The whole Lil Paul – Lil Paul album is a hood classic. Every song he made came from the heart. People on the East Side of San Antonio knew that he was not to be challenged when it came to rapping. Nobody could fuck with him. There ain’t nobody from East Terrace with harder songs than Lil Paul besides Lil Short.
Lil Paul came tight with his rhymes despite the fact that not everyone can’t understand a word Lil Paul says. He does not always stay consistent or on point with the songs he is rapping on. He is a mixtape rapper at best. The Lil Paul – Lil Paul album was produced by Cain and Ricé. RIP Lil Paul. LLLP.
Some of you may remember that the Lil Paul album was advertised under the caption of “July ’99 – Lil Paul – T-Gang” above King 13 – Time Served in the Source Magazine. That was the same advertisement that was designed by Pen N Pixel. There was also another album of his which was going to be a self-titled album.
However Sean only wanted to press up 1,000 units of the Lil Paul – Paul album because the City of San Antonio had a task force assigned to when Commerce Street Records was located on East Commerce Street & North Walters Street. Sean didn’t want SAPD and Bexar County going after him due to gang related material Lil Paul was freestyling about.
The store on Commerce and Walters was used as a hang out for the East Terrace Gang. So SAPD and Bexar County seeked out a gang injunction against Sean and the property as they believed illegal activity was happening. Sean and the East Terrace Gangsters used the storefront to store weapons. However all the weapons were legally registered.
The Lil Paul – Lil Paul album was supposed to be released in July 1999 on Commerce Street Records back when Commerce Street Records was located on East Commerce Street & North Walters Street (Commerce & Walters). However this did not happen for a variety of reasons.
A big part of the reason why the Lil Paul album was never completed and was never released was due to his ego and legal drama.
Lil Paul got kicked off the label because of his ego as he was difficult to work with like King 13 was. He thought he was too good to perform at concerts where even big names performed. Him and Sean weren’t on good terms by 1999 which resulted in him getting kicked off the label. He only wanted to rap with certain artists.
The other reason was due to him being a victim of recidivism. He was serving a prison sentence in TDCJ for various crimes he committed such as armed robbery and drug possession. Basically he was in and out of jail and prison.
As for the album cover, there were never any pictures taken for the Lil Paul album. The reason there was no album cover designed for the Lil Paul album was because he was in and out of jail. Lil Paul was in and out of jail a lot between 1996 and 2002. He already had warrants out for his arrests like Lil Short did.
6 songs were recorded for the Lil Paul album. Most of which were freestyles. Staying Alive For Dat 5 was one of the songs recorded for that album. That was one of the hardest songs on the album.
I rate this album 4/5****!