Paul Wall

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Paul Wall
Paul Wall.jpg
Paul Wall in May 2005
Background information
Birth name Paul Michael Slayton[1]
Born (1981-03-11) March 11, 1981 (age 35)[1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1998–present
Labels Swishahouse, RED Distribution, Sony Music (bwa)
Associated acts The Color Changin' Click, Expensive Taste, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Lil' Keke, Michael "5000" Watts, Slim Thug, Kanye West, Z-Ro, OG Ron C, Mike Jones

Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with Swishahouse Records. He has released several albums under the label and collaborating with other rappers signed to the label. He was musical partners with rapper Chamillionaire with whom he released several albums including the independently released Get Ya Mind Correct. In 2005, he was signed to Atlantic Records and became successful with his major-label debut The Peoples Champ. Get Money, Stay True followed in 2007.[2]


Acting career[edit]

During his break from rapping, Paul Wall appeared in Furnace with Ja Rule. He also appeared in the 2009 movie I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell along with Jesse Bradford and Matt Czuchry. He was also in the 2010 Science Fiction movie Xtinction: Predator X.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Paul Wall married his girlfriend, Crystal, in 2006. Their son William Patrick Slayton was born April 18, 2006.[4][5] and their daughter Noelle Slayton was born in 2007.

During a concert in San Antonio, Paul Wall hit a fan with a microphone. The fan was flicking his middle finger at Paul Wall. Paul Wall apologized to not only the victim but to all his San Antonio fans.[6]

In 2010, Paul Wall went on an extreme diet and had gastric sleeve surgery,[7] resulting in an over 100 lb. weight loss. In February 2011, Paul Wall and his wife Crystal unveiled a Bonnie & Clyde 40's themed photo shoot, which revealed Paul's slimmer, trimmer physique.[8]


Main article: Paul Wall discography
Studio albums
Collaboration albums


Year Title Role
2006 Furnace Joey Robbins
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Grillionaire
2010 Alligator X Froggy
2011 Cash or Crash

Video games[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ozone Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2006 Paul Wall Taste Maker (style and trendsetter) Won
"I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)" (Remix) Best Rap/R&B Collaboration Won
"Holla at Me" Best Rap Collaboration Won

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2007 "Grillz" Best Rap Performance as a Duo or Group Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Texas Births 1926–1995". "Family Tree Legends". 
  2. ^ "Paul Wall Biography". Atlantic Records. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  3. ^ Xtinction (2010),
  4. ^ Black Celebrity Kids,babies, and their Parents » RAPPER PAUL WALL TALKS ABOUT BEING A DADDY. Blackcelebkids.Com (2006-04-18). Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  5. ^ "Paul Wall Gives Happy Home Tips! Top 7 Family Keepers!". 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  6. ^ Paul Wall – Sorry For Laying Down that Beat. (2010-09-28). Retrieved on 2011-01-05.
  7. ^ "Paul Wall's Dramatic Weight Loss! Life Changing Surgery; How He Did It!". July 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Paul Wall and Wife Crystal Go Gangsta! Hot Pics!". February 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Chick Magnet - Mobile". iTunes. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - #Checkseason by Paul Wall". 1981-03-11. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  11. ^ "Po Up Poet". iTunes. 
  12. ^ "slab god". iTunes. 
  13. ^

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