Paul Wall releases his brand-new track, “Bounce, Rock, Skate,” featuring none other than national rap treasure Bun B and Texas legend Chalie Boy.
Paul Wall has always been a force to be reckoned with in the rap scene, and his latest musical endeavor is poised to reaffirm his status as a true icon. The collaboration with fellow Texas heavyweights Bun B and Chalie Boy promises to be an instant classic, embodying the soul and grit of Houston’s unique culture.
Produced by Big Swift, “Bounce, Rock, Skate” is a velvety dedication to Houston’s beloved “slabs” – old-school cars decked out in opulence – and the debonair players who drive them. Paul Wall and Bun B take turns offering their first-hand perspective of the subculture of “slab riders” like only true O.G.s can, while Chalie Boy’s smoky, sultry vocals infuse the track with speakeasy vibes, evoking a secret community where certain facts are understood despite being left unspoken.
About Paul Wall
An esteemed figure in Texas hip-hop, Paul Wall is known most for his equally affable and boastful rhymes delivered with a thick drawl best suited for the syrupy rhythms he favors. The rapper entered the 2020s as a bona fide Houston hip-hop veteran and continued his prolific release rate. Mind Over Matter and Subculture, Wall’s 11th and 12th solo studio albums, both landed in 2020, as did Slab Talk, co-billed to Lil’ Keke. Solo album 13, Hall of Fame Hustler, was out the following year. In 2022, Wall teamed with Termanology for Start 2 Finish and with Bash for the third volume of their mixtape series The Legalizers. Wall linked again with Termanology for Start Finish Repeat, released in 2023.
About Bun B
An imposing and beloved presence in Hip-Hop since the early ’90s, Bun B is a Southern Rap icon known for no-nonsense rhymes delivered with steely precision. Beside fellow Port Arthur, Texas native Pimp C, he rose to fame as half of the duo UGK, who issued a string of Top 20 albums, including the Gold-certified Ridin’ Dirty (1996) and the chart-topping Underground Kingz (2007), which featured their Grammy-winning collaboration with Outkast, “International Players Anthem (I Choose You).” In the midst of UGK’s hot streak, Bun B launched his solo career with 2005’s Trill. In the years since, he has gone on to collaborate with a variety of artists and producers, including Big K.R.I.T., Statik Selektah, El-P, Leon Bridges, Westside Gun, Method Man, and countless others, building a solo discography that stands effortlessly alongside his legendary run with UGK.
About Chalie Boy
Chalie Boy is a Southern rapper and singer from Central Texas who made his major label debut in 2009 with the breakout hit single “I Look Good.” The song was first popular on radio stations in Houston and Dallas before garnering national airplay. As the song became a breakout hit, a remix was released featuring established fellow Southern rappers Bun B, Juvenile, and Slim Thug. In 2023, the song catapulted Chalie Boy back into the national spotlight when it was sampled to create singer Victoria Monet’s breakout single, “On My Mama.”