Paul Sahagun A.K.A. Tha Wreking Ball started rapping in 1994, at the ripe age of twelve. Ever since then, TWB’s songs and lyrics have mostly been split between mainstream/secular rap and Christian Rap due in large part to his strong Christian faith instilled by his parents.
In late 1997, TWB did a small performance at a party, and it was then when his talent was recognized by a youth minister from Bakersfield, CA. Shortly thereafter, TWB performed at a small Christian Rap tour in Bakersfield. Since then TWB has made various recordings and performed at parties, talent shows, and auditions. He also released the albums entitled, Tha Early Years and Breakin Thru.
The latest album by TWB is simply called “The Mixtape”. TWB says he is not motivated by the glamour, money, or fame usually associated with being a mainstream artist. Confirming that his motivations are to continue doing what he is passionate about, achieving his goals, and to positively affect people with his music.
TWB’s fast flow is fun, and something about his voice makes him sound smooth, like a guy who can and will fit right in with the top artists in hip-hop. Not that I’m classifying him with the mainstream money-chasers, but its clear TWB is one of the brightest new faces in this industry.
“The Mixtape” is full of fast flows and positively wicked rhymes. TWB relies on his phenomenal delivery and that style fits him right in with the best of the best. Flow, wordplay, he’s got it in spades. Every song is at least worth a listen, because we all know this guy can bring it with the flow. The first half is absolute killer material, and the second may even be better than the first!
TWB is the real deal. He has a great positive style that is raw and refreshing, without ever being preachy. He delivers a masterful work of lyrical potency- both in technical expertise and Biblical conviction that always bubbles in the undertones. TWB’s excellence with words harmoniously works with his unique voice, clever rhyme schemes and mic presence.
The album is diverse and the production delivers just as much diversity. Some of the tracks have a deep meaning that you have to listen to multiple times for it all to sink in. Other tracks are just great music to bob your head to. And altogether they make “The Mixtape”, an album that is just flat out amazing!