Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug Talk H-Town

With Mike Jones certified

platinum, Slim Thug No. 1 on Billboard’s rap charts and Paul Wall on deck,

Houston, Texas is experiencing its biggest resurgence in recent history.

However, the trio is keeping their success in perspective.

Paul Wall humbly told AllHipHop.com, “We just following

suit, because the Geto Boys been putting it down with Rap-A-Lot, UGK of course.

Other places been doing it…we just following suit to represent for real.”

With The People’s Champ coming September 13,

Paul Wall recently joined Reebok apparel company in its print ad campaign.

And although Slim Thug sold major units on the independent circuit,

his major label debut was bootlegged forcing Geffen to push his date back.

The rapper, who stands 6’6,” merely adjusted to

the streets.

Already Platinum had gotten out on bootleg and

we didn’t want to give the people the same record [that was in the streets],”

Slim Thug said. “We went and redid the whole thing over so it’s

a whole new album.”

Slim’s album was the largest debut this week on the Billboard

200, selling more than 129,000 copies and debuted No.2.

On the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Already Platinum

emerged in the No. 1 spot.

Mike Jones’ Who is Mike Jones? pushes a steady

amount of units and is already platinum.

“I’m just trying to make it. I’m the motivator,

I motivate people. I got my own label, Ice Age Entertainment,” Jones said.

“I’m ready.”

“People are

showing (Houston) a lot of love and embracing us,” Paul Wall concluded.