Mexican-American rapper Chingo Bling recently announced that he has inked a distribution deal with Asylum Records for his Big Chile Enterprises. The deal ends months of negotiations with various major labels. “I passed on all the TLC deals. I wasn’t in the mood for no Toni Braxton deal. I wanted the Cash Money, No Limit, Ray Charles type deal,” Chingo said in a statement. “They brought out the big check books, so I’m still independent but with distribution.” The Houston native, who is known for his unique blend of humor and D.I.Y. spirit, joins a slew of other Texas rappers on Asylum, including Paul Wall, Bun B, Mike Jones, Pimp C and Trae. Chingo is currently recording his major label debut, Welcome to the Border, which he expects to be in stores before the end of 2006.
Chingo Bling feat. Mistah F.A.B. & Fabo from D4L “Lasso” (2006) [audio:http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/Lasso.mp3]