Texas rap kingpin Paul Wall is back with his new album, slab god, an homage to Houston car culture.
With descriptive lyrics delivered with the "hip-hop dentist's" 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.
Earlier this week, Noisey debuted the slab god album's second single, “Crumble the Satellite," which features fellow Southern rap heavyweights Devin the Dude and Curren$y.
"When I fell in love with music, particularly hip-hop, I listened to it in the car," Paul Wall explained to Noisey in an accompanying interview. "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."