No Sleep Til Houston(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

Artist: Paul Wall

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Product Overview


Label SMC Recordings/fontana
SKU 243085892
UPC 852819006144
UPC 14 00852819006144
Format CD
Release Date 12/4/2012
Author Paul Wall
Associated Artist/Work DJ Double R
Associated Artist/Work Lil' KeKe
Associated Artist/Work Storm, DJ
Technical Info
CatalogID SMC 614
Lable Name SMC Recordings
Released 12/04/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 49m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00852819006144
Musical Guests
D Boss
Bun B
Killa Kyleon
Michael "5000" Watts
Slim Thug
Marcus Manchild
Crys Wall
Lee-Lonn Charles Walker
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: GL Productions, Houston, TX.
Photographers: Sandi Gagne; Bryan Anderson.
After his 2010, Warner Bros effort Heart of a Champion -- an innovative effort for the rapper, produced in part by blink-182 drummer Travis Barker -- failed to put up the usual Paul Wall numbers sales-wise, the People's Champ took the back-to-basics route with this 2012 mixtape. Big trick here is that Wall doesn't show any wounds at all after his fall from grace, and while No Sleep Till Houston lifts him out of the rock-rap category and returns him to that deep Texas street music, the rapper presents this journey back home as a celebration of his hood and not some career-minded, calculated reconnection. Mentioning his "threesomes with twins" and rocking with the royal Bun B, the opening "I'm Real, You Fake" makes it feel like he never left the streets of H-Town, as a simple loop hypnotizes and pounds the hook into the listener, just like it was 2005 all over again. "2 Cups" with Swishahouse boss DJ Michael 5000 Watts feels more like 2002 when Wall was working the indie circuit and packaged with Chamillionaire, and if Trina or Gangsta Boo were added to the strip club anthem "Bad Bitchez" it would be certifiably Golden Age, working that underbelly with H-Town grit, as if Odd Future, Yelawolf, and even Travis Barker never happened. Three bits of worthy, modern glitz are skillfully placed toward the end of the album with "1st Time You Say No" bringing in Wall's wife Crys for some pillow talk while "She Know It" closes the show with some radio-friendly gloss. Still, its "That's the Way Luv Goes" that becomes the standout, utilizing the melody of the similarly titled Janet Jackson tune while the rapper plays it sweet and innocent, macking on the ladies from behind the counter of the Swishahouse malt shop. Not bad at all, but be aware that the No Sleep Til Houston mixtape exists in underground and official versions, with the underground version running a mighty 16 tracks although interrupted with the usual shout-outs from the mixtape's host, DJ Drama. ~ David Jeffries
Disc 1
1 I'm Real, You Fake - (featuring D Boss/Bun B)
2 Bread on the Menu - (featuring Killa Kyleon)
3 Right Now - (featuring D Boss)
4 2 Cups - (featuring DJ Michael "5000" Watts)
5 Bad Bitchez - (featuring Slim Thug)
6 She Likes It - (featuring Marcus Manchild)
7 F**k A Hater
8 Ballin - (featuring Slim Thug)
9 I Get It - (featuring Slain/Killa Kyleon)
10 Money, Pt. 1
11 1st Time You Say No - (featuring Crys Wall)
12 That's the Way Luv Goes - (featuring Crys Wall)
13 She Kno It - (featuring Propain/Lee-Ionn/"Lee-Lonn" Charles Walker)
Product Attributes
Artist Wall,Paul
Music Format Compact Disc
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