MC and DJ Paul Wall (born Paul Slayton) grew up as a hardcore disciple of fellow Houstonian DJ Screw and became so familiar with the pioneering DJ's woozy, slowed-down style of remixing that he had to adjust to hearing hip-hop at any other tempo.
Prior to making a nationwide breakout in 2005 with a guest spot on Mike Jones' "Still Tippin'" and his major-label debut, The Peoples Champ, Wall was involved with promotional street teams, DJed parties, put together underground mixtapes, and was half of the Color Changing Click with Chamillionaire. He recorded 2002's Get Ya Mind Correct with his partner, and then followed that with 2004's solo Chick Magnet. Controversy Sells, another disc billed to Wall and Chamillionaire, hit the streets in early 2005, just months before Wall kicked off support for the chart-topping Peoples Champ LP with "Sittin' Sideways."
Two years later, Get Money, Stay True was introduced by the single "Break Em' Off" with Lil' Keke. Affiliated throughout the years with Paid in Full and Swisha House, Wall has also held down a lucrative business as a maker of diamond-laced grilles. His clientele includes Lil Jon and T.I.