Chingy and Trak Stars Sued Over Record Deal

chingy.jpgSt. Louis rapper Chingy is being sued by a former business associate who claims that the artist did not honor an existing contract when he signed his deal with the Trak Starz production duo in 2002. The lawsuit filed by Ronald R. Gavin, who owns the 40 Productions record label, alleges that The Trak Starz arranged a deal for Chingy with Ludacris’ Disturbing the Peace label even though they knew he was already signed to Gavin’s label under the rap name R.Thugzy. According to the Associated Press, Gavin claims he invested over $100,000 developing Chingy’s image and nurturing his career only to see him leave and sign with another label. Gavin’s lawyer, Mark Goodman, called the move “flagrant interference” and insists that the Trak Starz were well aware of the contract at the time of the signing. Chingy then went on to score a huge hit with the single “Right Thurr,” which helped move nearly 3 million copies of his debut album Jackpot.

  • http://MINDSTATELA.COM ARSANIC

    WHATS UP WITH CHINGY? WHERE YOU AT DOGG, WHERES J KWON? IT GOES TO SHOW YOU PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY WHO TRY TO COMPARE THESE GUYS TO ARTIST BEFORE THEM THERE IS NO COMPARISON GET IT RIGHT THESE GUYS ARE WHAT WE CALL A FLASH IN THE PAN NOTHING MORE.

  • Katari

    His first rap name was R.Thugzy!! Sounds like a nigga on the downlow to me.

  • Blaq Thought

    If he get sued and loses all his doe will he still be called Chingy? More like Lenty or Brokey. Those names have a good ring to them. And Jkwon owes DOC a big fat check of that one hit “Tipsy” (and Track Stars owe StarTrack – Pharrell & Chad for the name and the drum track – damn swagger jacking bitting ass niggas!

  • Jace

    “flagrant interference” Laugh my ass off, thats some Dave Chappelle shit. And who would even want to buy and R. Thugzy album, that sounds like a gangster from sesame street. Chingy is so wack.

  • ReDiCuLouS

    Who cares bout his nigga? J-Kwon actually has another song out…check allhip bout that, but back to this nig…he sold out REAL quick & for nothin’. We’ll see if he even has money to pay for a lawyer to fight this case. Matter of fact, everybody out of the Lou sucks a dick, they are all bitch-rappers i.e. rappin’ to & for the pussy. KC,MO stand up!!!!

  • john cochran

    That nigga aint worth no $100,000.

  • Capostatus

    Any fuck nigga that Hate on the Lou can suck a motha fuckin dick.

  • gees dat dude

    nigga fuck st.louis chitown run the mid west bitch. only nigga that can rap in lou is that fat nigga from 106 & park

  • hardcore

    hi o hi o chingy da real shit nigga nigga…………. right thurr was da trufe

  • http://i tony

    fuck st. louis all yaw’ll niggaz garbage including da fat nigga from 106 if ya don’t like what i’m sayin then suck dick and lick ass!!!!!!!

  • Lady Love

    Yo All I Gotta Say Is:
    “Right Thurr”
    “One Hit Wonder”

  • ReDiCuLouS

    One of my boys had that album like a couple years ago…there was one or two tracks that weren’t all the way bad…one DJ Quik produced I think…the other was that “Slang that ass…” joint…it was allright…like 3 years ago. Ain’t no muthafuckin’ Reasonable Doubt though…sorry LL…but Hov is the G.O.A.T.

  • Karim aka Killa Cam

    I aint heard about Chingy in years now where are you Chingy??

  • http://www.yahoo.com jigsaw

    chingy a cornball “right thurr” was a 1 hit wonder

  • Jersey Boy

    Chingy is washed up !!! Who cares I mean really

  • http://www.google.com MaC Gutta

    IMA FOLKS-NATION GANGSTA DISCIPLES NATION ORGANIZATION MEMBER SLASH 6 POPPING 5 DROPPING ………. PITCHFORKS RAISED AND 6 PROPED 720 DEGREESEE …… SLASH 74-14 TILL THA G BLOW / BLACK RAGS TO THA RIGHT …………. FUCK CRIPS AND BLOODZ AND FUCK THOSE VICE LORD BITCHES

  • young ceaser

    chingy’s wack fuk this article once this nigga left DTP he been gabage not that he was good in DTP anyway

  • http://deleted HOODLUM

    chingy should never sell records again..he did this nigga dirty to sign with dtp then he did dtp dirty to start his own thing … then the nigga flopped and im glad i hate niggas that aint loyal……

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    I STIL SAY..Capostatus..UR A FUCKEN IDIOT…

    STOP SNITCHIN, STOP LYIN
    GGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • Cellus

    Im still wonderin whytha hell did he leave DTP in tha first place? was it because he felt he was better than they were at the time? He moved a few units, but after he left Luda, his career went down!! I mean, what has he been doin for real? He has a career like Vanilla Ice, one hit record, and he’s gone!!

  • chingyswife

    Keep ur head up Chingy dont worry about all these haters

  • chingyswife

    im still ur baby chingy forever thats so all yall hater can bag the fuck off

  • STLKING314

    if yall think the stl is wack and soft just based of our rappers then nigga u need to take a visit to the lou, fuck boyz, i gauruntee u would have a good time plus you betta believe that if you cum threw hurr on that bullshit yo ass will get popped check the crime rates nigga and u kc ass niggas always bitin on the stl style fuck all yall i cant stand yall i aint neva heard nothin tight or grimy about kc so get off our dick and fuck all u haters, STL taken ova, derrty!! 314 be tha area code BIYATCH

  • http://www.?.com AK-47

    Fuck this lil son of a bitch, i hate his kind of pussy-music!!!
    Do us a flavor and quit!!!

  • Young G

    Damn Katari you got a point

  • Chingy’s Wifey

    Thats bullshit…

  • lil J

    chingy go hard on some songs

  • Cellus

    Personally, i wouldnt buy a bootleg copy of his album from his momma!! He and J Kwon are AZZ!!

  • PHARO

    CHINGY HAS THE WORSE NAME FOR BUSINESS.

    ANYONE WHO IS CLEVER WILL NOT SIGN HIM, HE FUCKED UP WITH NELLY AND LUDA.
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    LUDA SAW THIS SHIT COMING,, LUDA SAID IN HIS SONG, “HOW YOU OWN THREE CARE BUT YOU DON’T OWN YOUR OWN NAME?”

    FUCK CHINGY!

    HE NOT THAT GOOD ANYWAY

  • http://B-MAN.COM BRANDON ANTONIO WALTERS

    I AM GOOD AS A RAPPER I NEED A RECORD DEAL

  • http://noneyet emeka

    sir

    Am a rap artist and a poet i laso sing gand write songs

    i presently have a bout 200 unrecorded songs and am in search of a record deal

    i will greatfull if u assist me on this one

    micchoes da ecletic
    i gat a mixtap and 200 unrecorded songs help !!!!!!!!

  • courteny city@peace

    yall crazy peeeps prolly never listend to there cd’s…before u judge check the artist out first dude, i mean j kwons’s cd was liek dat as for chingy…well he got the looks so he’s awesome in my heart…siek naw he can rap i think, i mean wadda bout his new single wit tyrese…pullin me back…that joint was liek dat!!!! well u know, reearch before u judge LOSERS!

  • http://www.myspace.com/slawstl So St.Louis

    It’s so funny that everybody wants to dis St.Louis. We can put up 1 (yea I said one) artist that has sold more albums in 6 years than some other cities since the start of hiphop.

  • Authentik Stylez CEO Great Lakez Ent. Hoosier State

    I GOT A COUPLE DOLLARS IN MY POCKET IF THIS CAT WANNA DROP ANTHER CD I’D SIGN HIM FOR IT.. BUT HE BETTA HAVE CHANGE FOR A BENJI-…HIS BARS AINT WORTH $16 LET ALONE A HUNDDED….FUCKIN BUM

  • westcoast nigga

    CHINGY U WAS COO WIT DAT PULLIN ME BACK SONG CUZ BUT FUCK GANGSTA DISCIPLES YALL SUCK TO MUCH DICK CRIPS RUN DA MUTHAFUCKIN WEST,EAST,ANDPART OF DA MUFUCKIN FAGGED ASS SOUTH BITCH WESTSIDE!

  • http://www.msladyonline.com Ms. Lady

    I think people need not comment on things that they are unable to do. Chingy may not be the hottest out there, but I bet he got mo money than half you broke asses that are talkin. I ain’t hatin on him cuz I’m cool wit some of his people and I feel thats whats wrong wit the STL now we can’t show each other love. Keep doin yo thang Ching-a-Ling!! I’m right behind you, dirty.

  • *Mandy*

    Pulling me back was real good, but u gotta make it better…. so wtf r u waitin to…?? lv ya anyways :D:D

  • FUCK CHINGY

    PLEASE, (HIS ALBUM IS GARBAGE)

    GET THIS WACK ASS NIGGA OUT THE GAME NOW!!! DO NOT GO BUY HIS WACK ASS ALBUM EITHER. HE WAS NEVER STREET ANYWAY.THIS BITCH IS A FLOP. CHING-O-LING NEED TO GET OFF THE SCENE, LAST YEAR HE HAD SHEMALES GRABBING HIS DING-O-LING!!!

    PROOF
    http://www.sohh.com/images/artists/3536413_9c00346cb8_m.jpg

    RIGHT ON LUDA FOR TAKING OUT THE TRASH. JUST LIKE 50 GOT RID OF GAME.

    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 1O,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 9,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 8,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 7,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 6,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 5,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 3,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 2,000 SOLD
    CHINGY “AKA” HOMO HOODSTAR 1,000 SOLD

    HE GOING WOOD IN THE HOOD 4SHO!!!

    COP LUDA 9-26-07!!!!!!!!!
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  • FUCK CHINGY

    HE SSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO WACK,

    I GOTTA SAY 3 MORE THINGS:

    Rick Ross, T.I., JEEZY, BOW-WOW, Game, 50 Cent anybody! Please end this dude career & HIS COUSIN SPIFFY’S TOO. THeY worse than Jarule.

    HOW U GOIN B A RAPPER AND YOUR NAME SPIFFY? WHAT KINDA SHIT IS THAT?
    BUT THIS HIS FIRST ARTIST HE PUTTING OUT. IT’S ALL GOOD, DUDE WILL BE WORKING @ MICKY D’S SOON.

    THERE’S NO FUTURE IN HIS FRONTIN’

    FUCK CAPITOL RECORDS TOO,

    THEY NEED TO BE KILLED ONE BY ONE FOR BELEIVING IN THIS BULLSHIT. I RATHER LISTEN TO THROW-BACK HAMMER.

  • the one

    His first rap name was R.Thugzy!! Sounds like a nigga on the downlow to me.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You aint neva lied. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • TS

    R.Thugzy …hehe

  • http://yahoo ms

    i hate dat nigga man who gone call themseleves chingaling dats heela gay man

  • 49bad

    I bet knowbody fuck with him. ON MY MOMMA.

  • http://myspace.com/jaycity jaycity

    leave that nigga alone u dont like him dont buy his shits period

  • G’s up crowns down

    WHAT UP???? TALKIN TO ALL MY FOLK OUT THERE> REPRESENTIN THAT 7-4-14!!!! G’S UP!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/4zent the real HOODSTARZ st.louis northside WALNUT park

    first of all i’m B.DASH of the HOODSTARZ and no we’re not one of chingy groups but we did use to fuck wit dude,you see we all from the same hood WALNUT PARK northside of st.louis.SEE chingy come from 4900 of beacon the same block as two of the HOODSTARZ BANG GO,& korleone me i’m from like three streets over on the 4700 plover.YOU SEE WE DUDES THAT HELP AID chingy DURING THE BEEF WIT nelly and them, we recorded a song called WE GOT WHIPS I had the last verse I KILLED THAT SHIT.
    BUT any way dude stop fucking wit us after he name’s his album hoodstar NOW IF YOU HEAR THAT SHIT AND THEN HEAR MUSIC FROM THE REAL HOODSTARZ YOU WOULD BE THINKING HOW THE HELL THIS DUM ASS DUDE LET GO THREE OF THE MOST REALEST RAPPER’S IN THE GAME PERIOD.IF you want to hear chingy performing his best music you’ll listen to us cause he never did better without.NOW HEAR THIS HOW COULD YOU BE FROM THE SAME HOOD AND THE SAME BLOCK AS THREE PEOPLE WHO ONCE TOOK YOU IN AND HELPED YOU OUT WHEN YOU NEEDED.AND then to have three platinum homeboy’s who your third album is named after but your third album is not plat
    STOP IT MOE!!!

  • http://myspace.com/4zent the real HOODSTARZ st.louis northside WALNUT park

    first of all i’m B.DASH of the HOODSTARZ and no we’re not one of chingy groups but we did use to fuck wit dude,you see we all from the same hood WALNUT PARK northside of st.louis.SEE chingy come from 4900 of beacon the same block as two of the HOODSTARZ BANG GO,& korleone me i’m from like three streets over on the 4700 plover.YOU SEE WE DUDES THAT HELP AID chingy DURING THE BEEF WIT nelly and them, we recorded a song called WE GOT WHIPS I had the last verse I KILLED THAT SHIT.
    BUT any way dude stop fucking wit us after he name’s his album hoodstar NOW IF YOU HEAR THAT SHIT AND THEN HEAR MUSIC FROM THE REAL HOODSTARZ YOU WOULD BE THINKING HOW THE HELL THIS DUM ASS DUDE LET GO THREE OF THE MOST REALEST RAPPER’S IN THE GAME PERIOD.IF you want to hear chingy performing his best music you’ll listen to us cause he never did better without.NOW HEAR THIS HOW COULD YOU BE FROM THE SAME HOOD AND THE SAME BLOCK AS THREE PEOPLE WHO ONCE TOOK YOU IN AND HELPED YOU OUT WHEN YOU NEEDED.AND then to have three platinum homeboy’s who your third album is named after but your third album is not plat
    STOP IT MOE!!!

  • http://trapmuzic.com 6 point star gary ,indiana

    chingy is wack cause he a vicelordd.But all i goyya say is that G-D run tha muthafucka all day
    74-14 all day

  • chi-town legend

    thats why rappers stay broke making bad business decisions, come on r. thugzy keep it real.

  • http://none killa black

    That nigger is wack, listen to some hot shit (myspace.com/blu-black)

  • http://none killa black

    myspace.com/blu-black

  • Random

    Yo Chingy aint the worse rapper alive but he did fuck up when he left nelly and Luda hangin. but other than that dont hate the nigga

  • miss_always_right

    ok, i am gonna assume that most of you Chingy hatas, if not all of you azzholes are all guys…maybe a couple girls in there…but anyway…my point is…dang, i didn’t know that guys could hate on another guy this badly….i thought only girls could hate one another that much…

    after reading all of that bullsh*t of all of the ones hating on chingy…i almost thought that i was back in high school when certain girls were jealous of me and my girlfriends because we were prettier than they were or we got better grades or that we were getting all the guys…we couldn’t help it because we were popular…but they didn’t like it..it was always something…we were just minding our own business and still got hated on…

    so Chingy hatas…go someplace and get a life and leave all this kinda hata sh*t back in high school…wait..it sounds to me like some of y’all didn’t even finish high school…

    anyway..this hating sounds pitiful and pathetic..so just shut the hell up…we all know that u are just so jealous of him, that you can hardly hold in it…wait..u aren’t holding it in, are u?…please do, because all of this is making me sick….

    u hatas should all be sick and tired of hating on chingy too..so just stop it! Chingy is just trying to mind his own business and make his music for all of the ones who like him to enjoy…

    if u don’t care for his music, just don’t buy or listen to any of his music….duh!

    ps-u know that u also hate him cuz he is fine too…am i right? yeah…i know i am…haha

  • Da General

    Don’t Love All These Internet Gangstas..