How much is Paul Wall worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 11, 1981|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Paul Wall
Paul Wall is the stage name of Paul Michael Slayton who is a popular American actor, DJ, and most notably, rapper. He is known for working with the label Swishahouse Records releasing numerous songs and albums under them. Before beginning his solo career, Wall performed with Chamillionaire with whom he released a few albums. He rose to popularity in the early 2000s and eventually signed with Atlantic Records.
Besides rapping and working as a DJ, throughout his career, Paul Wall has done a lot more as well, including a few acting roles. He spoke out during Barrack Obama’s presidential campaign (for which he was highly praised). He also took part in a few movies and collaborated with many artists. Among his most notable roles are in the movies “Furnace”, “I Hope They Burn In Hell”, “Ghetto Stories”, “Alligator X” and “The Holy Spoof”.
We calculate Paul Wall has a net worth of around $6 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did Paul Wall get so rich?
One of the reasons why Paul Wall got so rich is because he formed the group “The Coloraturas Changing Click” with Chamillionaire. The two rappers released a few mixtapes that really boosted their popularity further. They were even offered to release one album with the Full Records label. The debut album of the two rappers was called “Get Your Mind Correct” and it sold more than 350,00 copies in just one week. The album appeared in many music charts and, overall, was a commercial success.
In the early 2000s, thanks to his success, Paul Wall received multiple offers to work with different labels – Cash Money, Def Jam Records, and No Limit Records. Besides rapping, at that time he perfected his DJ skills and produced a lot of mixtapes that included his well-known chopped and screwed style, which was initially invented by the popular DJ Screws. It’s also during that time that Chamillionaire and Paul Wall parted ways and disbanded their group. Besides chasing their solo careers, the main reason why the two rappers split was because of creative issues.
While Chamillionaire began releasing independent projects, Paul Wall returned to work with Swishahouse Records. Shortly after, Wall appeared on Mike Jones’ hit single “Still Trippin” which was a lead single fom album “Who Is Mike Jones?”. The single had a commercial success and topped music charts.
Why is he so famous?
Paul Wall became famous because of his passion for music. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended the Jersey Village High School and after graduating, studied mass communications for three years at the University of Houston. During that time he met Michael “5000” Watts who offered him a contract on his label Swishahouse Records, alongside Chamillionaire.
The two aspiring rappers then convinced Watts to appear on his radio show to demonstrate their rapping skills to the audience. Wall and Chamillionaire also appeared in one of 5000’s mixtapes – “Chopping Em Up Part 2”, which was available in the late 1999.
Both Chamillionaire and Paul Wall gained popularity thanks to their freestyle and became regular staples on the mixtape circuit in Houston. Before they were both offered permanent contracts to work with Swishahouse Records, they appeared in more of Watts’ mixtapes. Shortly after Slim Thug left and formed his own label, Wall and Chamillionaire also left Swishahouse Records and formed their own group called “The Color Changing Click” (the name was inspired by Chamillionaire’s persona).
What makes him so successful?
Paul Wall became successful after he began chasing his solo music career. In 2005, he released his debut album called “The Peoples Champ”. The album quickly topped international charts, including the Billboard 200. The album included singles that were just as successful as the album – “Sitting Sideways”, “They Don’t Know”, and “Girl”. Two years later, in 2007, Wall’s second album was released. “Get Money and Stay True” was just as successful as Pauls’ first album, as it debuted at the number one position on many charts and received a lot of positive reviews by both the media and various magazines.
To further promote his second album, the rapper took part in tours and music award shows, especially the Honda Civic Tour which was his first. For the tour, Wall collaborated with Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, Hey Monday, and +44 among many other artists. It was at that time that Wall formed a rap group (named Expensive Taste) with his friends and colleagues Skinhead Rob (also known as Transplants) and Travis Barker. In early 2008, Paul Wall embarked on another tour but this time with the rapper Ill Bill. Also during 2008, the rapper was highly praised for his speech while speaking out for Barrack Obama in the latter’s presidential campaign.
In September 2009, the rapper appeared in the movie “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell”. He portrayed the role of the fictional rapper Grillionaire. Throughout the 2010s, Wall collaborated with many artists and companies for various projects. He was also asked to take part in the first-ever mobile rap battle game named “Battle Rap Stars”, in which Wall is in the “main event” and the last rapper to beat before the game ends.
After the creation of his music imprint, Paul Wall released his seventh album “CheckSeason” which is one of the first projects that he released independently via his label. For the album, the rapper collaborated with many artists such as Kid Ink, Killa Kyleon, Lil Keke, Stunna Bam, and Young Dolph. He then continued to release more albums – “Slab God”, “Houston Oiler”, and “Mind over Matter”.
Paul Wall is often described as one of the most underrated rappers and hip hop artists. Despite his long list of awards and achievements, many people still consider his talent to be underappreciated. He’s been working in the music industry for more than 20 years and continues to work hard to make a name for himself. Whether it’s his work with Chamillionaire or his solo projects, Paul Wall is talented and is one of the most unique rappers of our time.