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The People's Champ

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A new breed of white MC, Paul Wall favors the countrified gutter flow of his native Houston over hipster cool and potty humor. Though a glut of guests (T.I., Kanye West) obscures The People’s Champ‘s individual flavor, the slithery funk of ”Smooth Operator” and the jittery New Order-ish synth vibe of ”They Don’t Know” show he’s got some hits in the bag.