The People's Champ A new breed of white MC, Paul Wall favors the countrified gutter flow of his native Houston over hipster cool and potty humor. Though a… 2005-09-13 Paul Wall Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

The People's Champ (2005)

Details Release Date: Sep 13, 2005; Lead Performance: Paul Wall; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

A new breed of white MC, Paul Wall favors the countrified gutter flow of his native Houston over hipster cool and potty humor. Though a glut of guests (T.I., Kanye West) obscures The People's Champ's individual flavor, the slithery funk of ''Smooth Operator'' and the jittery New Order-ish synth vibe of ''They Don't Know'' show he's got some hits in the bag.

Originally posted Sep 09, 2005 Published in issue #840 Sep 16, 2005 Order article reprints
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