Paul Wall & Chamillionaire, Get Ya Mind Correct

Hua Hsu

By Hua Hsu

on 05.22.11 in Reviews

All hip-hop is regional: This was the lesson of the early 2000s, as stars throughout the South began making the big cities on the coasts seem quaint and out of touch. The debut from Houston’s Paul Wall and Chamillionaire was a sensation throughout the Gulf Coast, thanks to songs like the cartoon-aspirational “Thinkin’ Thoed” and the alarmingly catchy “My Money Gets Jealous.” The album would earn the charismatic, hungry pair considerable national interest. Within a few years, major labels would be issuing chopped-and-screwed companions to all their Southern rap albums and Mike Jones’s telephone number would be part of the public record.