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Apr
29
Paul Wall @ Pearl Concert Theatre at Palms Casino Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Apr
28
Paul Wall @ Coors Amphitheater

Chula Vista, California, USA

Chula Vista, California, USA

Apr
27
Paul Wall @ Cricket Pavillion

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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PAUL WALL STAYS TRUE;
THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP RETURNS AT LAST WITH
HUGELY ANTICIPATED SECOND SOLO ALBUM;
“GET MONEY – STAY TRUE” HITS STREETS APRIL 3RD;
FIRST SINGLE, “BREAK ‘EM OFF,” ARRIVES AT RADIO;
HOUSTON HIP-HOP SUPERSTAR SET FOR FALL OUT BOY TOUR

SwishaHouse/Asylum/Atlantic recording artist Paul Wall has announced early details of his eagerly awaited second album. Dubbed “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE,” the Houston-based hip-hop sensation’s follow-up to 2005’s #1, RIAA platinum-certified “THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP” is set to drop on April 3rd. The album’s first single, “Break ‘Em Off,” has just arrived at multi-format radio outlets nationwide.
“GET MONEY – STAY TRUE” sees Paul Wall joined in the studio by an array of production aces, including Mr. Lee, Drummer Boy, Addict, KLC, DJ Montay, Travis Barker, Jermaine Dupri, and Freeway. Among the star-studded company lending their voices to the collection are Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Lil Keke, Freeway, Rick Ross, Fergie, Jon B, Trina, Crys Wall, Yung Redd, and Expensive Taste (Travis Barker & Skinhead Rob). In addition to recording in his homebase of Houston, Wall also laid down tracks in the Austin, Texas studio of legendary country artist Willie Nelson.
Paul Wall recently received his first-ever Grammy Award nomination, getting the nod for “Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group” – for his teaming with Nelly on the #1 single, “Grillz,” also featuring Ali & Gipp.
To celebrate the release of “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE,” Paul Wall will hit the road with Fall Out Boy on the band’s 2007 Honda Civic Tour. The major cross-country trek – which will also feature support from +44, The Academy Is…, and Cobra Starship – will kick off April 18th in Charlotte, North Carolina and run through mid-June, hitting more than 40 cities throughout North America.
AOL Music (www.aolmusic.com) is offering an exclusive First Listen from “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE.” Fans can log on to hear "Break ‘Em Off," "Fire" featuring Trina, “Call Me What You Want,” and a snippet of the track "Everybody Know Me." In addition to the First Listen, AOL Music is featuring Wall’s personal track-by-track guide to the album, an in-depth interview, photo gallery, and exclusive “Grillz Gallery” – where fans can see how their favorite celebrities would look with one of Paul’s custom grillz.
In other online news, Paul’s weekly series, “Get Money TV,” has just launched on YouTube (www.youtube.com/profile?user=GetMoneyTV), while “Break ‘Em Off” has already reached 1.6 million streams on his MySpace page.
The multi-talented rapper/producer – who will be a featured model in Avirex’s upcoming print ad campaign – is currently allied with NBA superstar LeBron James and Coca-Cola’s Sprite in a national contest inviting consumers to create theme songs for new Sprite TV commercials to air during next month’s NBA All-Star Weekend. Full details of the competition – which will see Paul, James, and Cleveland rapper Al Fatz personally selecting the winning tracks – can be found at www.LeBron23-23.com, along with weekly blog posts from the team of judges.
In addition, Paul– who along with his musical career is also a highly skilled jeweler, famous for creating custom diamond grills -- has teamed up with Zenetti, a global trendsetter in designer automotive accessories, to create a signature line of vehicle grills and wheels. Further details of the cubic zirconium-encrusted items can be found at www.grillsbypaulwall.com or www.zenetti.com.
What’s more, Paul will take part in the upcoming DUB Magazine Car Show & Concert tour, the nationwide car show highlighting a diverse display of customized imports, SUVs, and luxury vehicles, as well as performances and DJ sets from today’s top stars. The tour – the world’s largest custom auto show and concert tour – begins on March 18th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with stops across the country slated through October (see www.dubmagazine.com/dubshow for full details).
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Paul Wall first made a name for himself in underground hip-hop circles as one-half of the Color Changin’ Click, alongside Chamillionaire. The duo lit up the streets on a series of SwishaHouse mixtapes, eventually unleashing the breakthrough independent release, “GET YA MIND CORRECT,” in 2002. Two years later, Paul received national attention via his appearance on Mike Jones’s hit single/video, “Still Tippin’” – the mainstream’s first glimpse of Houston’s unique and virtually overlooked hip-hop culture.
Released in September of 2005, Paul’s SwishaHouse/Asylum/Atlantic debut, “THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP,” made its chart entry atop the Billboard 200 – a feat that was then unheard of for a Houston rapper. The rest, as they say, is history. Along with countless guest appearances – including tracks with 50 Cent, Daddy Yankee, Three 6 Mafia, Kanye West, and many others – Paul continues a parallel career as a DJ and remixer, creating screwed-and-chopped remixes for everyone from rappers to rock bands. - “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE” HITS STREETS APRIL 3RD;


Discography

2002: Get Ya Mind Correct (with Chamillionaire)
2004: Chick Magnet
2005: Controversy Sells (with Chamillionaire)
2005: The People's Champ
2007: Get Money, Stay True

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Even a little bit of money, fame, or success can change a person. But with six albums, a successful grills business (Grills by Paul Wall), and global recognition, Paul Wall is still the same platinum-toothed hustler from Houston. Following his #1, RIAA platinum-certified 2005 SwishaHouse/Asylum/Atlantic Records debut, “THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP,” Paul looks to have the Internet and the whole world goin’ nutz again with his new effort, “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE."

Before Paul was “tippin’ on 4-4s,” the young go-getter was grinding as part of the reputable Houston-based label, SwishaHouse. Following several mixtapes and independent releases, he and a slew of Houston rappers introduced their unique regional aesthetic to the rap world at large. Soon, candy paint and chopped-and-screwed became synonymous with Houston, and Paul was a major player in the movement. Though well known in H-Town quarters, he finally hit it big. By late 2005, Paul’s drive-slow anthem “Sittin’ Sidewayz” was bumping everywhere. He also supplied verses on Mike Jones’s “Still Tippin’,” Kanye West’s “Drive Slow,” and Nelly’s Grammy-nominated “Grillz.”

While Paul’s sound and lyrics are more polished this time around, he hasn’t forgotten his roots. “You gotta stay true to who you are. No matter how much success I saw, where I went or what I did, or who I did a song with, or how much my album sold, how many awards, nominations, people are always like, ‘you still the same person you were five years ago.’” “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE” is a testament to that, from the first single “Break Em Off” featuring Lil Keke to the Jermaine Dupri-produced “I’m Throwed.”

Handling the majority of production is Paul’s longtime collaborator Mr. Lee, who helmed “On The Grind” featuring Freeway, and “Call Me What U Want” featuring Yung Redd & E Class. Paul also hooks up with Juelz Santana (“I’m Real, What Are You?”) and Snoop (“Everybody Know Me”). “Down in Texas, we definitely like our music slow, so a lot of the songs have a slow, entrancing type of vibe,” says Paul. “We just wanted to make some good music.”

Another standout track, “Slidin’ On That Oil,” introduces Paul’s new group, Expensive Taste, which he formed with rock musicians Travis Barker and Skinhead Rob. Paul’s wife Crystal (a.k.a. Crys Wall) was the inspiration behind “That Fire” featuring Trina, produced by Mr. Lee. “She would always tease me about how she had that fire in the bedroom,” says Paul. Turning the tables, Crys co-wrote the Lee-produced “Tonight” featuring R&B crooner Jon B. “It’s not really a song you’d expect me to rap on. I just heard the beat, and I was like, ‘I’d love to get somebody and make, like, a playa love song.’”

Throughout “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE,” Paul is uncompromising. From Houston to Hollywood, the rap star has worked his way up without neglecting his humble beginnings. “People always have something to say about how you should make music but I make music ‘cause I love it. I just maintain the integrity that I’ve kept and have fun with it.”
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Paul Wall first made a name for himself in underground hip-hop circles as one-half of the Color Changin’ Click, alongside Chamillionaire. The duo lit up the streets on a series of SwishaHouse mixtapes, eventually unleashing the breakthrough independent release, “GET YA MIND CORRECT,” in 2002. Two years later, Paul received national attention via his appearance on Mike Jones’s hit single/video, “Still Tippin’” – the mainstream’s first glimpse of Houston’s unique and virtually overlooked hip-hop culture.

Released in September 2005, Paul’s SwishaHouse/Asylum/Atlantic debut, “THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP,” made its chart entry atop the Billboard 200 – a feat that was then unheard of for a Houston rapper. The rest, as they say, is history. Along with countless guest appearances – including tracks with 50 Cent, Daddy Yankee, Three 6 Mafia, Kanye West, and many others – Paul continues a parallel career as a DJ and remixer, creating screwed-and-chopped remixes for everyone from rappers to rock bands. In addition, his partnership with Houston jeweler “TV Johnny” Dang has turned into a world-renowned operation. Paul has also teamed up with Zenetti, a global trendsetter in designer automotive accessories, to create a signature line of vehicle grills and wheels.