Beat the Rap

Paul Wall, 36, shines bright with his gold grill and a candy-red slab with protruding swangas. These vocabulary words — they refer to his car — are among many popularized by Wall in his 2000s-era hip-hop. But the rapper, who released his Diamond Boyz album earlier this year, is creating much more than a dope freestyle with the launch of his Trahan’s Wings & Daiquiris concept — six more locations bow this summer — and a forthcoming collab with 8th Wonder Brewery. “I’m very Houston-centric,” he says proudly. Can you spot the fake fact about Wall?

Julie Soefer
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You can score a custom grill without leaving the house with his new delivery service Grillz On Wheelz. “We make a mold of your teeth, cast the gold, set the diamonds, and send it back.”

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Wall, who now pals around with retired Rockets point guard Kenny Smith, attended the Smith’s basketball camp at age 12 — and won MVP. “They taught us you can be whatever you want to be as long as you put in the work. That resonated with me."

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He asked Beyoncé Knowles out in middle school. “We were in the same grade, and I asked her to a dance.”

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