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Paper Paulk

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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Aug
26
Paper Paulk @ Heart Nightclub

Miami, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, United States

Aug
25
Paper Paulk @ BackBooth

Orlando, Florida, United States

Orlando, Florida, United States

Aug
24
Paper Paulk @ The Orpheum

Tampa, Florida, United States

Tampa, Florida, United States

Aug
24
Paper Paulk @ BackBooth

Orlando, Florida, United States

Orlando, Florida, United States

Aug
23
Paper Paulk @ 1904 Music Hall

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Aug
20
Paper Paulk @ Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, Florida, United States

Pensacola, Florida, United States

Aug
19
Paper Paulk @ Gasa Gasa

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Aug
17
Paper Paulk @ Warehouse Live

Houston, Texas, United States

Houston, Texas, United States

Aug
16
Paper Paulk @ Austin City Hall

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Aug
15
Paper Paulk @ Grizzly Hall

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Aug
14
Paper Paulk @ RBC

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Aug
12
Paper Paulk @ Depot Entertainment District Association

Lubbock, Texas, United States

Lubbock, Texas, United States

Aug
11
Paper Paulk @ Club EPIC

Orlando, Florida, United States

Orlando, Florida, United States

Aug
10
Paper Paulk @ 191 Toole

Tuscon, Arizona, United States

Tuscon, Arizona, United States

Aug
09
Paper Paulk @ Club Red

Mesa, Arizona, United States

Mesa, Arizona, United States

Aug
05
Paper Paulk @ Los Globos

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Aug
04
Paper Paulk @ Velvet Jones

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Santa Barbara, California, United States

Aug
03
Paper Paulk @ The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, California, United States

Santa Cruz, California, United States

Aug
02
Paper Paulk @ 1015 Folsom

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States

Aug
01
Paper Paulk @ Blue Lamp Lounge

Sacramento, California, United States

Sacramento, California, United States

Jul
31
Paper Paulk @ Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor

89502, Nevada, United States

89502, Nevada, United States

Jul
29
Paper Paulk @ Peter's Room

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Jul
29
Paper Paulk @ Hi Fi Music Hall

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Jul
28
Paper Paulk @ The Crocodile

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Jul
22
Paper Paulk @ Hodi's Half Note

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Paper Paulk is back, giving fans two for the price of one. The midwest rapper drops his Stay Committed EP and releases the video for "Push the Button," the intro off the project. "This that lifestyle music from me to you, to encourage and motivate anyone that's distracted from staying committed," Paulk says through email.
Stay Committed is only five songs and comes in roughly under 21 minutes. The only guest feature on the EP is Chases N. Cashe.
The video for "Push the Button" finds Paper rapping in an abandon warehouse and is reminiscent to the set up of BET hip-hop cyphers. While he raps, two artists also play the saxophone behind him. The Chase N Cashe-produced banger is a standout record off the EP and shows listeners why he's one of the better artists in Cleveland.
Stay Committed EP is the follow up to the 28-year-old rapper's Fresh Vibes Sixteen project that dropped in last year. Fresh Vibes Sixteen was a 14-track tape that was inspired by Boaz Yakin's 1994 film, Fresh and boasted Paulk's singes “260” and “Summertime Grind." - XXL


Cleveland rapper Paper Paulk is committed to two things: Cleveland and good hip-hop. His debut EP, Power, received a guest appearance from Pusha T, he gained praise fellow Cleveland artist Machine Gun Kelly, and even earned a performance spot during the EST Fest.

He also spent this past summer opening for Kap G on a 40-city tour across the United States. Now the rapper is back with Stay Committed, and a new video for the track “Push The Button.”

Watch the video below. - The Source


Cleveland rapper Paper Paulk has delivered his new EP, Stay Committed. Produced by Chase and Cashe, the project contains six tracks, including the lead single, “Push The Button,” which he dropped a video for last month.This that lifestyle music from me to you, to encourage and motivate anyone that’s distracted from staying committed,” he said in a press release.

Paulk’s last musical adventure, the Power EP, featured guest vocals from Pusha T. Over the summer, he also went on a massive, 40-city tour with Kap G.

Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below - HipHop DX


Hometown: Cleveland
Twitter: @PaperPaulk
Notable songs: “Summertime Grind” “Opera,” “Deposit” and “260.”
Sounds like: Hustler ballads.

Why you need to know him: Paper Paulk is a 27-year-old MC with clear influences from Jay Z and Nas. He makes hustler anthems that lean towards one common message: he has to make it and get as much money as possible. With a background in poetry, Paulk is able to articulate his thoughts quite well while adding his own flair. Things seemed to click for him last year with his Power LP and he expanded his sound with the Fresh Vibes Sixteen EP.

Read More: The New New: 12 Cleveland Rappers You Should Know - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/01/cleveland-rappers-you-should-know/?trackback=tsmclip - XXL


Cleveland rapper Paper Paulk is gearing up to drop his new EP, Power, tomorrow, but before it comes out, he decides to debut a new track titled "Deposit" featuring Pusha T. It's not just a huge look for Paulk to be on a song with an artist like Pusha, but it's also a prime opportunity for him to show fans that he has what it takes to hold his own with the best in the game. Over gritty production, Paulk spits a mean opening verse before diving into a simple, yet effective hook that serves its purpose in between the menacing rhymes from both artists. - Complex


Earlier this year, Paper Paulk dropped his Power EP which included the Pusha T-assisted “Deposit,” and now the Cleveland rapper is back with Fresh Vibes Sixteen. The 11-track project is inspired by the 1994 film Fresh and showcases Paulk’s gritty style of rap that has earned him recognition in his hometown and beyond. - Complex


Rising newcomer Paper Paulk drops new heat titled “Opera” featuring Kissie Lee. The 26-year-old from Cleveland goes off, showing off his lyrical ability. “Ain’t no way around, they all know I’m goin’ blow/The same nigga that sold blow goin’ rock shows,” he raps in the opening verse. Kissie Lee handles the hook. Bump “Opera” above.
The outspoken MC found his passion for music and poetry, dropped out of college plus stopped hustling to further his music career. In 2012 Paper released his debut single “Never Change” and since then has released two mixtapes Street Dreaming Vol. I and Street Dreaming Vol. II. Now Paper Paulk is gearing up to release his debut EP, Power, on Feb. 19. The six-track project is produced entirely by Mally the Martian and features Pusha T. It is also the first of a two disc series with the second project, Moor Power, dropping later this summer. Peep the tracklist for Power below.
Cleveland is starting to produce another group of young talent. The city that brought to you big names such as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony plus former XXL Freshmen Machine Gun Kelly and Kid Cudi, - XXl- Emmanuel C.M


Paper Paulk drops the video to “Vows” off Fresh Vibes Sixteen. Paulk is seen in the video chilling with two baddies as they pillow fight and drive him around the city. The 27-year-old MC spits slick rhymes about the continuos grind of staying the top dog in the game.
Fresh Vibes Sixteen is inspired by Boaz Yakin’s 1994 film, Fresh. With singes like “260” and “Summertime Grind,” Paulk intricately weaves the movie’s soundbites and storylines with his own personal tales.
With cosigns from Machine Gun Kelly and Pusha T, Devin “Paper” Paulk looks like he’s going to take his career to another level. Peep the “Vows” video above and the mixtape below. - XXL


The undeniable flavor that is MadeinTYO (and producer K Swisha’s) “Uber Everywhere” has made its way to down through E. 110 St. in Cleveland and onto Paper Paulk’s radar.

LeBron James and the Cavs may have brought the city a shiny, new trophy but the hustle doesn’t stop for the hungry rapper, which is the basis Paulk has carved out for his new freestyle.

“‘Uber Everywhere’ is a tour of where I come from, a tour of my hood, city and the everyday struggles that go along with it,” Paulk tells HipHopDX. - Hip Hop DX


Former HipHopDX Features Editor Andre Grant said in his “Defense Of The Struggle Rapper” editorial, “Out of all the things the Hip Hop web has vilified, the “struggle rapper” might be the least deserving of all that ridicule.” Before Kendrick Lamar became big enough for Barack Obama to sing his praises or Drake found himself making deals with Apple, they were artists without a significantly large fanbase attempting what seemed like the impossible. Hitting the top of the charts became a distant goal to making past one hundred streams of a song possibly made within the confines of their bedroom walls and gaining likes, re-post or anything else that would reach someone. Providing a weekly outlet for those getting their feet wet in the sometimes brutal sport of Hip Hop, allow us to give readers a look into tomorrow’s possibilities through “Up NeXt.” - Hip Hop DX


On the Cheri Coke-assisted “SummerTime Grind,” he offers his own unique take on the 1991 DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince classic, “Summertime,” as 2016 winds down. Since the release of the Power EP, Paulk has been prepping his follow-up project, Fresh Vibes Sixteen. - Hip Hop DX


If Paper Paulk could do anything about it, Winter 2K16 would never come, especially in the heart of his hometown of Cleveland, OH. (B-r-r-r, and we’re not talking a Gucci Mane ad-lib.)

During his recent DX Live interview, the ardent lyricist actually revealed that his new Fresh Vibe Sixteen mixtape was actually inspired by the 1994 Boaz Yakin-directed film Fresh, the street savvy, Hip Hop/hood flick that starred Samuel L. Jackson and Giancarlo Esposito well before they were billion dollar box office boys and Breaking Bad, respectively. (Two points for alliteration.) - Hip Hop Dx


If you’re looking for some new vibes to kick back to, you’re in luck. Having teased fans with the tracks, “260” and “Summertime Grind,” Paper Paulk has just dropped two new releases: Fresh Vibes Sixteen mixtape and the visual to a brand new single, “Vows”.

Inspired by the Boaz Yakin film, “Fresh” (1994), Paulk’s mixtape intricately weaves the movie’s sound bites and storylines with his own personal tales. It’s a “fresh” cross-genre spin on a throwback classic. - Bossip


from Paper Paulk: “’Opera’ is, a symbolic movie about burying my past, careless behavior and the street life I needed to get away from. To evolve and show growth as a man and a human being.” - Hip Hop DX


Cleveland representer Paper Paulk has been quietly preparing for the release of his Power EP and today he gives everyone a small taste of what’s to come with the Kissie Lee-assisted “Opera.” Solid joint from Paulk right here.

Paulk’s Power EP is due out on February 19th. Until then, check out “Opera” below and look for the track’s accompanying video to hit a computer screen near you very soon. - Fake Shore Drive Ty Howard


Paper Paulk

Street Dreaming Vol. II

(self-released)

paperpaulk.com

Twenty-five-year-old local rapper Paper Paulk sold some 40,000 copies of last year's Street Dreaming Vol. I and undoubtedly hopes to duplicate the magic with this hour-long mixtape. The disc commences with a ballad of sorts that finds Paulk yelling out "street dreaming" over a dramatic piano riff. Paulk worked with a wide variety of different local producers and the production on the disc runs the gamut. Producer Mark Christian opts for something sparse on the percussion-heavy, shimmering "God Given." And he goes for something similar with "Black Diamond," a quiet tune that starts with a piano melody and soft vocals before turning up the volume. Guest vocalist Ebony James adds soulful vocals that offset Paulk's hard-hitting raps. He hiccups his way through the twitchy "Know Bout It," a tune that evokes the late, great Notorious B.I.G. This is an ambitious effort. Can't wait to see what the guy pulls off for his studio debut, which he says is in the works. - Cleveland Scene Mag - Jeff Niesel


After landing a spot on a mixtape by notable Cleveland DJ Steph Floss‘, and catching the influence of several Midwestern DJs and tastemakers, Paper Paulk is ready to push forward with his campaign, highlighted by the release of his new EP, Opera, which drops on February 19.

in case you haven’t heard his harrowing “Opera” single, you can listen to it here, and watch the brand new video for “Never Give In,” which is above. Paulk is a gritty emcee, and found influence in greats like Jay Z and Tupac, which is evidenced by his passionate delivery and his tenacious new music video. If you let Paulk tell it, “Decide what makes you happy, figure out what you love and fight for it. Never give up and Never give in!”

Listen to Opera below, and watch the new video above. You can also pre-order Opera here. You won’t be disappointed. - The Source- Khari


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New Cleveland, OH rapper Paper Paulk just dropped this gem off his upcoming Power EP due out 2/19. The solid six track project features Pusha T.

Here’s more on Paper Paulk:

Devin Paper Paulk, 26 years of age, hails from Cleveland, OH as an honest, outspoken, and passionate emcee. Finding influence in such hip-hop greats as Jay Z, Nas, and Big L, Paulk takes pride in lyrical quality and considers his music to be soulful, heartfelt, and aggressive.

After finding true passion for music and poetry, Paulk made the decision to drop out of college, stop hustling, and focus on music as his full-time career.Paper Paulk is set to release his debut EP, Power, on February 19. The project solely produced by Mally the Martian. The EP features six tracks and a guest appearance from Pusha T. It is also the first of a two disc series with the second project, Moor Power, dropping later this summer. Visit PaperPaulk.com for more information and stay tuned for Moor Power. - Bossip


The time has come! I know you have seen me make a couple post to get you ready for the final product. I would like to present an amazing project that I’m proud to have played a part in, Paper Paulk’s “Street Dreaming.” - LebronJames.com


Cleveland’s own Paper Paulk has been building a nice steady buzz for himself over the past year or so thank to his Power EP & impressive breakout single with Pusha T “Deposit.” Looking to capitalize off his growing momentum, the Cleveland spitter decides to come through today and share another new mixtape for the fans called Fresh Vibes Sixteen.

Laced with 11 tracks, the project is inspired by the 1994 Boaz Yakin film “Fresh,” which intricately weaves the movie’s sound bites and storylines with Paulk’s own personal tales. Speaking on the project, Paper Paulk had the following to say about the tape & his hometown: “Growing up in Cleveland, I learned all about the struggle and the streets of a blue collar city. You don't get to choose how and where you grow up but you have the choice to prove you can be whatever it is you wanna be.”

Stream and/or download the tape now. If you wish to see Paper Paulk live, look for him to hit the stage at this week’s AC3 event. - Hot New Hip Hop


Paper Paulk gets his first The DJBooth feature today, courtesy of his great work on his latest video Hustle On. Producer A. Smiff absolutely goes off with the old-school feel of organ and production that loops, reverses and carries on perfectly with Paulk’s flow. That being said written it doesn’t overshadow Paulk’s great lyrics, which speak about his struggles in the city, feelings on rap and why no one can tear him down. You can listen to Hustle On and many more street tales on Street Dreaming Vol. 1, out now. - djbooth.net


Paper Paulk has a very emotional delivery. The Cleveland rapper is able to express a lot through the tone of his voice, which can sometimes match the intensity of Meek Mill, and other times resemble the whispered wisdom of someone like Nas. It also helps that Paper can rap his ass off. His technical ability is impressive no doubt, but his words are also very memorable. Paulk seems to have an ear for production as well, which makes him the complete package when it comes to this competition, and force to be reckoned with.
- HotNewHipHop.com


Red Nova is a new visual from Paper Paulk’s “Street Dreaming Vol.1? which DJ Knyce and 8081 Meel.

- LebronJames.com


Devin Paper Paulk, 26 years of age, hails from Cleveland, OH as an honest, outspoken, and passionate emcee. Finding influence in such hip-hop greats as Jay Z, Nas, and Big L, Paulk takes pride in lyrical quality and considers his music to be soulful, heartfelt, and aggressive.

After finding true passion for music and poetry, Paulk made the decision to drop out of college, stop hustling, and focus on music as his full-time career. In late 2012 Paper Paulk released his first single "Never Change" (featured on DJ Steph Floss' Hot in Cleveland mixtape). Since then, Paulk has released two mixtapes, Street Dreaming Vol. I and Street Dreaming Vol. II, which not only caught the attention of blogs, publications and Midwest Dj’s, but also Mally the Martian, the creative director and music producer behind Fabolous' and The Family.

Paper Paulk is set to release his debut EP, Power, on February 19. The project solely produced by Mally the Martian. The EP features six tracks and a guest appearance from Pusha T. It is also the first of a two disc series with the second project, Moor Power, dropping later this summer. Visit PaperPaulk.com for more information and stay tuned for Moor Power. - This is 50


It’s been two years since Paper Paulk graced our front page, the Cleveland Ohio emcee makes a valiant return with the deeply personal, God Given. The delicate Mark Christian production floats in the background as Paulk speaks on everything from his cowardly father to God, who gave him style and grace. Great message, great music, and for those wanting more, be sure to check out his latest project, Street Dreaming Vol. 2.. Out Now - DjBooth.Net


Paper Paulk is an emerging artist out of Cleveland, Ohio, aimed with purpose and passion. Cut from the same cloth as top lyricists in rap, he has found inspiration in artists such as Jay Z, Nas, and Big Pun.

His single, “Opera,” is gaining major attention and he has no plans on slowing down. He also worked with G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T and recently released his much anticipated EP, Power. The album features six songs and is solely produced by Mally the Martian. Paper PaulK will follow Power with the release of Moor Power in the summer of 2016. - Rolling Out Magazine


Grind, the first visual off the Fresh Vibes Sixteen Mixtape is Paulk’s own twist on the legendary “Summertime” by The Fresh Prince released in 1991. Summertime Grind features the sultry background vocals of Cheri Coke and is produced by E.N.O.N. The video was directed by Ian Moore and shot in Los Angeles, California. He recently performed at Machine Gun Kelly’s EST FEST and dropped the “260” track from his upcoming mixtape which will drop later this month. - Bossip


If Paper Paulk could do anything about it, Winter 2K16 would never come, especially in the heart of his hometown of Cleveland, OH. (B-r-r-r, and we’re not talking a Gucci Mane ad-lib.)

During his recent DX Live interview, the ardent lyricist actually revealed that his new Fresh Vibe Sixteen mixtape was actually inspired by the 1994 Boaz Yakin-directed film Fresh, the street savvy, Hip Hop/hood flick that starred Samuel L. Jackson and Giancarlo Esposito well before they were billion dollar box office boys and Breaking Bad, respectively. (Two points for alliteration.) - Hip Hop DX


For those unfamiliar with Paulk, the 27-year-old Midwest spitter has been buzzing in the rap game, and previously collaborated with fellow Ohio native, Machine Gun Kelly. He also snagged a feature from Pusha T on his debut EP, Power. - Vibe Magazine


Our Cleveland homie Paper Paulk has been hard at work on his new project (Stay Committed — produced entirely by Chase N Cashe) and today, he looks to prepare everybody for what’s to come with the official release of the Young Roc-produced “Truthfully.”

Listen to what Paulk cooked up below and stay tuned for Stay Committed. - Fake Shore Drive


Before hitting everyone with his Stay Committed EP later this summer, Cleveland’s own Paper Paulk gets his Bron Bron on for his new joint “Player Coach.”

Listen to Paulk hit nothing but net on his newest drop below and stay tuned for more from the 216 representer. - Fake Shore Drive


Discography

Fresh Vibes Sixteen (2016)

Power EP - 2016

Opera (Power Single) 2016

Free Lunch (Album) 2015

Never Change 2012 (Single) Dj Stephfloss Hot in Cleveland 2

Hustle On 2013 (Single)

Ballin 2013 (Single)

Street Dreaming volume.1 LP (2013)

Radio one Cleveland z-1079fm Freestyle King

Red Nova 2013 (Single)

Ain't Real 2013 (Single)

Fuck em all 2013 (Single) HotNewHipHop.com Featured

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Bio

Devin Paper Paulk, 26 years of age, hails from Cleveland, OH as an honest, outspoken, and passionate emcee. Finding influence in such hip-hop greats as Jay Z, Nas, and Big L, Paulk takes pride in lyrical quality and considers his music to be soulful, heartfelt, and aggressive.

After finding true passion for music and poetry, Paulk made the decision to drop out of college, stop hustling, and focus on music as his full-time career. In late 2012 Paper Paulk released his first single “Never Change” (featured on DJ Steph Floss’ Hot in Cleveland mixtape). Since then, Paulk has released two mixtapes, Street Dreaming Vol. I and Street Dreaming Vol. II, which not only caught the attention of blogs, publications and Midwest Dj’s, but also Mally the Martian, the creative director and music producer behind Fabolous’ and The Family.

Paper Paulk is set to release his debut EP, Power, on February 19. The project solely produced by Mally the Martian. The EP features six tracks and a guest appearance from Pusha T. It is also the first of a two disc series with the second project, Moor Power, dropping later this summer. Visit PaperPaulk.com for more information and stay tuned for Moor Power.

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