Paul Wall Not Vying For Moguldom

Paul Wall says that fans shouldn't expect him to make the transition to music executive, despite the successes many other hip hop stars have had behind-the-scenes as industry movers and shakers. Paul says that he's uninterested in 'babysitting' artists, and while the idea of becoming a CEO has intrigued him, he's turned off by the managerial aspects of the industry.
"I thought about it man, but it seems like CEOs, A&Rs and managers are kind of like babysitters and I would hate to have that responsibility," Paul told SOHH. "[Because] for one, to hold another person's career [in my hands], I don't want to steer somebody in the wrong direction. I don't want to f*ck up their career. I see how it is with most artists. With most artists, you have to babysit them. So I don't want to be a babysitter and have to tell another grown man what to do."
"A lot of times with artists, it seems like if you're a CEO or manager and you put your all into somebody, a lot of artists appreciate the hard work you do," Paul added. "They feel like whatever you do, they feel like they expect it and you owe it to them. No matter how much money you spend on them, as soon as you stop spending money, they ain't f*cking with you anymore and I just don't want to get into that. A lot of times you show love and you show love on a regular basis and they just start expecting it and thinking that they deserve it and that you owe them and the love you're giving them. If I did [do the executive thing], it would only be for my own music, me and my friends or if I was really trying to help somebody out. But it's too much of a time investment and too much to ask for. I ain't trying to babysit no artists."


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