PAUL WALL & BABY BASH – THE LEGALIZERS VOL. 3: PLANT BASED

Paul Wall and Baby Bash team up again for another album. This one went a bit better than last time. On the mic, Paul Wall does his Houston, TX thing and spits the bars that we have grown to expect from him. He does a good job showcasing the culture. Baby Bash isn’t as bad on this go round either. It’s almost like he redeemed himself from last time. You get some features from Slim Thug, LE$, GT Garza, and more. The music on this project is pretty decent overall. It definitely sounds like they were trying to shoot for a more radio friendly sounding album with a lot of the songs on here. They might have been shooting to make a lot of singles on here as well. Most songs are definitely more up tempo. All in all, this one wasn’t too bad. Not really a bad listen for all you weed smokers out there.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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PAUL WALL & TERMANOLOGY – START 2 FINISH

Paul Wall links up with Termanology in a strange but dope pairing for this project. I would have never picked these two MCs to go together but this one works. On the mic, both of them shine with their signature styles. It does sound a bit complementary as well. I think Termanology may have edged out Paul Wall by just a bit lyrically. There are features from Bun B, Crooked I, Nems, and more. The production is pretty decent throughout giving a mix of some hard street beats and some more laid back, introspective sounding records. The highlight is “Recognize My Car” with its almost old school sounding beat. All in all Paul Wall and Termanology give us a good view into how well collaboration albums can go.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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PAUL WALL – HALL OF FAME HUSTLER

Paul Wall drops off a brand new project called Hall Of Fame Hustler. It’s always good to see Houston legends still dropping new albums and we always will check them out. This one is pretty on par for Paul Wall. His bars are about what you would expect. He is dropping that Houston slang and showing why he is the king of the parking lot. You will see features from Z-Ro, Slim Thug, Lil Keke, and more. The beats are pretty decent throughout as well. You can definitely hear some of these tracks booming out of the back of a Cutlass. There really isn’t a standout track as all of the tracks are pretty comparable. This is a decent album and deserves a few spins from fans.


OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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PAUL WALL – SUBCULTURE

Paul Wall releases a brand new album and this one sounds a bit harder than normal. He still has his Texas slang and his raps are pretty much what we would expect. The album definitely starts out with some harder type beats and trails off a bit more at the end. The songs tend to start blending together a bit more later in the album. There really aren’t any crazy notable features on here. This one sounded a bit more forced all around than previous joints. It’s not really a bad album at all, it’s just that this is not Paul Wall at his best.


OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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PAUL WALL & LIL KEKE – SLAB TALK

Two Texas legends combine forces to give us an incredible new project. Paul Wall and Lil Keke both are fantastic on the mic on this project. They are spitting those classic Texas bars that showcase all the great things that Texas has to offer. From candy-paint to slabs to muddy cups, they are covering all the bases correctly. The beats on here are fantastic as well. They have a good mix of the classic Texas sound mixed with some clever old school R&B vocal samples to give it a smooth feel. This is really super close to perfection. They did a fantastic job from front to back on this project.

 

OVERALL RATING: 4.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Paul Wall & Lil Keke - Slab Talk

PAUL WALL – MIND OVER MATTER

Paul Wall releases a brand new album that is very well received. This one is a very good representation of how the Texas sound should sound. Right from the start, he hits us with song after song outlining how the life of a Houston rapper goes. Whether he is talking about sipping lean or riding in candy-painted cars, Paul Wall is definitely representing hard for Texas. The beats on this album go pretty hard as well. There wasn’t anything on here that was whack whatsoever. Some of the songs may have been a tad short in length, but they still sounded good. This is a strong album for Paul Wall and a good sound for not only Texas, but also hip hop as a whole. Keep giving us joints like this Paul.

 

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Paul Wall - Mind Over Matter

STATIK SELEKTAH & PAUL WALL – GIVE THANKS

Statik Selektah recruits the Houston legend Paul Wall for a quick new EP for Thanksgiving called Give Thanks. Although it is only 7 songs, this one is a cornucopia of freshness for your holiday season. You definitely should be giving thanks because Statik Selektah absolutely laced these beats. Every track sounds so dope with its drums and basslines and clever samples. Paul Wall blesses the rhymes as well and sounds about as fresh as he ever has. There are features on here from Benny, Termanology, B-Real, Nems, and more. The far-and-away best song on here is “Overcame.” The sample just sets this beat off so well and both Paul Wall and Benny absolutely rip the mic. This song is an instant classic. Make sure you get this one on repeat because you will definitely be giving thanks that you did.

 

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Statik Selektah & Paul Wall - Give Thanks

PAUL WALL – FROZEN FACE VOL. 2

Paul Wall drops off his second installment of his Frozen Face mixtape series. This one didn’t quite live up to the first one, but it is still pretty dope though. He captures the Texas sound great with all of the car and lean references as usual. You get what you expect on the mic from Paul Wall. He has pretty much always sounded dope and that definitely continues. The beats are a good mix of some original tracks and some instrumentals for him to make his own. All were pretty decent choices except for “H Town Road.” For the love of God Paul Wall, why did you have to touch that track??!! Leave that shit alone and let that song die on its own. Don’t feed into that mess. Other than that, a pretty decent job all around for this project.

 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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PAUL WALL – FROZEN FACE VOL. 1

Paul Wall is back with a great mixtape for your listening pleasure. This is a really dope release that really captures the Houston sound. He takes some existing popular tracks and mixes in a few new ones here and there and we are left with a great experience. Lyrically, he definitely fills the project with all of the Houston slang that we love. He might not be the most gifted lyricist, but he sounds good when he is spitting that Texas game. The tracks that he flipped sound real good as well. He put the Texas touch on some great songs like “Smile Bitch” and “Boo’ed Up.” He really makes the singles his own and shows you how it is done in Houston. This is a great project to throw on while you are travelling and really plays through well. Keep up the great work Paul Wall.

 

 
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Paul Wall - Frozen Face Vol. 1

PAUL WALL & BABY BASH – THE LEGALIZERS VOL. 2: INDOOR GROW

I definitely wasn’t impressed with this release. Capitalizing off the 4/20 hype, these 2 MC’s paired to drop an album in honor of the devil’s lettuce. Paul Wall is a dope MC from Houston, TX that is phenomenal at dropping bars about lean, candy paint, and grills – all things Houston. He always paints the picture wonderfully. But for him to drop an entire album about weed, I thought it was a bit limiting. Why he teamed up with Baby Bash, I will never know the reason. Baby Bash is the lyrical equivalent to what you would find in an infant’s diaper. Sure, the guy has radio hits but as far as the culture goes, he is whackness personified. He is trash on the mic, period. The beats on this album were pretty boring and even sounded Casio keyboard-ish at times. I think Paul Wall made a bad move at teaming up with such a trash MC, even though Paul Wall shines at some points on this record. Overall, I wouldn’t waste my time with this mess.

OVERALL RATING: 1.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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Paul Wall & Baby Bash

PAUL WALL – BOUNCE BACKS OVER SETBACKS

The Houston veteran comes back with another project in which he has revived himself quite a bit. After dropping off some previous projects that weren’t too good, I think he came back a lot stronger with this album. While it may not be perfect, he was definitely moving in the right direction with this one. With the lyrics, I don’t think that Paul put his best foot forward. We are used to his descriptive commentary of Houston life, but it just seemed to be missing more than usual on this album. It seemed that he didn’t really put forth as much effort into the pen as he has done so in the past. The song concepts are good, but the lyrical prowess just isn’t up to par. The production is a stronger part of this album. The beats are definitely more creative and I think fit Paul Wall’s sound a lot more than just some boring trap beats. Paul Wall is definitely repping Houston a lot more properly with this one. I’m hoping that Paul Wall can continue on this climb back to greatness and start putting Houston back where it needs to be musically.

OVERALL RATING: 3 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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Paul Wall - Bounce Backs Over Setbacks

PAUL WALL & C STONE – DIAMOND BOYZ

Paul Wall & C Stone drop off a project that was not really too crazy. It’s not horrible but it’s nothing to jump up and down about. They definitely bring that flossing and flashing Houston, TX sound. It’s definitely not the pinnacle of the sound but they bring it. As far as lyrics, there is nothing real crazy here. It’s pretty predictable and not too complex at all. If you are a huge Paul Wall fan or a fan of that TX rap music sound, I’d say maybe give it a listen. You’re not going to be impressed but it might be worth a quick listen.

OVERALL RATING: 1.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

 

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PAUL WALL – HOUSTON OILER

This is just a hunk of garbage from Paul Wall. I miss the old days when he used to deliver that classic Houston sound. Those days seem to be long gone. There really isn’t anything on this project that I would play back over and over. “Swangin In The Rain” is probably the only track on here that is vaguely reminiscent of the old days when they used to get all of the Houston MC’s on one track to spit. It’s just a sad attempt at bringing back the greatness that was the chopped and screwed, classic Houston sound. Paul Wall doesn’t seem to put forth much effort on this one. The rhymes are lazy and the beats are boring. There aren’t really any good song concepts either. I’d do a hard pass on this one.

OVERALL RATING: 0.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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