They Don't Know (Paul Wall song)

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"They Don't Know"
Single by Paul Wall featuring Mike Jones and Bun B
from the album The Peoples Champ
Released November 29, 2005
Format digital download, CD single
Recorded October 4, 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:39
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Calvin Earl Avent, Todd Edwards Berry, Clad L Butler, Bernard Freeman, Mike A Jones, Paul Slayton,
Paul Wall featuring Mike Jones and Bun B singles chronology
Sittin' Sidewayz
They Don't Know
Bun B singles chronology
"3 Kings"
"They Don't Know"
"Draped Up"

They Don't Know is the second single from Houston based rapper Paul Wall's second album The Peoples Champ. The album's version of the song features Mike Jones. There is also a remix that features Lil Keke, Slim Thug, Big Hawk, Bun B, and Trae. The video is a composite of both versions of the song featuring both Bun B & Mike Jones, where Paul Wall's second verse is shortened for Bun B's verse. Lil Keke, Slim Thug and Killa Kyleon made cameo appearances in the video. An older version of the song was featured on Paul Wall's first solo album, Chick Magnet.


The chorus is made of various vocal samples:

  • "They don't know what that star about, they don't know what that barre about, they don't know what that candy car about or smokin' that jar about" - Sampled from UGK's "Wood Wheel".
  • "Texas is the home of the players and pimps" - Sampled from Lil Keke's "Still Pimping Pens".
  • "Showin' naked ass in the great state of Texas" - Sampled from Lil Keke's "Pimp Tha Pen".
  • "3rd coast born and we were Texas raised" - Sampled from Fat Pat's "3rd Coast".
  • "Texas motherfucker that's where I stay" - Sampled from UGK's "Murder".