Chamillionaire
Ridin’ High

chamillionaire1.jpgLacking high-profile ties to Rap-A-Lot or Swisha House, a lot of people doubted that Chamillionaire had what it took to take his Houston sound nationwide. Although his status as an underground mixtape king had gotten him the respect of his peers, Cham had to blaze his own path, signing a deal with Universal Records for his own Chamillitary Entertainment. But the uphill battle paid off, with the sales of his major label debut, The Sound of Revenge, steadily rising thanks to the unexpected crossover success of his second single “Ridin’.” Cham then added fuel to the fire by releasing a string of remixes to the hit featuring a slew of MCs from around the country. XXLMAG.COM caught up with Koopa as he was pulling into New York City where we got him to reflect on some rumors before he broke down his top 10 favorite hip-hop collaborations of all time.

You were on Bun B’s “Draped Up” remix with everybody from Houston, but when the video came out, you were the only one not in it. What happened?
A lot of people ask me that. I had been on promo tour for six months. They called me [to do the video], but they called me at the last minute. Rap-A-Lot is known for doing that. They always tell me at the last minute. I think they didn’t ask me [earlier] ’cause they thought I’d have a problem with it. They called me at the end and I said, “I’m cool to do it,” but they was already done. They wanted me to just slide back, have a cameraman meet me and put it together. But I wasn’t able to; it’s just the timing. There’s rumors going around like, “Cham didn’t want to do it,” but nah. Media was kinda looking at it that way, but it wasn’t really that big.

Did you hear “Knockin’ Doorz Down” from Pimp C’s new album?
Yeah, man [laughs]. It said somebody “Need to stop bullshittin’.” Then it said, “Chamillionaire and Paul still ain’t talkin’.” I was just like, Aw, man. But he’s the person who can do that and nobody can say nothing. That’s Pimp, man. What can you say?

Do you agree with Pimp? Could you and Paul patch things up?
Man, it’s hard to say. Right now I feel like everybody’s doing that. These records are coming out that have these combinations, but I think there’s a difference. Slim Thug and Z-Ro can make a record together, and even Flip and T.I. can make a record together, but there’s a difference between that and Flip and T.I. holding hands and being friends. When people say they want these records, they mean that they want us all to be friends. There’s a lot of personal stuff that happens between everybody. It’s not going to be the way it used to be. Any marriage in a family where there are divorces and people split up, you can’t make mom and dad the way they used to be. People want that. Like I would like a whole bunch of people to get together, the whole West Coast to get back together like they did with The Chronic, but it’s just not realistic.

So you’re saying this doesn’t have to do with rap, it’s a personal thing?
Yeah. Put the rap to the side, it’s a personal thing. I remember when he never smoked and never cursed. How do you put that back together—it’s not the same marriage. Musically, where I see Paul going, and where I’m trying to grow, it just doesn’t match. Like we might be in the same booth and he’s saying I want to do this, and I’m arguing no I want to do this, and it just doesn’t work. It is what it is, man. We’re not trippin’ or nothing. We’re not beefing. I can speak to Mike Jones. I can speak to Paul. I don’t hold no grudge on nobody.

You worked with Hawk before he passed away. Did you know him very well, personally?
Yes, I did. And honestly, man, I’ve never felt as bad about someone losing their life as him, because I really feel he really didn’t deserve it. That’s one of the most honest, humble people I’ve ever met in my life, and you can put me on the record saying that. I’m not just saying that because he passed away. If anybody would have asked me that when he was alive, I still would’ve said the same thing. I just talked to him right before. We seen him at our show a little bit before he died. He met me backstage and said, “Hey Cham, I want to get a platinum plaque and I want to pay.” I said, “Nah, man, you can’t pay,” and he said, “No, I want to show you how much I appreciate being on the album.” I said, “Nah, man, you’re too humble. You’re a legend sitting there talking to me like that.” I’m listening to Trae’s song [“Swang”] and listening to what Hawk’s saying, about how Fat Pat breezed through him. Man, it’s so sad.

When did you hear that he had died?
I had been on tour and I was headed back to Houston at the time when they told me. They said it happened 20 minutes ago and I went and stopped by the crime scene. I seen the car still running and all the people out there. It was a terrible feeling. I’m just treating life a lot differently. One day you’re here, the next day you’re gone. That’s kind of the mode I’m in right now. And there’s so much of that happening, like what happened with T.I. We had just performed at that same club [in Cincinnati] a few nights before.

Really? What was the vibe like when you were there?
Yeah, we got a very bad response. The whole tour has been completely good everywhere, but when we got there, it was a funny feeling. It’s like the kind of people there, they looking at you in a different way. I saw it. So I already know what T.I. was going through when they went to that club. And I was surprised, because T.I. is a big artist. He sold 500,000 his first week. He shouldn’t have even been in that club. When I was in that club, I was like, Wow. It was a very street environment. I did the same thing in the same club, and the same place for the after party. It’s crazy. Even with Proof…I had never met Proof until a week before he died and he showed up backstage at one of my shows. I don’t know what God is trying to tell me. Life is too short to be arguing over some little things. We moving real differently now.

It must make you appreciate your success that much more. People seem to be surprised with how well “Ridin’” has been doing.
Yeah, TRL number 10 today, man. I wasn’t on the bus at the time, but the bus got stopped by the police and they were asking for me and about the “Ridin’ Dirty” song. They searched the whole bus.

Did you expect people to respond to the song like they have?

I kinda always had faith in myself, but just to see so many people embracing that song feels good. So many artists personally have called me to talk about it. A lot of them have jumped on the remix. It’s especially good to see it blow up because it’s a street record. Now street records are making it. “Still Tippin” is an example. Who would’ve thought a street record like that would’ve done what it did. So it’s good that it’s coming to that. Artists can be themselves. They don’t have to pretend to be somebody they’re not.

You already dropped a remix with Jae Millz and Papoose, and then another with UGK. Do you have plans to release other versions of “Ridin’”?
Oh yeah, we’re keeping it coming. There’s an L.A. version with The Game and DJ Quik. There’s a Bay Area version with Keak da Sneak, Mistah F.A.B. and San Quinn. Slim Thug’s going to be on another Southern version with a lot of Texas people like Magnificent and Killa Kyleon. We actually got an overseas international version with Akon, this guy named Sway and some others. My engineer is back in Houston pasting them all together. I might have to make one 18-minute-long version with everybody. We’re pushing it till the wheels fall off.

chamillionaire2.jpgHow did you get all these people to get on the track?
I was on tour across the country from the West Coast to the East Coast. You start to find out what’s hot in different markets and you start to find out who’s who. You also start building relationships. I had been a workaholic in my own zone doing my mixtapes, and I hadn’t really collaborated with a lot of people. When I decided to collaborate with people, I wanted to collaborate more with the underdogs, the street people, messing with the people like Jae Millz and Papoose. When I went to New York, they were all over the mixtapes, so I wanted to get down with those guys instead of trying to go safe with all the super-big names. I like to work with people who got that hunger in them. The people on the way up are the best people to work with, because they want it just as bad as you do. It comes out in the music. I like seeing different collaborations, because everything doesn’t have to be the same combination. With Chamillionaire, you expect to see a Slim Thug or Paul Wall on that same record, but when you go to different markets and you get Chamillionaire and Keak da Sneak together, it’s a lot more interesting.

Chamillionaire’s Top 10 Favorite Hip-Hop Collaborations

1. Scarface feat. 2pac “Smile”

“One of the most respected rappers in the South and one of the most respected rappers period. I just love that song. It had a purpose. The song, the video, it was all different. Even today, you don’t see people doing things like that. It was more creative; whereas now music is all about the single. That was real hip-hop right there.”

2. Jay-Z feat. UGK “Big Pimpin’”
“Jay-Z is my favorite rapper and to see him do that with two respected rappers from the South—and from Texas especially—that collaboration just came out real, real dope. They was all rippin’ the song so hard.”

3. Nas feat. Lauryn Hill “If I Ruled the World”
“Lauryn Hill is one of the best singers, and at the time, Nas was on some real lyrical ish. Back then, people cared more about the lyrics in rap and what the song was saying. It really had a purpose and a good concept. It’s one of those songs you can play in front of your family and it gives you that feel-good feeling. So many collaborations that come out today sound pasted together by an A&R, but that just seemed like it was just natural. They had a really good chemistry on that song.”

4. Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige “All I Need”
“This has that same feeling. It’s like a perfect marriage. It was street music, but it had a purpose. At that time, Wu-Tang was super hot and Meth was one of my favorites. They both blossomed into being megastars.”

5. 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre “California Love”
“At that time, the West Coast was putting its stamp on the game, representing real hard. For someone to put out a song called ‘California Love’ that was respected everywhere from the East Coast to the South, that right there was big, man. The creativity in the video was different than anything. They went against the grain with that one and it worked.”

6. M.O.P. feat. Busta Rhymes and Remy Ma “Ante Up (Remix)”
“It had that energy, that power. To this day, I don’t care if you in the club or wherever, this song just makes you want to rip something off the wall. That’s an instant classic.”

7. Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre, Xzibit and Nate Dogg “Bitch Please”
“For all of them to come together was great. Everybody’s part fit perfectly in the song, and everybody brought their own little style. It was a really raw concept and it still ended up being a radio single. That’s one thing I like about Snoop and Dr. Dre and all them, they used to take a lot of raw concepts to the commercial world—even The Chronic. Who would’ve thought it would blow up like it did with the subject matter?”

8. Ja Rule feat. Fat Joe and Jadakiss “New York”
“This came out at a time when I think they was making a statement. I’m not even from New York, but they was doing it big and everyone was reppin’ New York to the fullest and the beat was tight. Honestly, I’ve never been that big a Ja Rule fan, but that made me one. He used to do more commercial singles and that made me really respect him.”

9. Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans and 112 “I’ll be Missing You”
“That song had a purpose to it. It was a really good soulful song. Puffy always makes some good music, man, and that’s just one of the top for me. Faith is one of the top in R&B as far as vocals are concerned. I think the combination of artists, all of them fit. Puffy is really good at making collaborations that fit and sound really good together.”

10. Bun B feat. Lil Keke, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Aztek, Lil Flip and Z-Ro “Draped Up (Remix)”
“At the time, a lot of people were beefing with each other, [but] Bun B got everybody out on the same level. He’s a legend and he’s respected, so he’s one of the only people who can pull that off. The OGs gave a chance for the younger cats to shine, you know. Everybody was doing their thing and there was no beefing and that’s not only historic for Houston, but it’s really a good record, period. It’s the epitome of how Houston records sound right now.”

  • The Dza

    I was listening to the New York track. 50 cent really fucked shit up for New York. Had 50 not ended those 3 dude’s careers, I think New York would’ve come back for real. What a shame.

  • nasty

    fat joe’s career is fo sure not done buddy

  • Sizzurp

    I swear… i cant believe my fav artist also has the same taste in music as me… hes a trill bruva i repect him alot… and i hope paul and him get back together!… i was sad when he was sayin Hawk talkin bout fat pat breezed through him dat was real sad.

  • Trill reconize Trill

    Whuts da damn deal mayne chamillionaire is the best rapper out right now prople just dont pay attention watch they’ll see how hes gonna start blowin up fa real and hes is the absolut Truht from Texas on the real

  • http://flip_21_03yahoo.com Escobar

    Whuts da damn deal mayne chamillionaire is the best rapper out right now prople just dont pay attention watch they’ll see how hes gonna start blowin up fa real and hes is the absolut Truht from Texas on the real

  • ced

    Cham has been a humble dude his self since day one. I had the chance to meet dude on several occassions and he is truly one of the artist to look for in the very near future. Keep reppin TX 2 da fullest!!!

  • Tyler Durden

    he has one of the worst names in rap history….

  • john cochran

    I agree with Cham, I like to see different types of colabs. I hate when people just want to get who eber is hot at the time. The version with pap and millz was nice.

  • Ian

    He’s about his biz and you have to respect that. He used that negative energy to break into the mainstream. Mike Jones and Paul Wall straight, but Chamillionaire is doing it way bigger than them. To have your debut cd put out under your own label and distributed by a major is crazy, he may have sold the least out of them, but it’s looking like he’ll have the most money b/c he’s seeing more off every record sold than they are.

  • texas repasenta

    i respect koopahs mind

  • mathew

    his single is large right now, no doubt..

  • txraized

    this was a nice intrvw 2 b a spur of the momnt thng. i’m glad he shed lite on y he’s not on the video, cuz i wonderd abt tht. also man, hawk death ws sad, 2 of h-town’s brightst rising star’s gunned down in thr prime & to top it off, thy were broths (hawk & fat pat) sad. also i hve great respct for artist like cham, tht not only rspct the art, but hve great respct 4 the tx guys who came b4 them (like geto boys, ugk). lastly, i agree tht smile collab, tht’s classic.

  • d

    i think that cham and paul wall should not get bet together because there was alot of personal stuff that happened between them like paul jumping rasaaq in a houston club and also cham is just way better and paul had lost the skills he had when cham used to be his boy

  • ROB G

    I GOT ALOT OF RESPECT 4 CHAM CAUSE WHEN IT SEEMED EVERY1 FROM HOUSTON WAS RIDING EACHOTHERS DICK CHAM WAS PATIENT AND WAITED HIS TURN NOW HES SHINING BRIGHTER THAN ANY RAPPER IN THE LONE STAR STATE

  • BROWN MAGIC

    FUCK CHAMILLIOAIRE HEZ WACK THAT PUSSY NIG SCARED OF PAULL WAALL LOL

    HOUSTON AND TEXAS IS SHIT PERIOD

  • SHAHEIM ALI

    YO WHATZ REALLY GOOD?? I THINK ABOUT 99.9 PERCENT OF DOWNSOUTH/WEST COAST RAPPERS IS STRAIGHT TRASH!, BUT CHAMILLIONAIRE IS LISTENABLE! HE DON’T ANNOY ME LIKE MOST THESE OTHER NIGGAZ. JUST FOR THE RECORD, PAUL WALL IS ONE OF THE WORST “RAPPERS” OF ALL TIME! HE A GOOD DJ THOUGH. BUT THAT KID GOT NO NO NO!!!! LYRICS!!!!!!! HE NEED TO STEP HIS GAME UP. … THAT DRAPED UP REMIX HAD THAT HOT TO DEF BEAT THOUGH! BIG UP TO CHAMM. FOR PUTTIN’ MY NIGGA PAPOOSE ON THAT REMIX! HE KILLED THAT JOINT RIGHT THERE! BEFORE I GO I JUST WANNA SAY, IT AIN’T THAT US NIGGAZ FROM NY HATE DOWN SOUTH RAPPERS, ITS JUST THE FACT THAT YA SHOULDN’T BE CALLED RAPPERS, YA SHOULD BE CALLED “ENTERTAINERS” THAN I WOULDN’T HAVE NOTHING TO TALK SHIT ABOUT. CUZ YA DO KNOW HOW TO ROCK A PARTY IN REAL LIFE. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO LYRICS PLEASE B, LEAVE THAT SHIT TO US NYC NIGGAZ, WE GOTS THAT SHIT ON LOCK! BUT CHAM.. DO YOUR THING SON. YOU SEEM LIKE A TRUE NIGGA… O YEAH AND TALK TO PAUL WALL AGAIN AND MAYBE YOU COULD HELP HIM WITH HIS RHYMES A LIL. CUZ TALKING ABOUT “CANDY PAINT” EVERY 5 WORDS IS GETTIN’ TIRED! ……….. PEACE YA! ONE LUV TO NYC, SOUTH BRONX… THE GREATEST CITY WITH THE GREATEST RAPPERS ALIVE!

  • Prodigy

    Cham is good, but he ain’t no where near Z-Ro’s level.

  • Aaron L

    I wanna hear a Koopa and Lil Wayne joint

  • mathew

    listen to dude on the 2nd verse of ridin, dude can actually spit…

  • Deandre Da Worst

    Come on now I know you don’t really think down south rappers are trash. Tha only thing we trashin is all the other coasts. Da South got da game on lock and all you New York niggas are stuck on undergrond mixtapes. We got all da money all da houses all da cars and you niggas in cabs and Subways. 50 cent said it best when he said “New York niggas are jealous of da next Nigga” They hate for another nigga to get they shine! They always think it’s a nigga in New York betta than everybody else. It might be a lot of niggas in New York betta but they “Head to Big” Down south we Humble and we don’t have as many beefs. Can’t you see when we make vit down south we always help da next nigga. We never do it by ourselves thats why we united and so Strong now! you NY niggas need to learn to be humble and quit hatin on niggas! Cause why you niggas hatin we got that DOUGH! and we headed straight to tha bank LAUGHING at you niggas!

  • Deandre Da Worst

    And as for Chamillionaire He tha Truth straight outta H-town. I’ve been listenin to him seven years on underground tracks! Da boy is nice wit his lyrical flow! He will go down as one of da most lyrical cats down south! Li Wayne holdin it down! down south when it come to lyrics! as far as Cham and Paul I think they’ve been through too much not to at least do some kind of Collabo now that they are both at the top of there Games. I know for years they fed off of each other especially Paul Wall. Cham taught him a lot about rappin so he owes it to him to try to at least collaborate. cham and Paul had a chemistry that just killed tracks. listen to “N Love Wit My Money” off Da Get “Your Mind Correct” cd. Back then you knew dem boys had it! I never thought they would both make it doin solo albums and around tha same time too! Well I always knew Cham could do it cause he’s like a lyrical genious the way he put’s his words together. Keep doin yo thang Cham!

    Deandre Da Worst 3rd ward Houston,Tx
    (Comin soon to a Mixtape Near You!)

  • JAG WAR

    im waiting for that cham and keak collabo.. that shit finna crack

  • Da King J-Hosa

    all u new york niggaz need to stop hatin..yal just made cause TEXAS takin iver everything right now…The whole world startin to look like TEXAS MAYNE and yall better get use to it cause we aint goin nowhere…keepin doin ur thand cham reppin these texas streets..SAn ANotnio stand up

  • LiL Goku

    I think 50 destroyed NY, juss like the Game Destroyed LA. Cause they both bullshit on there shit. But I give respect to south cause they keep it real and humble. Peace

  • J

    Aaron L Says:

    May 17th, 2006 at 10:34 pm
    I wanna hear a Koopa and Lil Wayne joint

    There is a joint with koopa and wayne on Chams CD

  • Screwzu

    MAAAAAAAAAAN!!!! East and West got plex, but the SOUTH is just holdin it down…well, what yall ny cats dont understand is that we been doin it for years, but the mainstream finally got their heads out of their asses and opened their eyes. The only reason ny is still rappin is cuz MTV, BET and all those other stations are in ny. If it werent for that yall wouldnt be shit, but yall can keep on hatin, cuz we just keep shakin yall off, we still gonna shine no matter what!!! The 3rd Coast got too many cats comin out right now that we cant be stopped. We just hittin them all at once… AWWREADY!!!!!

  • tha truth

    fuck all yall haters chamillion is the best rapper out there
    STOP HATIN
    STOP SNITCHIN

    chamillitary mayne!

  • Donnie

    Man Koopa been puttin’ it down ever since I can remember back in 1999!!! Awww Ready!!!

  • J SUN

    I’M NOT FEELLIN CHAM. HE SHOULD JUST SING HOOKS LIKE NATE DOGG…

  • TexasOG

    Da King J-Hosa kno wats up!
    yall needz to learn wats goin down
    nyc iz old
    put ya hat up and quit while yall still got sum good onez cuz 50 and them iz killin ya rep so dont talk no shit bout texas till one o yall ho ass ny catz can actually step up to wat them real ogz from ny used to do.
    Texas run da game now and pleez believe they aint stoppin now dat Koopa finally gettin sum props.
    and fuk dyke jones, paul, and da swishhouse!

  • TexasOG

    o yea and FUCK
    BROWN MAGIC and SHAHEIM ALI
    ho azz niggaz
    wat?

  • Da King J-Hosa

    finally we got some real niggaz agreeing with what i say…shit i have been listen to cham since 99 when he came out with tha swisha house…yall nyc niggaz just mad cause the south taken over…and u know what we got more niggaz that are comin out that spit fire aswell so be ready…yall dont know nothin bout Z-ro yall dont know bout Trae, 3rd degree, Tha “SUC”, DSR, or anybody else all these texas artist will shine just like the rest…and fuck 50 cent they already killed this nigga on a track

  • TexasOG

    fo sho my nigga
    ckam BEEN flowin hotter thatn anybody but he just barely startin to get sum props. he was the best nigga on da swishahouse and now he runnin thangz wit his own label.
    lots a respek to cham for doin it.
    S.U.C baby 4 life
    DSR holdin it down in dtown fo sho
    they just dont kno dawg.
    but yall goin learn.

  • Creekwood

    Fuck Chamillionare, you weak ass bitch you need to clean your underwear and quit ridin dirty

  • http://kinghenryg.tripod.com kill-all-haters

    first and formost…FUCK CREEKWOOD…koopa is da man and cant nobody stop it. the mixtape god, dont hate him go to church first…might as well since all these rappers wearing church shirts!

  • J SUN

    SHAHEIM ALI IS ONE OF THE ONLY DUDES ON HERE WITH ANY SENCE. THATS MY MAIN SHITSTAIN. BIG UP KID…..

  • J SUN

    BE EASY TEXASOG, DONT BODY NO ONE….

  • ReDiCuLouS

    Aight Imma break it down just to tell a lil story…strait out the box of the gangsta category…Chamilitary mayne the illest out there. Cham needs to hook up with Weezy and TIP to form a DownSouth Connection. That shit would be crazy!!!! Big up to Koopa…I’m still bumpin that shit from ’02 …”Get Yo Mind Correct” yall!!! Dat shit is hot screwed & chopped!!! Oh yeah, Paul Wall needs to jump back in the lyrical “turning lane”, and kick up some new dust instead of 84s,plex, and drank..at least some new annecdotes will do.

  • erben one

    yall barely heard of koopa, we down here
    been feelin son for minute. the texas mix tape scene would be boring with out him. yall need to here rasaq (cham’s brother)……….str8 fire. keep grindin and dont forget the mix tapes now that you blew up…….always gonna be a fan………fuck mike jones..who…mike jones….who…mike jones.

  • F U PAY ME

    Fuck lil wayne. Cham should NOT do nomore with lil wayne

  • http://xxl.com 2real4daSTREETZ

    yo its the southern take over baby what u know about dat TEXAS is comin so
    GET THE FUCK OUT THE WAY

  • http://xxl.com 2real4daSTREETZ

    YO CREEKWOOD you know what it is CHAM is up and runnin and you know what happen when you step infront of a train …… you get your blood spilt so stop hatin BITCH
    WORD CHAM is the truth ITS THE SOUTHERN TAKEOVER

  • http://xxl.com 2real4daSTREETZ

    yo south side till i die thats just how i get down word up to houston holdn it down cham southern rappers soon comin to your town to rip it down and thats just how it goes if you dont like it ohh well shut up hoe now what you know south side is were i rezide and when im runnin from the cops houston is wwere i hide i call texas home thats the place were the killas rome run up on ya and from behind cock my gun and put 9 in your spine what

  • http://www.nmmu.ac.za agen’st da oddz

    Yo Cham sounds lyk a nigga wu ‘got his mind ryt’ a lot o’ niggaz be hatin fo no rezn,Creekwood u need to be a gay mag editor hip hop daz’nt need fuckaz like yo’ This is a black thing whether South,West or york lets crack this bitch together

  • http://www.nmmu.ac.za agen’st da oddz

    Yo Shaheim Alli can u tell me about 50 where is he frm dude NYC aint all dat Rap is rap it aint no NU york shit Pac killed all yo where was he frm West Em aint frm York bt he killin it so stop bitchin U gay !!!
    Yeah i said it Fag ass mathafucka

  • Lady J Thizzo

    Aight, J-Thizzo’s in da house. 1st and 4 most, i agree w/ Da King J-Hosa and DeAndre. Ny is being hostel like a mug! Now don’t get me wrong, i’ve been up there a few times w/i a few months and yall know how to put it down. But yall SONS need to realize there’s more to this urban life than the bronx, brooklyn and queens.You don’t see Koopa or any otha down south rappa putting yall hatas down. we give props to anyone with TALENT! East, West, 3rd World whateva!! a difference between us and yall, we fight for resources to get big, they’re not given to us!! We can’t just take a subway to Manhatten and be like “yo listen to dis” Obviously we doin’ a good job of it to, cause it got ya’ll attn right? I rep all Texas Finest!! Whether it’s koopa, bun b, pimp c, big moe, suc, whateva! i do want to see Z-Ro come up the way deserves though! Until then, just enjoy talent where ever it’s from and stop hatin period. Cause a “We do ride CANDY PAINT ON DA DUECE DUECE W/ LEAN”….. Man hold up i got too much lean in MY cup!!!

    Jay-Thizzo San Antonio, TX (SA TOWN BABY!!!)

  • BOTTOM BOYZ ENT 239

    Chamm is nice for real but he ain’t fuckin with Weezy by a long shot, word is bond.

  • Sire For Hire

    Cham is doing his thing. I like when niggas/rappers can move foward past the beef or tension with one another and get money. Cham much love and keep on ridin’. And to Bottom Boyz Ent 239, Lil Wayne is nicer now because his studied the Jay-Z music.

  • TexasOG

    J SUN Says:

    May 19th, 2006 at 9:25 pm
    BE EASY TEXASOG, DONT BODY NO ONE….

    ….
    BE eazy?
    watch yoself dawg.
    us texas niggaz aint as fake as most of u ny catz.
    i dont shoot, but i whoops a lot of ass son. i hope to see one of yall hoez on the street.

  • bigboi

    joe’s and rules career is done not jada i think jada ripped 50 on dat animal track.

    I think think that cham might take the place of lil flip in da h-town

  • malise187

    chamillionaire is no joke.his musik is some of the best ive heard

  • ROB G

    CHAM IS DEFINATELY ONE OF THE MOST LYRICAL DUDES DOWN SOUTH
    DUDE CAN SPIT
    IM FROM THE WEST COAST AND GOTTA SAY THE DIRTY IS RUNNIN SHIT RIGHT NOW
    THE EAST COAST GOTTA STOP HATIN AND PUT SOMEBODY NEW OUT(PAPOOSE STACK BUNDLES)
    THE WEST NEED TO CALM DOWN AND STOP BANGING AS HARD AND MAKE GOOD MUSIC

  • $

    say shaheim ali,(sarcastcally speaking and sounding like a nyc fag) “say b”, “yo son”, “listen up kid”…aight enough of dat bullshit, first of all aint no rappers in ny(besides shine and dipset).yall some oh mc hip-pop record makin asses. yall need to get yall minds correct and start jammin these country rap tunes.cant no ny artist touch koopa or ugk or slim thugga or z-ro, or scarface, man i could go on forever. yall subject matter is just wak and boring…yall aint up on thangs up there i guess but yall will recognize soon enough, prolly still wont give us our props but fuck, dont need it, all we need, and all we know down south is make $. i feel like one of yall internet gangsters writtin dis bullshit but yall need to know whats up!

  • Isaac

    chamillionaire desearves alot of props this dude is hot right now and he ganna be poppin off for years to come. wat he gatta do some shit wit too short.

  • http://xxl.com 2real4daSTREETZ

    yo i rap and i wanna see if yall like my flow

    Ill wound you from far away
    then move in for the kill
    pop you in the face
    then watch your blood spill
    I love hunting niggas down its such a thrill
    Just the word MURDER sends a chill
    down my arm to my hand
    then to the trigga
    BANG BANG
    ooops i killed another nigga

  • ReDiCuLouS

    yo Real2DaStreets…peep this & learn a lil somthin’…

    I popped the Glock, you froze//
    See Im speakin’ murder, not a flock of crows//
    Boy my block is cold, my ice clear as Aquafina//
    Catch me ridin’ dirty, Im never clean, YUP!!!!

  • HUSTLEHARD

    YALL^^ NEED 2 CUT THAT WANNABE GANGSTA BULLSHIT OUT ….U BOTH SOUND RIDICULOUS!!!!

  • Karim aka Killa Cam

    AHHHHHHHHAAA Mayne please stop rappin dawg who the fuck do you think you are Ridiculous yes you are ridiculous and your wack ass rap aint even lyrically they are ridiculous just as your name… Mayne you need to stop rapping dude man some practice would help you HAAAAAAAAAAA I would kill you in a rap tournament im the future of rap and this sound ridiculous 4 some of you but I think that I m better lyrically than the most of the rappers in the rap game

  • breakdown

    Fuck h town, yall let them n o boys take yall trap. He can’t rap. A town ho

  • Da King J-Hosa

    hey big up to j thizzo for showin love…i agree with him aswell like i said before “The whole world startin to look like TEXAS Mayne” PERIOD Enough said motherfuckers. Stop hatin u NYC niggaz…the south is officially takin over…so deal with it

  • davidtx210 san antonio

    fuck paul wall and mike jones cham is the truth and u an flip need to drop a mixs tape… shit would be hot

  • riderdie

    First of all, im sick of all u haters out there. runnin all that plex about texas RAP MUSIC! Pimp C said it best, down here we aint makin no hip hop songs, we make country ass rap tunes! All that nsync hip hop out of new york is garbage. Cham is trill but his old shit is the truth. if you haters from the east coast want to here lyrics from the south. fuck with your boy Z-RO. 20 albums in 7 years and they all fire. just pick one up yul c. One love to UGK, SUC, Rap-a-lot. us down south boys aint nothin to play with. PS FUCK 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • South West Reps

    Down in PHX we listin to all kinds of shit to east, west and down south we also listin to chopped& screwd shit befor it got to be know no bayers here we got love for all sides so stop fuck’in bitch bout all this shit.Papoos is tie,Game and Cham. stop hate’in P-TOWN STAND UP!!!!!!!

  • $OUTH$IDE

    FUCK riderdie SHIT ITS ALL BOUT DAT DOWN SOUTH SHIT QUIT HATTIN FUCK BICTH.

  • $

    breakdown, man ill break yo ass down and ill be damd if i let some dirty muthafuckas take over our shit.a-town?ha!yall a joke, oh snap lovin asses!yeah ill meake yo ass lean and rock!

  • BIG JOE

    Chamillion is the most talented and diverse rapper in Texas. He got love from the east coast cause his punch lines. He got love on the west because of his humble but gangsta style. He got love in the mid west because his ability to rap fast. He got love in the south cause’ his Hooks, and he got love from the ladies cuase his ability to sing. Oh yeah, he just went platinum not off hype but talent. I hope he puts southern takeover and Fly as the sky(lil wayne and Rasaq) out as his next singles. Re:Because they make you feel proud to be from the south. Lil Wayne, Chamillionaire, Fabulous, Papoose, Jay-z, Ludacris, Da Dip set, and Ice Cube are the best rappers if you ask me.

  • BIG JOE

    My Bad G-unit is also hot and one more thing the reason that paul and cham won’t get cool no time soon is because paul and a couple other nigga’s jumped his brother rasaq now that was some ho shit. These niggas grew up together it wouldn’t be so serious but they was like brothers so when your brother cross you it hurts more than if just another nigga on the streets does that’s not easy to forgive.

  • breakdown

    N o run h town, them n o niggas know that they had a chance in houston. It all over the news, they didn’t try that shit in atlanta. N o is houston now.p.s everbody in atlanta don’t snap there fingers. We have trap houses, if you don’t know what that mean, ask them n o boys what one is

  • Da King J-Hosa

    breakdown what the fuck u saying nigga?

  • http://letsbeef.com heatboi

    check out tha trak weatherman off get ya mind correct…i thought paul was trash til i herd dat trak…go check dat out its fire

  • Car-lyyy

    yeeeah chamillionaire whuuut! this song is siiick! haha paYce!

  • $

    trap house?snap house?whats the difference.shit we got dope houses homie, yeah dat real grimmy shit.im tryin to tell yall its some gangsta shit going down in the H!

  • breakdown

    Houston niggas is cool with me.what I’m trying to say is my sister stay in houston.when the storm came, a lot of them n o niggas came to houston. A lot of them niggas open shop in houston. That all I’m trying to say nigga. I know h town geting money. It a lot more money in atlanta

  • TexasOG

    breakdown, shut up while ya got ya fingaz kid cuz im in dallas, n.o. catz did come thru, did bring some good green, but hell naw didnt take my trap bitch! all they did wuz bring mo customerz!
    i sleep on atl niggaz.
    aint no atl or n.o. niggaz runnin shit in dtown or texas fo sho.
    if therez som mo $ in atl, then ill come take it from ya.

  • http://google shanel

    i luv chamillionaire more than anyone but god luvs him more thank you jesus

  • billyoceanz

    first off great pic with the tegu! second i have been a fan of chamillionaire for 3 years now listening to his undergound stuff with and without paul and his beef with paul is legit. he is a rising star i bought sound of revenge twice reg and screw! horpfully his music will keep getting better

    r.i.p hawk the best lyricist out of texas!
    new yorks finest,
    oceanz

  • http://XXLmag.com westside money

    now everbody love my dog Coopa.When he released turn it up yall was partially feelin him.But the truth from Texas is doing it big “Cali style”.Chamillionaire is the best from Texas,better than Paul Wall,Z-Ro,Slim Thug,and Mike Jones.

  • http://yahoo uvudu

    aw! main. keep it up….. the videos ridin & turn it up men!!!!!! no one has ever done such a thing like dat.. turn it up en.

  • d-bones

    yo chams the man yo hit up the young knoxxx at they my space myspace.com/theyoungknoxxx

  • http://www.hi-flitones.com D Boy
  • ROOZ

    JA IS FINISHED, R&B THUG WANKSTA

  • joker

    my nigga chamillionaire is the truth from h-town. the sound of revenge was better than paul walls “the peoples champ” and mike jones “Who is mike jones” and who likes mike jones anyway??? his cd was garbage and he needs to STOP saying his fucking name cuz its annoying!!!

  • anutha suthena

    Keep reppin’ Tx and wreckin’ dem’ damn tracks mane. Fuck tha haterz and keep ya eyez on tha prize mane. Pce.

  • http://Netscape.com TEXAS BOY

    That Dude Chamillionaire Got Real Music Paul Wall Is The Nigga That Need To Get His Mind Correct!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gutta

    yo i heard one of them houston rappers got HIV..anyone know who it is ?

  • Biggs

    Chamillionare is wack as hell, he is just another example of the new breed of the south destroying what the older more lyical rappers from the south have built up, back in the 90s we would had never heard of Chamillionare, for that matter Mike Jones, or Paul Wall. These new guys have nothing to say anymore

  • Biggs

    Most of these new breed southern rappers audience didnt get pass the 7th grade thats why they think this shit is hot.

  • Tray

    @Biggs
    Hold up muthafucka, I did pass the 7th grade….as a matter of fact, I’m about to get a Bachelor’s degree, so I don’t know what the fuck you talkin about…you can’t recognize talent and just wanna be a hater..Cham is the shit right now because he worked hard for it..he out here grindin while u sittin ya lil weak ass in front of your computer screen hatin. You must haven’t heard the album(or any of his other material for that matter) if you are trying to say that Cham is not lyrical. Where have you been the past few years, and what the fuck have you been listening to? If you don’t consider Cham to be lyrical, then your ass must be the one who didn’t pass the 7th grade.

  • Tray

    You need to go back and listen to Chamillionaire in depth, then rethink ya lil comment

  • krissie rivera

    i love chammillionaire’s misic video ridin’ ya its kool and all but those’s who have ratchet and clank up your arsenal onlline hook-up im phycosniper$$$ my name is kristina michelle rivera and if yoou no dead cell hes a fukin hore/bitch/nigga c ya

  • sdawg

    CHAM IS SOOOO HOT RIGHT NOW, NOBODY CAN CATCH THAT NIGGA RIDIN DIRTY

  • ikon310

    damn, cham is the shit…the mixtape messiah brought the heat on the sound of revenge…i hope paul and cham get back together cuz “get your mind correct” is the shiiiiit…the ridin’ remix with papoose was tight, im from LA and hes my fav artist!!!

  • Paul

    Congratulations…….that boy Koopa scanned a chamillion records.

  • Jermaine

    yo chamillionaire dis ni66a is one of tha only ni66az from houston i really like he got a tight flow n tight rhymez

  • joe

    thanks to all the haters who had something negative to say about cham yall are the ones who behind closed doors jam to cham’s music and go and buy his cd’s on behalf of chamillionaire and chamillitary ent fuck you! if you never met this dude you are missing out on talking to a legend in the making this dude is the most down to earth person i ever met ,when he was with swisha house he had a concert in my city he was the only one out of paul wall,dike jones,mike watts& magno to go in the crowd and sign autographs,them other fools were no were in sight after the concert.cham will go down in history along side 2pac when all said and done as the greatest

  • http://I Souf Mouf

    Watch out 4 chamillionaire. Y’all NY muthafuckaz wanna talk word play and metaphors. Koopa can give it 2 you in bundles and can switch his styles up like Jay-z. But he lives down here. Wait…be patient like he did. All dem boyz from TX went Platinum starting wit Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug. Y’all ain’t never heard mixtape messiah or his old freestyle wit Paul Wall up there so y’all wouldn’t know. Go Download dat shyt from anywhere. Chamillionaire iz an intelligent rapper that has more 2 talk about then drugz and ho’z. He has the potential 2 be legendary like Big L. Papoose and Chamillionaire r the future jus wait…

  • $

    Cham is the best.I dont y half the people think he fuckin sucks cuz he dont.

  • south texas putos

    LOOK OUT SWISHA HOUSE CHAM IS BLOWING UP

  • joe

    cham is one of the best rappers out there but i gotz to go with
    lil wayne#1 juelz santana #2 and then cham. i think paul wall and cham should do somthing together.

  • dasharra

    hay just wanted to say that i would love to meet camillionaire dinner take with get to meet the man behind the music if thats okay

  • Stax On Deck

    I ain’t get Nuttin got but RESPECT 4 Chamillionaire. He iz the Definition Of having Patients. He wasn’t goin platinum at first like Paul Wall, Mike Jones, & Slim Thug. He never gave up. Errbody doubted him 4real. Now he Platinum Plus. Much love 2 da Homie Chamillitary Mayne!!!

  • Ace

    Yall niggaz need to stop hatin on Cham.He`s the best rapper Ive seen and I bet he better that you punk ass niggaz that are hatin on cham.cham is the real deal so live with it bitches and hoes.

  • K-Unit

    I agree with kill-all-haters. Fuck you creekwood you filthy ass bitch. cham is the best of the best and you know its true. you just hatin on him cause hes from houston. keep on rappin cham!!!

  • KriSSiE rIVEra

    hi im krissie chamillionaire is da bom although my bf alex is bettr we all no that i hv ratchet and clank up ur arsenal online im Phycomaniac$$$ Phycosniper$$$ got hacked my MeanONE* hes a bigger fag nig pussy licker than dead cell my bff is Zero15 ok ths is a chamillionare chat thing n im blabin about video games ok i like chamillionaires new video grown and sexy im not grown yet im 12 but im sexy lol lmfao rotflol ok seriously i am but w/e c yall ass l8r I LOVE U ALEX

  • Krissie

    Zero is a azz he fukin sux i lov flux soo duh bitch fuk yall