Heart Of A Champion CD (2010)

Artist: Paul Wall

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Label Asylum Records/wea
SKU 216008770
UPC 093624967118
UPC 14 00093624967118
Format CD
Release Date 7/13/2010
Author Paul Wall
Compilation Appearance Mask Is Off (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Let The Truth Be Told (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Late Registration
Compilation Appearance Late Registration (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Instrumental Icons Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Trill (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Most Known Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sweatsuit
Compilation Appearance GHETTO REVELATIONS 2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Super Saucey (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Entourage (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pimpalation (Limited Edition) (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Barrio Fino En Directo
Compilation Appearance Restless(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Professional Part 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Collie Buddz(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Colby O
Compilation Appearance Killer(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Restless(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Loved By Few Hated By Many(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Killer(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Most Known Unknown(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Barrio Fino En Directo(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Heroin(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Chingo Bling-They Cant Deport Us All
Compilation Appearance Bashtown
Compilation Appearance Still Pimping(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Crack(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Black Belt Theatre(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Orca(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Good Music (Remixed Unreleased)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance In A Warzone
Compilation Appearance Unsung The Album
Compilation Appearance NEON ICON(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hick Hop Truck Thump
Compilation Appearance H Town Chronic 13
Compilation Appearance H Town Chronic 10
Compilation Appearance H Town Chronic 14
Compilation Appearance Church Clothes 2
Compilation Appearance Season Of The Assassin(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ronnie Rey All Day
Associated Artist/Work DJ Double R
Associated Artist/Work Lil' KeKe
Associated Artist/Work Storm, DJ
Technical Info
CatalogID 523896
Lable Name Swishahouse
Released 07/13/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 44s
UPC 00093624967118
Musical Guests
Lil' KeKe
Kid Sister
Bun B
C. Stone
Johnny Dang
Andre Nickatina
Mitchy Slick
Jim Jones
Dallas Blocker
Yo Gotti
Devin The Dude
Jay Electronica
Slim Thug
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: 16 Feet Studios, College Park, GA; King Of The Ghetto Ent., Houston, TX; Opra Music, Los Angeles, CA; PatchWerk Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; Souldiggaz Studios, New York, NY; Soundscape Studios; Street Symphony Studios, Fremont, CA; Street Tunes; SydeDish Studios, Houston, TX; TF Records, Houston, TX; The Attic, Chicago, IL; The Cold Chamber Studios, Houston, TX; The Hogg Pen, Houston, TX; The Hutt, Oakland, CA; The Purple Room, Houston, TX.
Photographers: Brandon Holley; Mike Frost .
After the Southern party magic of The Peoples Champ had worn off, it had been a slow five-year slide for crunk thug Paul Wall, and when you're that far down the hip-hop hole, hiring Travis Barker, drummer of blink-182, to produce half your album just doesn't seem sensible. Going the return-to-form route often works but Wall uses the throwback method sparingly on The Heart of a Champion, an album piled high with risky decisions that add up to an unexpected success. Riskiest of them all has to be inviting respected wordsmiths Raekwon and Jay Electronica on board, and on the same cut, but the usually serviceable Wall has proven he can turn it on when it counts, and does so with "I'm gettin' paper while you in the shade drinkin' Zima/I'm a schemer, you just waitin' for your check from FEMA" during the massive "Live It." Features play a huge role in the album's success, with Bun B and Kid Sister ensuring "Im'ma Get It" is a win while Devin the Dude and Z-Ro help turn "Smoke Everyday" into a grand stoner anthem. The man's fine on his own, too, with "Take Notes" and "I'm on Patron" both placing in the album's top five plus the two cuts credited to his supergroup Expensive Taste -- Wall, Barker, and Skinhead Rob from Transplants -- avoid the usual rap-rock clich?s. Barker's productions aren't as showy as you might expect, acting as true support with some interesting ideas, and the rest of the tracks are well handled by the returning Dirty South crew Beanz & Kornbread, giving the album a proper mix of new and old. You wouldn't think the man had so many aces up those short sleeves, but one listen to The Heart of a Champion and haters will have to rethink their arguments. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Spin - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Wall cruises along with his usual simile-packed musings....A veteran rapper without bitterness is a treat."
XXL (Magazine) (p.96) - "From the hookless, straight-bars-spitting 'Take Notes' to the passionate ode to sizzurp 'Codeine', the rapper has an endless supply of random similes..."
Disc 1
1 Take Notes
2 Showin' Skillz - (featuring Lil' Keke)
3 I'm On Patron
4 Round Here
5 Im'ma Get It - (featuring Kid Sister/Bun B)
6 Stay Iced Up - (featuring C. Stone/Johnny Dang)
7 Pocket Fulla Presidents - (featuring Andre Nickatina/Mitchy Slick)
8 Ain't a Thang - (featuring Jim Jones)
9 My City - (featuring Dallas Blocker/Yo Gotti)
10 Smoke Everyday - (featuring Devin the Dude)
11 Live It - (featuring Jay Electronica/Raekwon/YelaWolf)
12 Not My Friend - (featuring Slim Thug)
13 Still On
14 Heart of a Hustler
Product Attributes
Artist Wall,Paul
Music Format Compact Disc

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