Video: Paul Wall – “Swangin in the Rain”

Following the Release of His slab god Album, the TX Rap Kingpin Celebrates Slab Culture With a Smooth Visual 

10.06.2015

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The Video:
Accompanying his recent slab god album, Houston rep Paul Wall is paying homage to his city’s slab culture with the Michael Artis-directed visual for “Swangin in the Rain.” “Last week marked the ten-year anniversary of the release of Paul Wall’s sophomore album, The Peoples Champ, and the guy has pretty much been hitting the same notes ever since,” Complex said of the Scoop Deville-produced single, which samples Shalamar‘s “This is for the Lover in You.” Meanwhile, Pitchfork raved “It’s essentially the grown-up, chilled out reprisal to ‘Sittin Sidewayz’ a decade later. Even better than a comeback: when you never really left to begin with.”

slab god premiered on VIBE, with Paul Wall reviving his signature sound with help from an all-star cast including Snoop Dogg, Curren$y, Berner, Devin Tha Dude, Trae Tha Truth, Husalah, and more. With signature Southern slang and funk/soul-inspired, trap-induced backdrops, Paul Wall transports the listener to his hometown, painting a picture so vivid that the listener would think they’re riding shotgun in his slab. “In Texas, Paul Wall’s name still rings bells as the man with candy paint and custom grillz for the low,” VIBE noted in their post. “But don’t think the hip-hop world has forgotten about one of Houston’s most visible spokesman.”

“When I fell in love with music, particularly hip-hop, I listened to it in the car,” Paul Wall explained to Noisey in an interview last month. “In Texas, you’ve got to drive, and sometimes you wanna listen to something good. I went all the way back to the drawing board and went back to what made me, y’know, me. Bars, hooks. And that’s what slab god to me is, just getting back to the basics. It took me a couple projects to get where I want to be, and I feel like I’m in a good spot. Lot of good music been coming out the studio when I go in there lately. I’m proud to be 20 years in, still remaining me.”

Watch “Swangin in the Rain”: https://youtu.be/XLuSce3RGSQ

Listen to “Swangin in the Rain”: https://soundcloud.com/paulwallwednesday/swangin-in-the-rain

Buy slab god on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/slab-god/id1038502653?ls=1

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“Swangin in the Rain”: https://youtu.be/XLuSce3RGSQ // https://soundcloud.com/paulwallwednesday/swangin-in-the-rain

slab godhttps://soundcloud.com/paulwallwednesday/sets/slab-god

“Crumble the Satellite” (ft. Devin the Dude & Curren$y): https://soundcloud.com/paulwallwednesday/crumble-the-satellite-feat-devin-the-dude-curreny