Rapper Paul Wall turns 34 on Wednesday and what a better way to celebrate the Houston native than with one of his signature pieces: grills.
Grills are markers of excellence in hip hop culture. Wall, along with other artists, wear them to add to the rag-to-riches rap aesthetic that shows off wealth after times of financial struggle. The flashy accessory is very expensive, gives teeth a literal shine and denotes social status. Other items like dope sneakers, designer digs and gold and platinum chains send similar messages.
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