG PR​Paul Wall is the subject of this week's music feature. Read that right now. Two weeks ago, he released his fifth studio LP, Heart of a Champion. Buy that right now. Go on. We'll wait. ... ... Now, in that feature that you just read, it notes that the central theme driving the creative ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    The Curious Case of the People's Champ

    Paul Wall is neither a cartoon nor an asshole.

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    July 14, 2010

    Paul Wall All Smiles At Album-Release Party

    Photos by Shea Serrano​4:41 p.m.: Ack. Driving from the far south side of town to the far north side of town between 4:15 and 6:15 p.m. has to be what it felt like to drive from one side of Texas to the other by stagecoach. This is the worst. Hopefully we packed enough canned meats and fresh d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Willie Movie Postponed; Woven Bones Cancel; Paul Wall Hosts Party

    ​Just a few late-breaking notes before Rocks Off gets the hell out of here... Austin lo-fi garage trio Woven Bones has canceled its show at Mango's tonight. No reason was given; all the more reason to go see Lightning Bolt and Indian Jewelry at Khon's. Aurora Picture Show's screening of W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    How Important Is It That Rappers Be "Real"?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Fat Tony, Sam Sneed and Yung Redd Not Invited: Plies and Rick Ross Photo illustra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Hip Hop Honors Doesn't Totally Embarrass The South

    VH1 honored the Dirty South for the 2010 edition of Hip-Hop Honors. We flew out there and sat in on the taping this past weekend. Or we Tivo'd it while we put our kids to bed and then watched it afterwards. One of those is true. Willie D​ 8:00 p.m.: Oh, good. Darrell from The Office is hosting to ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Will Hip-Hop Ever Get Over Its Homophobia?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​Homosexuality in hip-hop is a polarizing talking point. So much so, in f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Paul Wall's Got Your iPhone Goin' Nuts

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​April 23, 2010. That was to be the most glorious day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    This Guy Really Wanted A Cheeseburger - Luckily, Paul Wall Caught It On Camera

    Dudes brawling in Whataburger, at least one minus underwear: Just like you like it.​No doubt headlining your own SXSW showcase is hungry work, so after he and Chamillionaire closed out the "Best In Texas" night at a sold-out La Zona Rosa March 17, Paul Wall did what a lot of dyed-in-the-wool Texan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    This Guy Really Wanted A Cheeseburger - Luckily, Paul Wall Caught It On Camera

    Dudes brawling in Whataburger, at least one minus underwear: Just like you like it.​No doubt headlining your own SXSW showcase is hungry work, so after he and Chamillionaire closed out the "Best In Texas" night at a sold-out La Zona Rosa March 17, Paul Wall did what a lot of dyed-in-the-wool Texan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    The Best Slap-Fights, Verbal Or Otherwise, In Houston Rap History

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​Last week, Chamillionaire and Paul Wall kicked off their 20-city "In Love Wit My Money" reunion tour in d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Ask A Rapper: Paul Wall Tells All On The Chamillionaire Reunion, His New Album And Budding Acting Career

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    Ultimate Victory

    Fences with Paul Wall mended, upcoming tour planned, Chamillionaire is comfortable being the rapper next door.

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    December 18, 2009

    Five Spot: We Beat Down a Burglar, and New Music From Paul, Jay'Ton, Devin, Bun, Pimp and Coota

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​I caught somebody trying to break into my house Wednesday. And I pu ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    Local Album of the Week: Paul Wall's Fast Life

    Paul Wall Fast Life www.grillsbypaulwall.comDid high gas prices kill off Paul Wall? Not really - that's just a coincidence. Rather, the H-Town artist known for his candy cars and diamond grills has suffered from being too closely identified with a regional sound that is no longer fashionable. Just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Soulbrotha, Slim Thug, Will Smith, Lil Wayne/Michael Phelps, Jodeci, DMX, MC Hammer, Yungstar and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Viva La Revolucion," Soulbrotha Wire To Wire Slim Thug says March will be highlighted by the relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Grammy Day at U of H Until 5

    Paul Wall: Also available for oral-hygeine advice. Today at the UH Main Campus on Cullen, The Recording Academy and the Grammys are putting on a Career Day for students in the college's music department. The Grammys hold these workshops around the country for students looking to take the leap into ... More >>

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    February 25, 2008
  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Sayonara , Matt Sonzala

    Talking SXSW and rap's current malaise with a soon-to-be ex-Houstonian

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    August 23, 2007
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    April 10, 2007
  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Houston Hip-Hop

    Mike Watts and his stable of northside rappers take a southside legend's style to the masses

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    December 19, 2006
  • News

    August 10, 2006

    The Orange Show

    Spain Colored Orange takes home four Press Music Awards

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    August 4, 2006
  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Million Dollar Smile

    Paul Wall joins George Foreman in the famous Houston grill club

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Hothouse Flowers

    Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms

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