Best of The People’s Lyrics

15 08 2012

In honor of the Mime’s latest twitter follower we figured it was only right we drop one about the man, the myth, the legend, the true People’s Champ, Paul Wall. Any grillz connoisseur by day, Mime compadre by night is cool in my book. Seems like compiling a top ten rhymes list to pay proper hommage is in order.

As I’ve previously mentioned, 5Piece and I were lucky enough to meet The People’s Champ in the year 20-ought-6. Back then, I was a mere junior in high school/aspiring hip hop artist with dreams of making it big. 5Piece happened to be an aspiring marathon runner or some shit (ube gay I know) yet Paul Wall, at the peak of his domination of the hip hop game, was able to inspire us both with some simple, high impact advice – “just keep grindin’ homeys“.

It was like Abe Lincoln just sac tapped my mind with a personal Gettysburg Address. Like Coach Carter lit a fire within me to pass geometry class. Like George Washington chopped down my entire cherry orchard. Maybe not so much on that last one but the point is, suddenly it all made sense. I need to stop worrying about everything that’s been holding me back and just keep grinding. To be honest, I felt like an idiot. All those years of listening to the haters and catering to the posers and chilling with wanna be’s and subscribin to the h8 mail and drinkin the h8-er-ade. I never once focused on continuing my grind. Looking back I should’ve dropped down and started washing P Wall’s feet bible style, instead I just snagged an autograph, bought a copy of the new Yung Joc CD and was on my way. Luckily, the damage had already been done. The Peoples Champ had hit me with some everlasting knowledge.

Years later, both 5Piece and I still use those words for every day encouragement. Fun fact, it’s actually the Mime’s secret not-so-secret company motto. Got that shit engraved above, well, written above, well we’ve been known to occasionally visualize it in our minds.

In his 10+ years in the game, Paw Wawl has rhymed about everything from his grills, to world peace, to his diamonds, to ending world hunger, to his illuminated mouf and beyond. It’s tough to pick which track is my fave, but if I had to chose I’d probably CALL THE JEWELRY STORE N TELL EM MAKE ME A GRILL.

Here’s my top ten rhymes –


10) Paul Wall Ft. Big Pokey – Sittin’ Sidewayz 

“Say cheese and show my fronts, it’s more karats than Bugs Bunny’s lunch”


9) Mike Jones Ft. Slim Thug & Paul Wall – Still Tippin

“Biggest diamonds off in my mouth, princess cuts all in my chain
Wood grain all in my range, dripping stains when I switch lanes”


8) Paul Wall Ft. Jermaine Dupree – I’m Throwed

“I’m prancin’ on the scene crawlin down like fire ants
My mind in a trance, I’m sharper than a starched pants
Stackin Franklin and Grants from South Bank to Spring Branch”


7) Paul Wall Ft. GLC & Kanye West – Drive Slow

“It’s a star-studded event when I valet park
Open up my mouth and sunlight illuminates the dark
You see them fo’s crawlin, you see them screens fallin
The disco ball in my mouth insinuates I’m ballin”


6) Brooke Hogan Ft. Paul Wall – About Us

“Talk to em Brooke”


5) Nelly Ft. Paul Wall, Gipp & Ali – Grillz

“What it do baby, It’s da ice man Paul Wall
I got my mouth lookin somethin like a disco ball”


4) Paul Wall Ft. Yung Joc & Gorilla Zoe – Fly

“I’m high as the moon and I’m flyer than a mosquito
stacking my chips I got a bank full of Doritos”


3) T-Pain Ft MJG, Paul Wall, Twista, Pimp C., Too $hort & R. Kelly – I’m N Luv Wit A Stripper (Remix)

“Ya simply won my heart when I saw the way ya work that pole
And when you bent over ya had my wallet in a choke hold”


2) Paul Wall Ft. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko – Sumn’ Like A Pimp

“I’m sitting down in pimp mode
My trunk bump like a lymph node”


1) Nelly Ft. Paul Wall, Gipp & Ali – Grillz

“My teeth are mind blowin givin everybody chillz
Call me George Foreman cuz I’m sellin everybody grillz”


Top to bottom, those are some killa rhymes. Always know even if them onlookers aren’t spectatin the way they used to, the Mime’s got your back.


– JD




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