Tobe Nwigwe & Paul Wall’s Collabo Is Fit For 2 Champions Of The H-Town People (Video)
Tobe Nwigwe is having a stellar 2019 campaign. Earlier this March, the Houston, Texas native released his fourth studio project, Three Originals. It features standout singles and visual accompaniments for “Peep Game,” “Caged Birds,” and “Bountiful.” Then, just last month, Nwigwe unveiled a completely live album, Tobe From The Swat: The Live Experience, which included yet another array of compelling visuals. Most recently, he rocked NPR’s Tiny Desk series.
The-31-year-old, former North Texas football star and resident of the SWAT (Southwest Alief Texas), a section of Houston, is notably proud of his heritage and hometown. For Nwigwe’s most recent venture, the rising MC has released yet another nod to his birthplace with visuals for his most recent single, “Juice.” Linking up with veteran hometown star, Nwigwe’s latest work pays homage to the city with a powerful, horn-driven instrumental that would make DJ Screw proud. Nwigwe made a promise to show out for his town at the aforementioned NPR performance earlier this year, a comment that he directly aimed towards his Houston hero. Tobe officially whips his declaration into a reality with this video.
Nwigwe’s typical visual style is captivating and fresh. The grey colorized video opens with “The People’s Champ” Paul Wall flexing on the steps and showing his lyrical side, including a shout-out to his former rhyme partner, Chamillionaire. “I’m still the people’s champ, yeah my pseudonym is synonymous / I like to stack up lots of bucks while you chasin’ after octopus / I’m married to the game so it’s easy to be monogamous / I’m never fallin’ off, the mere notion is preposterous / Still In my prime like Optimus, used to pop trunk at Metropolis / The grind is rather arduous but I ain’t stoppin’ ’til the apocalypse / ‘Cause I do it for my family, not the likes nor the followers.”
Paul’s verse is followed by Tobe. “If a rapper stiff as me, he prolly ain’t breathing / That’s rigormortis, I hope y’all absorb this, flow gorgeous / How I’m teaching / Flow freezing, I’m the coldest in my region / Y’all decent but if I’m critiquing, y’all feces / It ain’t nothing personal, lies kill / And if I die tomorrow, my wife and my whole hood know I’m real.”
Tobe Nwigwe is also gearing up to embark on his latest Rap expedition, The Ivory Tour, beginning in Dallas, Texas, November 1. Last year, Paul Wall released Bounce Backs Over Setbacks. The LP featured Z-Ro and Lil Keke,