Simon Vozick-Levinson
April 13, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Get Money Stay True

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Paul Wall
music label
81672, 81111, 83516
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B

In an era of ever-increasing talent and variety among his fellow Southern rappers, this Houston player is still a stubbornly simplistic lyricist. Paul Wall’s elementary rhymes about driving, partying, and partying while driving can nonetheless sound great over the right beat, and most of the slow-rolling synth compositions on his second solo album suit him quite well. Trouble is, his guest vocalists on Get Money Stay True — including Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Trina, and Freeway — tend to upstage him the moment that they open their mouths. B

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