Chamillionaire & Paul Wall Bring Out H-Town’s Finest at Reunion Show [With Photos]

Neither Chamillionaire nor Paul Wall were wearing ruby red shoes at the House of Blues on Friday night (April 23) for their first on stage performance together in Houston since their split in 2004. But if the response of the capacity crowd and the throng of peers behind them on stage with their hands held high was any indication, there’s no place like home.

“The entire city of Houston showed up so heavy to support us tonight,” Cham said. “It made the decade worth of reppin’ for Texas completely worth it.”

Koopa and The People’s Champ thanked the crowd for coming out and paid homage to late H-Town greats Fat Pat, Big Moe, Hawk, DJ Screw and Pimp C before launching into bangers like, “Hip-Hop Police,” “Sittin’ Sideways,” “Ridin’ Dirty” and “Drive Slow.” The rejuvenated partners in rhyme volleyed back and forth between their respective catalogue of hits like Nadal and Federer in their epic match at Wimbledon.

To shakes things up, Cham challenged two random members of the audience to step into the cipher to spit 16s off the dome to the instrumental for ESG’s “Swang and Bang.” Both MCs wrecked it to the delight of the multitude of fans, before ESG himself jumped on stage to do a freestyle of his own. Lil Keke even got in on the action with a verse from his underground classic, “Pimp Da Pen.”

The noise levels went through the roof when the duo brought out Screwtown’s unofficial hip-hop mayor, Bun B, who had Pimp C’s son in tow [see below]. The UGK representer served up “Get Throwed” and “Draped Up” before returning the keys to the headliners drivin’ the show that might as well have been tippin’ on four-fours, wrapped in four vogues.

The rap duo then offered up new material for the masses to feast on: “Main Event” from Cham’s Venom, slated for a June 22 release, and “I’m on Patron” from Wall’s The Heart of a Champion, slated for a June 29 release.

“Tonight’s show was incredible,” Wall said. “To be able to share the stage with the legends we admired like ESG, Lil Keke and Bun B, that gave us a strong sense of Texas pride and tonight showed that the city is ready to unite and take over again.” —Maurice Bobb

Photos courtesy of xphaqtor. Click on images to enlarge.

  • heartlandG

    Good to see em bacc togetha, thats a goot look

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    • http://www.cafepress.com/icecream1 Myra

      Yea Chamillionaire got made because i was following him on twitter and he blocked a pretty model like me he must be the fuck gay! I got rappers thats not even underground that crazy about me. I guess hes made because he know aint nothing happening!

      • Anonymous

        Hahaha fuckin sluts gotta love’em

      • Anonymous

        You’re a dumb whore Myra.

  • ARKANSAS

    Yo, these niggaz are a dynamic duo a force to be recconed with! They go much harder together!

  • http://www.twitter.com/lovemimixoxo Mercedes

    The energy at this concert was amazing – Cham and Paul are so different but witnessing their combined flow was like watching magic – surprising without being overwhelming. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for their fans in the future.

  • iZIK

    bad ass concert. 2nd only to bun b’s first concert in houston since Pimp’s passing. Best part was when they started performing some of their old Swishahouse freestyles. Good looks XXL.

    oh yeah, the freestyles were actually over Mista Madd’s “Down South” beat, and Keke performed “3 In The Morning”, wish he wouldve did “Pimpin Pens” too though.

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  • caleb

    Glad to see Cham and Paul Wall back at it. Even if they don’t get along or whatever problem they had in the past. As a fan of both, I’d love to here another “Get Ya Mind Correct” type album, but we know that more than likely isn’t going to happen. Can’t wait until both of their CD’s drop. Until then they should keep on promoting themselves because from what KOOPA says, the label isn’t helping jack shit with the promoting of his album. Oh well. Props to both. ALLREADY!

  • Anthony Kellen

    awesome my 2 favorite artist droppin June 22 :D

  • phat pat

    they should have recorded the show and if they did they should sell it on dvd.

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    Paul Wall and Plies tonight in Tulsa. Was good. Get all your Expensive Taste, Rogue Status, Famous Stars and Straps, Rebel 8 and everthing else at weezoonline.com