Paul Wall Announces New Album ‘slab god’
In the mid-2000s, Houston's hip-hop scene exploded into the mainstream, with Paul Wall right in the middle of it on the strength of his features on Mike Jones' "Still Tippin'" and Kanye West's "Drive Slow," his own massive single "Sittin' Sidewayz" and his debut album The People's Champ. Over the past 10 years, the H-Town MC has been steadily grinding, both with his music and with his work as a businessman running a custom jewelry shop that outfits much of his city with Paul Wall's signature grills. But he's also been heavily involved in one of Houston's most distinctive traditions, slab culture, restoring old school whips back to their former glory. Today, following up on his last release, 2014's Po' Up Poet, Paul Wall announces a new album dedicated to that tradition, titled slab god, due out Sept. 25 on Paul Wall Music/EMPIRE.
The album is lengthy at 17 tracks and counts 18 guests, ranging from Snoop Dogg to Curren$y to Trae Tha Truth to Devin The Dude to Lil Keke and plenty more. Check out Wall's first single, the album opener "Swangin' In The Rain," above, check out the full tracklist below and pre-order the album via iTunes right here. And don't miss our last interview with the Houston rapper, where we spoke to Paul Wall about rebuilding his career from the ground up, right here.
1. Swangin In The Rain
2. Ran A Check Up ft. DJ Chose
3. Crumble The Satellite ft. Currensy & Devin The Dude
4. Top Diine
5. No Insurance Ona Bitch ft. Husalah & DJ Mr. Rogers
6. Muddy Cups on Sunset
7. Steady Mobbin ft. Stunna Bam
8. Forever Hustle ft. Ampichino
9. Ridin Homie ft. Trae Tha Truth
10. Chose Me ft. Snoop Dogg & Berner
11. R.I.P. Act ft. C-Stone
12. Shine On Fo's ft. Le$
13. Check List ft. Lil Keke
14. Slander My Name ft. Deadend Redd x Sosa Mann
15. Fool 4 Money
16. Money Time ft. Big Tho
17. Hold It Diine 4 My City ft. Scotty ATL & Propain
Feeling nostalgic? Let Paul Wall take you on a mini tour of TV Johnny's infamous Houston Grill factory in this XXL throwback video below.