Paul Wall Grillz

Paul Wall Grillz

As early as the 1980s, rappers in New York and other parts of the Northeast started bringing grillz to the forefront of the aesthetic culture that came with hip hop. Their popularity would rise and fall, but they eventually came back in full force with the emergence of Southern hip hop influence on American rap. Although artists like Kool G Rap and Method Man had worn grillz in the past, new Southern acts brought them to the forefront of hip hop like never before. Now they’re for everyone. Tyga, La Flame, even Kanye West has been spotted wearing a grill once or twice. The man attributed to the most recent, long-lasting, and culture-impacting rise of this phenomenon is the legendary Southern rap icon, multi-platinum musician, and entrepreneur- Paul Wall.

Paul Wall: Success From Humble Beginnings

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Though he began as a mass communications major (with a concentration in music) at the University of Houston, he eventually branched out into a new realm, and it wasn’t long after that Paul Slayton (aka “Paul Wall”) would become something akin to a household name. Though he obviously achieved his fame and critical acclaim though his music, he is now arguably better known as a celebrity personality and entrepreneur. Even years before he went into business with Johnny Dang, he was personally invested through his company Grillz by Paul Wall.

In 2007, he was featured on Nelly’s certified Platinum Grammy nominated hit “Grillz.” The song is about grillz (obviously) and about just how lively they’ll cause your social life, persona, and mouth to become. The entire song encapsulates what rappers and their fans believe to be the pinnacle of success, but in this context Paul sums it up best in one line. “I got the wrist wear and neck wear that’s captivating, but it’s what smile that’s got these onlookers spectating” Although everything about Wall’s persona is noticeable, it’s his diamond grillz that are unforgettable.

Although Paul came up through the rap game, he began considering it more of a promotional tool once he broke into other industries. When asked about his grillz business and how it pertained to the hit song he replied “’Grillz’ was a straight commercial for us [laughs]. That’s why I love Nelly, man. That’s how it was; it was a commercial for us. And that’s how it is now too…” He continued explaining how his music is his method of getting the word out for his various investments. “[My music] gives me an opportunity to be here talking to you. Otherwise, I might not be in New York. But I’m here and I’m talking to you, and we’re talking about grillz. It’s a way to put a spotlight on all the products I’m down with, that I endorse or that I own. The music is definitely a big part of that.”

 

Grillz by Paul Wall and Johnny Dang

Grillz by Paul Wall and Johnny Dang
More recently, Paul Wall has broken into the grillz industry in a new, major way thanks to his friend and business partner—Johnny Dang. Johnny Dang is a long-time jeweler who not only credits himself for popularizing grillz altogether, but also for influencing Nelly’s hit song on the diamond-encrusted mouth pieces. Together, they supply these gold fronts to an audience composed of individuals from many walks of life- with a special emphasis, of course, on the hip hop community. On October 22nd, 2016, Johnny Dang & Co. Opened their fine custom jewelry store located in the heart of Southern hip hop: Houston, Texas. Johnny Dang & Co. say they are focused on providing fine custom jewelry designs and services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Paul Wall recently took on the construction of P. Diddy’s personalized grill as a project, which ended up being a much larger endeavor than he bargained for. It was his first grill, so he had next to no idea of what he actually wanted. When he finally found a type of style that he liked, Wall says that he asked him to create 15 different versions of what was essentially the exact same grill. He figured if he was able to look at all of them side by side he could pick out his favorite easily enough. After they had created 15 different kinds of the same grill, P. Diddy purchased them all. Later Paul said, “I really had to ask him twice if he really wanted them all and he told me straight up, ‘like Burger King – gotta have it my way, baby.’”

The outreach in which Paul Wall finds himself extends far beyond the average makeup of hip hop circles, though. Ryan Lochte (whose name has been in the news often recently) is the American Olympic swimmer who also uses the Paul Wall and Johnny Dang team as his grill provider. After the 400-meter Individual Medley in London, Lochte made a public appearance sporting a custom red, white, and blue diamond-encrusted American Flag mouthpiece—one of the Paul Wall grillz he designed himself. “For those who don’t know what a grill is, it’s basically retainer filled with diamonds,” explained Lochte. “I wear it when I go on the podium. It’s just a unique way of showing personality out to everyone.” Paul says that the design cost $25,000, and that Lochte’s most recently requested grill was over $1,000 for per tooth.

 

The Future of the Grillz Game for Paul Wall

Perhaps at first Paul Wall was simply a cultural figure in the world of grillz, a face and name to go with a returning fad. As more and more celebrities adopt the grill craze, it becomes more difficult to see it leaving. Paul Wall has provided grillz to Meek Mill, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, B.o.B. and even Ludacris. Perhaps most of what you hear in the hit song “Grillz” is meant to be taken in a fun or joking manner; for example, when Paul Wall refers to his diamond grillz and says he has so much “ice” in his mouth that one deep breath could cause a cold front. Over the years, though, perhaps listeners have learned to take his lyrics more seriously. One of the last lines in this song has become almost prophetic with its literalness, as the self-proclaimed king of the parking lot raps “my teeth are mind blowing giving everybody chills. Call me George Foreman cause I’m selling everybody grillz.”

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Migos net worth: $9 Million

Joe Budden net worth: $6 Million

 

So it seems that the Migos and Joe Budden isn’t finished exchanging words. The Group just put out a new song and mentioned Joe Budden in song. The beef escalated from an interview the Migos did with Complex and Joe Budden took offense to the group because of their Nonchalant attitudes as he would put it. Its also been a lot controversy surrounding one of the Migos Takeoff being left of the song Bad and Bougie. The internet wasted no time mocking Take Off with him saying I wasn’t left off Bad and Bougie and the MeMes began. The Rap group has been making hit after hit records due to sound scans etc. So the question is should they be feeding into Joe Budden? Joe Budden is known for his hip-hop alliances as a so artist and as part of the group Slaughterhouse. Some people call Joe Budden opinion toward the Migos as being overrated and trash artist a bit of jealousy and envy while others may agree with Joe for not kissing ass and sharing his opinion.  While others may think why is the Migos even mentioning Joe Budden’s name and resurrecting his career.

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Jay-Z Says No To The NFL

 

 

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Jay-Z net worth: $900 Million

Jay-Z the megastar recently turned down a deal that any other artist would have been obliged to do.but Jay being a man of morals and values plus after him going on stage at one of his shows and support Kaepernick for the NFL banning a the quarterback for kneeling at games for his dislike of police brutality in America.

 

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Jay-Z has turned down an invitation to perform at halftime of Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., according to TheSource.com.

The report comes 13 months after Adele said she declined the NFL‘s offer to perform at the Super Bowl LI halftime show.

“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele told crowd during a Los Angeles performance in August 2015. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.” The league denied that the artist was ever formally offered the gig. Weeks later, we learned that Lady Gaga landed the the job.

 

(Jay-Z Wikipedia)

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969),[2][3] known professionally as JAY-Z[4][a] is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.[8][9][10]MTV ranked him the “Greatest MC of all time” in 2006.[11]Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003)—among The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[12][13][14] In 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at $810 million, making him the second-richest hip hop artist in the U.S.[1]

As an artist, Jay-Z holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the US Billboard 200 with 14.[15][16] He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one (“Empire State of Mind“) as lead artist. In 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind EminemNelly, and 50 Cent.[17] He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.[18]

Jay-Z owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear.[19] He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLBsports agent.[20]

Jay-Z married singer Beyoncé in 2008.[21] As a couple, they have an estimated combined net worth of $1.16 billion.

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Drake Long Time Friend ( FiF Gets Murdered!) OVO Graphic video

 

 

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Drake net worth: $90 Million
Drake Salary $40 Million Per Year

 

 

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Tattoo artist Inal Bersekov has shared photos of Drake’s two latest tattoos to Instagram — one a tribute to Drizzy’s late friend Fif, the other a portrait of Denzel Washington.

Fif, a 33-year-old affiliate of Drake’s OVO Sound record label, died last week after reportedly being shot in Toronto. Drake shared a photo of his late friend on Instagram, later using that same photo as the basis for his tattoo. Above the tattoo is the inscription “Forever Fif.”

Bersekov, whose B.R.O. Studio is based in Belgium, wrote on Instagram that he was “honored to pay tribute tattooing “FIF” on my brother [Drake].”

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