Paul Wall – Sittin Sidewayz
I’m out that Swisha House with Archie Lee and Couda Bang/ Sittin’ sideways on swang, the candy paint dripping off the frame/ You see me acting bad, I’m showing out and pulling stunts/ Say cheese and show my fronts, it’s more karats than Bugs Bunny’s lunch/ It’s Paul Wall baby!
Houston rap in 2005 was on fire. Artists like Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Bun-B were killing it with the hits, spreading the Houston culture to the masses. The lean had Paul Wall sittin sidewayz on his impala, always driving slow to ensure he shows off the candy paint and grill. But not just the grill on his car though. Paul Wall, who supplied diamond encrusted mouth pieces, a.k.a. grills, to many famous celebrities (Nelly, T.I., Mike Jones) always came through with the dope mouth pieces. Essentially, the karats of the diamonds were enough to even satiate Bugs Bunny himself. Great pun, Paul Wall.
Mouth pieces aren’t as popular as they were in 2005. However, grillz are another symbol of the different cultures and styles that hip-hop is made up of. And whether you are Paul Wall, Bugs Bunny, Marilyn Monroe or Jacob the Jeweler, everyone loves karats!