The Peoples Champ is the second studio album by rapper Paul Wall. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 176,000 copies its first week. This is his second album overall and the first to top the Billboard 200. This album is also available in a Chopped and Screwed version by DJ Michael "5000" Watts. There is a special 2-disc edition available with an alternative album cover and a bonus disc. The five singles from the album are "Sittin' Sidewayz", "They Don't Know", "Internet Goin Nutz", "Girl" and Kanye West's Drive Slow featuring Paul Wall & GLC, which was released on West's Late Registration prior to this album. In 2010, Rhapsody called The Peoples Champ one of the top ten albums by a white rapper.
The Peoples Champ received mildly positive reviews from music critics who found him better than fellow Houston rapper Mike Jones. Tom Breihan of Pitchfork Media credited newcomer producer Grid Iron for providing some consistent beats throughout the album and Wall for being an above-average rapper saying "So Wall is a good rapper, but not a great one. But then, this is 2005, and all a rapper needs to make a good album is enough great, complimentary beats and guest appearances to keep the whole thing interesting all the way through." Andy Kellman of AllMusic also praised Wall as a rapper, saying his flow is something that "always fits into the fabric of the track." K. B. Tindal of HipHopDX praised the album for its party tracks but was looking for some substance throughout it saying "After actually listening to the project it was worth the wait but still could have been a little more introspective with more heartfelt tracks. [...] For the most part it is what it is; shit talking made to sound good."