Paul Wall Named President Of Texas Grammy Chapter
Houston rapper Paul Wall has been elected president of the Texas chapter of the Recording Academy, the organization responsible for The Grammy Awards.
The Recording Academy is the organization responsible for organizing the annual Grammy Awards.
The rapper previously held the title of Governor alongside notable Houston executives and artists like Mathew Knowles, saxophonist Joe Posada, renowned bass player Chuck Rainey and others.
“I’ve been a Governor on the board of the Texas chapter for a long time. There’s a process on how you get nominated [for a Grammy] and it’s done by voting,” Paul Wall said. “A lot of people don’t know this and for me, I want to get our membership up in Texas.“
Paul Wall, born Paul Slayton, has been nominated for a Grammy, but has yet to win one of the coveted awards.
Even though he’s working on a new album titled, Heart of A Champion, Paul Wall said as President of the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy, his chief aim was to boost the local membership.
“There’s so much credible music here in all genres and its so vast,” Paul Wall said. “Everything is bigger in Texas but our membership, we are like #6 on the list out of [the] 12 chapters. At the very least, there could be more nominations for artists from Texas."
Paul Wall recently helped to mend a deep division within the Houston hip-hop community, by reuniting with former member Chamillionaire, at the behest specifically of the late Pimp C. of UGK and Atlanta rapper Killer Mike.
The pair hit the stage last night in Austin, Texas at SXSW where they launched the “In Love With My Money Tour.”