Paul Wall Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 6,000,000
Real name Paul Michael Slayton
Source of Wealth Rap career, songwriting and DJing
Profession Rapper, songwriter, DJ, acting
Spouse/Partner Married to Crystal Wall
Date of Birth Mar 11, 1981
Zodiac Pisces
Age 41
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 183 cm / 6 ft 0 inch
Nationality American
Siblings One sister

Biography

Paul Michael Slayton, more popular by his stage name, “Paul Wall,” is an American rapper, songwriter, and DJ.[1]Throughout his more than 20 years of a successful career, he has collaborated with top-level rappers like Chamillionaire, Nelly, and other rappers.

Paul Wall released more than 21 albums, most of which were under the Swishahouse Records, and produced mixtapes. He was also performing as a DJ and owns a clothing line.

His net worth as of 2022 is estimated at $6 million.

Paul was nominated for Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group for his work on Nelly’s song "Grillz" in 2007. [2]

Early life and career beginnings

Paul Wall was born in Houston, Texas, but spent his childhood in Georgetown. He attended Jersey Village High School in Houston. He later enrolled at the University of Houston, studying mass communications.

Wall’s music career started when he and Chamillionaire were promoting Michael "5000" Watts' company Swishahouse and visited Watts' radio station 97.9 the Box (KBXX).

They convinced Watts to let them rap on the radio program. Watt even allowed them to add their verses to his mixtape named “Choppin Em Up Part 2” in 1999.

Paul and Chamillionaire’s freestyle was so well received that they were regularly featured on Watts' mixtapes and signed a contract with the Swishahouse label.

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Rap career

When his fellow rapper, Slim Thug, left Swishahouse, Chamillionaire and Wall did the same and formed their group, The Color Changin' Click (after Chamillionaire's nickname). The group continued making mixtapes which brought them an opportunity to sign a deal with the Paid in Full Record to record an album.

In 2002, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire released the album “Get Ya Mind Correct," which was well-received and sold over 200,000 copies. The album ranked on 67th spot in the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. [3]

In 2004, Wall returned to Swishahouse for a short time and appeared on Mike Jones' debut album "Still Tippin’."

The same year, he released his debut album "Chick Magnet," featuring Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and Bun B. It ranked in the 54th spot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. [4]

A year later, in 2005, he came back with his second album, “The Peoples Champ,” under the Atlantic label. The album was an instant success and peaked at the number-one spot on the Billboard 200. [5]It was also certified as Platinum and the featured tracks "Sittin' Sidewayz" and "Girl" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [6]

Wall and Chamillionaire released their last collaborative album, “Controversy Sells,” in 2005.

Wall was also one of the celebrities that appeared in Nickleback’s music video "Rockstar" in 2007. The same year he also released his third individual album, “Get Money Stay True,” which was another immediate success reaching number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. [7]The album featured guest rappers like Snoop Dogg, Lil' Keke, and Jermaine Dupri.

In the following years, Wall continued dropping albums. In 2013, he released his 11-track seventh studio album, “CheckSeason,” after which followed his eighth album, “Po-Up Poet.”

In a Vibe magazine article, Wall was named “a beloved Texas rap legend" based on his “Po-Up Poet” album.

Paul Wall recorded a mixtape with Slim Thug for the NBA All-Star Game in 2013.

After 2014, Paul released 6 more studio albums, including “Hall of Fame Hustler” in 2021.

He is still actively recording, which is evident with his most recent collaboration album, “Start 2 Finish,” with the rapper Termanology.

Paul Wall was part of the rap group Expensive Taste alongside Travis Barker and Skinhead Rob.

Acting career

Apart from acting, Wall also made several movie appearances. [8]

He played the rapper-character Grillionaire in the movie “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell,” released on September 25, 2009.

Wall also appeared in “Furnace” alongside rapper Ja Rule. In 2010, he played “Froggy” in the sci-fi movie “Xtinction: Predator X.”

He also starred in the theatrical film "The Holy Spoof."

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Additional engagements

Paul Wall is one of the most accomplished DJs famous for the chopped & screwed style, invented by DJ Screw in the early 1990s.

In 2008, Wall joined Tech N9ne and the rapper Ill Bill on a national tour.

In 2011, Wall collaborated with Jump Shot Media, a social and mobile game company, for the first-ever mobile battle rap game - "Battle Rap Stars." Paul is presented as a character in the main event of the game, which players need to beat to win.

His "Sittin' Sidewayz," "They Don't Know," and "Trill" songs have also been featured in Xbox and PlayStation games.

Awards and nominations

Wall was featured in Nelly’s song "Grillz," for which he was nominated for Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group in 2007.

He was nominated and won for Best Rap/R&B Collaboration for the song "I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)" and for Best Rap Collaboration for the song "Holla at Me."

Personal life

Paul is married to Crystal Wall. They got married in 2005 and have two children.

In 2008, Paul publicly showed his support for the then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

Conclusion

Paul Wall is an American rapper, songwriter, and DJ. He started his career performing with the famous rapper Chamillionaire. Paul has released 21 albums throughout his career.

Wall was also featured in Nelly’s song “Grillz,” for which he was nominated for Best Rap Performance as a Duo or Group.

Paul Wall’s net worth is estimated at $6 million.

What’s Paul Wall’s net worth?

Paul Wall’s net worth is estimated at $6 million.

How much money does Paul Wall make?

Paul Wall earns about $0.2 Million annually, while his monthly income is about $15,000.

How tall is Paul Wall?

Paul Wall is 183 m. (6’ 0”).

Who is Paul Wall’s wife?

Paul Wall’s wife’s name is Crystal Wall. They got married in 2005.

References

  1. Paul Wall (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wall (Accessed: November 17, 2022). 

  2. Paul Wall (no date) Recording Academy. Available at: https://www.grammy.com/artists/paul-wall/10405 (Accessed: November 17, 2022).

  3. Billboard (no date) Google Books. Google. Available at: https://books.google.mk/books?id=Hw0EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA73&dq=%E2%80%9CGet+Ya+Mind+Correct%E2%80%9D&pg=PA38#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9CGet%20Ya%20Mind%20Correct%E2%80%9D&f=false (Accessed: November 17, 2022).

  4. Billboard (no date) Google Books. Google. Available at: https://books.google.mk/books?id=7w8EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA29&dq=Chick+Magnet+Billboard+Top+R%26B%2FHip-Hop+Albums&pg=PA29#v=onepage&q=Chick%20Magnet&f=false (Accessed: November 17, 2022). 

  5. Billboard (no date) Google Books. Google. Available at: https://books.google.mk/books?id=1BQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA53&dq=The+Peoples+Champ&pg=PA53#v=onepage&q=The%20Peoples%20Champ&f=false (Accessed: November 17, 2022). 

  6. The People's Champ (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peoples_Champ (Accessed: November 17, 2022).

  7. Billboard (no date) Google Books. Google. Available at: https://books.google.mk/books?id=JRMEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA26&dq=%22Get+Money%2C+Stay+True%22+Billboard+Top+R%26B%2FHip-Hop+Albums+chart&pg=PA74#v=onepage&q=Get%20Money,%20Stay%20True&f=false (Accessed: November 17, 2022).

  8. Paul Wall (no date) IMDb. IMDb.com. Available at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2090972/#actor (Accessed: November 17, 2022).