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Birth name: Paul Slayton.
Born: March 30, 1980 Houston, Texas, United States.
Paul Wall biography (bio):
Paul Wall is affiliated with Swishahouse Records. Slayton is a graduate of Jersey Village High School and studied mass communications at The University of Houston for three years. His parents are Michael T. & Rikki L. Slayton of Houston. Paul Wall was originally one-half of Houston power duo The Color Changin' Click.
Paul Wall began his musical career as working his way up from rapping as a kid in houston performing at many youth festivals and gatherings before venturing into southern hip-hop. Paul Wall and Chamillionaire soon went to Swishahouse, but left for Paid in Full Records a short time later. After several mixtape and independent releases, including the critically acclaimed Get Ya Mind Correct, the two parted ways. Chamillionaire continued to release independent records, while Paul Wall returned to the Swishahouse fold. This move allowed him to appear on Mike Jones' first commercially distributed single, "Still Tippin'", from his first major label album Who Is Mike Jones?. Who Is Mike Jones? was the first screwed & chopped music to receive major play outside of the Houston area, both on mainstream radio and video outlets such as MTV and Clear Channel affiliates.
Wall credits a lot of his success to the mixtape game, having hosted tapes by DJ Ideal, Joey Fingaz, DJ Rondevu and many others. Paul Wall dominated the mixtape scene and was the first Texas rapper to host a DJ SWB video mix dvd.
He also screwed & chopped albums for T.I. Urban Legend, as well as Z-RO's Let The Truth Be Told, I'm Still Livin albums.
He is also in a group called Expensive Taste with Rob Aston an ex-Transplants member, and +44's Travis Barker (ex-Aquabats, Blink-182, Box Car Racer, and Transplants). Their debut album is set to be released sometime in 2007, but it is unknown when the band will have time to release the record and tour, as Barker's priority is with +44 and Wall is working on his next album. In February 2007, Paul Wall appeared in the VH1 documentary Bling'd: Blood, Diamonds, and Hip-Hop, which chronicles his visit to Sierra Leone, where he investigated the blood diamond phenomenon and witnessed the aftermath of that country's civil war alongside Raekwon and Tego Calderon.