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Chingy may have hit the Jackpot in 2003 with his multiplatinum debut, but in the wake of his departure from Ludacris’ camp, the Midwest upstart saw his lackluster follow-up, Powerballin’, crap out with fans. Hoping that lady luck is still on his side, the St. Louis native rolls the dice for a third time with Hoodstar. Whether it’s dealing with a drama-filled relationship on the Tyrese-featured “Pullin’ Me Back” or spittin’ game on the Jermaine Dupri–produced “Dem Jeans,” Chingy makes no apologies about revisiting the ballerific formula that brought him success in the past. In fact, on “Nike Aurr’s & Crispy ...

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