The cover art for Paul Wall‘s upcoming Heart of a Champion album debuted on the internet today.
The artwork features Wall wearing his music group’s “Expensive Taste” tee-shirt.
Above is the official album cover to Paul Wall’s upcoming album, “Heart Of A Champion.” It is the rapper’s fifth studio album and you can expect a lot of production from none other than Travis Barker. Other collaborators include Yelawolf, Jim Jones, Chamillionaire, Bun B and Devin the Dude. ‘Champion’ hits stores June 29th. (Blazing Swarm)
Wall recently talked about collaborating with various regional emcees for the new album.
“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)
He has also justified using rocker Travis Barker to produce half of his album.
“That’s what a lot of people are assuming [as it being rock], but his Hip-Hop production is amazing,” he said in an interview. “You wouldn’t even guess that the worlds most popular/talented drummer is producing these tracks. Since he plays the drums, I think he has a different perspective on production. His style is definitely very unique. But I really don’t feel that there is a rock sound in the tracks he produced for my album. There is one song called ‘Heart of a Hustler’ that does have it, but the other six songs he produced don’t.” (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)
Check out some recent Paul Wall footage down below: