The Peoples Champ

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The Peoples Champ
Studio album by Paul Wall
Released September 27, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Length 70:18
Label Swishahouse, Atlantic, Asylum
Producer Paul Wall, DJ Paul & Juicy J, Michael 5000 Watts, Grid Iron, Sanchez Holmes, Khao, Kojack, Salih Williams, KLC, Mr Lee (producer), Kanye West, Speez, A. Sampson
Paul Wall chronology
The Chick Magnet
(2004)
The Peoples Champ
(2005)
Get Money, Stay True
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews 8/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured Guest(s) Producer(s) Time
1 "I'm a Playa" Three 6 Mafia DJ Paul, Juicy J 4:25
2 "They Don't Know" Mike Jones GridIron Glow-Ree 3:43
3 "Ridin' Dirty" Trey Songz GridIron Glow-Ree 4:27
4 "State to State" Freeway Sanchez Holmes 4:12
5 "So Many Diamonds" T.I. Khao 3:58
6 "Smooth Operator" Kool Kojak 3:15
7 "Sittin' Sidewayz" Big Pokey of the S.U.C. Salih Williams 3:52
8 "Internet Going Nutz" KLC 4:43
9 "Trill" B.G. & Bun B GridIron Glow-Ree, Mike Dean, Medicine Man & TicToc 4:08
10 "Sippin' tha Barre" Mr Lee (producer) 4:39
11 "Drive Slow" Kanye West & GLC Kanye West 4:33
12 "March 'n' Step" GridIron Glow-Ree Unique & Lil Wayne 3:47
13 "Got Plex" Archie Lee & Cootabang Speez 3:45
14 "Girl" Speez 4:38
15 "Big Ballin'" GridIron Glow-Ree 4:01
16 "Sip-N-Get High" Aqualeo Alan Sampson 3:45
17 "Just Paul Wall" GridIron Glow-Ree 4:11
18 "They Don't Know" Bun B GridIron Glow-Ree 3:43

Chopped and Screwed version[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. Sittin' Sidewayz (Featuring Big Pokey)
  3. Big Ballin'
  4. March N' Step (Featuring Unique & Lil Wayne)
  5. State to State (Featuring Freeway)
  6. Trill (Featuring BG and Bun B)
  7. Girl
  8. Just Paul Wall
  9. So Many Diamonds (Featuring T.I.)
  10. Smooth Operator
  11. Got Plex (Featuring Archie Lee and Cootabang)
  12. They Don't Know (Featuring Bun B)
  13. Ridin' Dirty (Featuring Trey Songz)
  14. Internet Going Nutz
  15. I'm A Playa (Featuring Three 6 Mafia)
  16. Sip-N-Get High (Featuring Aqualeo)
  17. Drive Slow (Kanye West featuring Paul Wall and GLC)
  18. Outro

Samples[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position[8]
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
Preceded by
Late Registration by Kanye West
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 25, 2005 - October 1, 2005
Succeeded by
Ten Thousand Fists by Disturbed

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