News: Paul Wall On Copping Jim Jones & Raekwon Collabos, "I Work With Who Ever Is Down"
Friday, Apr 30, 2010 4:00PM
Southern rapper Paul Wall recently talked about getting regional contributions from artists like Jim Jones, Yelawolf and Bun B for his upcoming album, Heart of a Champion.
For Wall, he is open to any and all artists that are willing to share time on the microphone.
"Honestly I work with whoever is down to work with me. I filmed a documentary about blood diamonds with Raekwon back in 2006, so our collaboration has been 'in the works' for a while.....The same goes for Jim Jones. Yelawolf came by the studio to work on Travis Barker's solo album, and I just happened to be there recording also, so that was a blessing. I also have a song with Bun B and Kid Sister. Like I said though, I work with who ever is down to work with me." (DJ Booth)
His fourth solo project will also feature guest spots from Slim Thug and Lil' Keke.
Feature duties for "Heart of a Champion" include a diverse list of cast members including Jim Jones, Yelawolf and Raekwon but do not ignore Paul's Houston roots; Bun B, Chamillionaire,Slim Thug, Devin the Dude and Lil' Keke each get their turn at the mic. Another Houston feature is Johnny Dang aka TV Johnny with whom Paul Wall shares a grills and jewelry business which caters to A-list celebrities and average Joes alike. (Press Release)
The rapper recently reunited with estranged associate Chamillionaire thanks to some help from Killer Mike.
"I really consider Paul and I really consider Chamillionanire friends," Mike told Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson. "Like, I landed in Texas and got to know them from the time they were still together and doing work and doing some shows but I didn't get to see them...I grew in friendship with both of them -- the crazy part was I never got to see them perform together, I never got to see it together. I would hound Chamillionaire, I would hound them. I was like, 'Y'all got to do it, y'all boys got to do it.' Both of them are beautiful brothers man -- as a fan, to all the fans, when we complain, they listen!" (Rap Radar)
Earlier this month, Bun B talked about seeing Cham and Paul come back together.
"I think it's a great thing for hip-hop in general," Bun explained in an interview. "When you have good people that make goodmusic together come together and make great music, it's a great thing. We don't worry about circumstances; we just appreciate the opportunity to see great music being made again. It's definitely a resurgence of Houston music right now. The second wave is coming. This is just something to kick everybody in the nuts, like you better get it right because we trying to get it down here in the H." (VIBE)
Heart of a Champion is scheduled to drop Tuesday, June 29th.
Check out Killer Mike speaking on Paul Wall & Chamillionaire down below: