Chingy Preps New Album; Bashes Former Label, Capitol Records

chingy1.jpgEarlier this year, Chingy shocked the world by announcing he was re-signing with Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace Records. The St. Louis native started his career on DTP/Capitol Records, releasing his debut album, Jackpot, in 2003. Shortly afterwards, though, Chingy left DTP after allegedly having monetary disputes with Ludacris and DTP’s co-CEO, Chaka Zula. Now, after releasing two overlooked albums — 2004’s Powerballin’ and 2006’s Hoodstar — Chingy has squashed his beef with Ludacris and re-signed with the label that made him a star. “Our reconciliation started last year at the Billboard awards in Las Vegas,” Chingy told Billboard.com. “The whole situation was a misunderstanding because no one ever really talked [it] through. And as the days went on, it got worse. So, we settled it all at the Billboard Awards and left all of the differences in that room.”

Now, Chingy looks to release his fourth album, Hate It or Love It, later this year. The album will feature the lead single, “Celebrity Chick,” which is also featured on the upcoming DTP compilation album, Strength in Numbers. In addition, the LP will feature guest appearances by Ludacris, Rihanna, Anthony Hamilton, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and possibly Justin Timberlake.

As far as his old label, Capitol Records, Chingy isn’t biting his tongue. “I don’t think Capitol really knew how to work urban artists,” he told Billboard.com. “They’re really stuck on pop and they don’t know how to market me. I ain’t knocking them because that’s where I started, but I think that’s why they fired a lot of people in the LA offices recently. I’m glad I’m off the label.”

  • brebre

    THIS WHACK NIGGA GON JUMP OFF TO ANOTHER LABEL AFTER HIS NEW ALBUM FLOP AND START BLAMING ON DTP AND LUDA AGAIN.

    CHINGY = DEFINITION OF A BITCH ASS NIGGA.

  • O.G. Cadillac Jim

    This ni**a sucks!! No matter where he goes, he is gonna have problems selling records. You can’t blame Luda for the last 2 wack albums. He lost friends and money so now he wanna come back to the hand that fed him, made him hot. as well as a household name. F*ck Chingy!

  • fuckin cracker

    NIGGER DIDN’T MAKE NOTHING BUT POP MUSIC. CHINGY=DEFINITION OF A NIGGER ON THE DOWN LOW.

  • DirtDoggy

    Chingy is quite possibly the worst MC of all time, XXL should not even mention this little bitches name, cause only 12 year old school girls are interested is his pussy-claut rhymes.

  • fireforreal

    Fuck Chingy. This bitch talked hella shit about gettin raped for his doe and all that he flops now returns to the one’s he called scammin him.That’s a classic bitch move,so I hope Luda put in the contract he gets 80 and Chingy gets 20

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    NO ONE IS CHECKIN FOR YOU!

  • http://myspace.com/marko4aoc Marko-V

    Yo, it’s Marko-V checkin in again from the Lou. First Murphy Lee and now Chingy? Please disregard the frauds you all see reppin the STL. These niggaz don’t symbolize any of the realness that my city has to offer. They all choose art over commerce and have been the main reason why NAS said Hip Hop was dead.

  • JDSTL

    damn yall. ok. yes chingy’s main stream sh*t sucks. but he do have undaground gangsta sh*t in tha lou yall just aint heard it. slot a lot all day

  • REAL TALK

    Maan… FUCK Chingy!!

  • Purple Hulk

    THIS GUY IS TRASH, NOONE WANTS TO HEAR ANOTHER DAMN ALBUM FROM THIS DUMBASS

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Excuse me Who in the Fuck is Chingy? I mean damn he is the worst MC in Hip-Hop since Flavor Fucking Flav,and XXL Magazine gave this bum ass TransSexual nigga a Cover? What Thee Fuck! Editors and writers, Hip-Hop Journalist yall need to seriosuly kill yourselves cuz yall gave Chingy a XXL Magazine Cover?

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    fuckin crackker needs to shut his lil faggot honky face up.and who tha fuck is chingy?souldnt that say enough?xxl find more interestin news and rappas to talk bout dis niggas is a nobody.

  • Slaw

    DAMNNNNN, it sure is a lot of HATIN’ going on.

  • http://www.wtf.com wtf

    maaaaan FUCCK this bitch ass nigga sound like a little fucking BITCH.

  • fuckin cracker

    DARK NEEDS TO GET OFF HIS MOMMY’S TITS

  • chingy

    stop hatin!

  • comptons own

    Man all yall some haterz

  • tim

    his last album didn’t do shit so he have to go back ludacris needs help to dis t .i .

  • Yun

    Chingy’s rhymes aint that bad people..listen to “We Got Guns” or “Fightin in the Club”.. that nigga can flow when he want to..but he’s still a pop-rapper

  • MosBang

    Chingy and Ma$e are basically the same two faced selfish bitches

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    chingy Says:

    August 5th, 2007 at 4:00 am
    stop hatin!
    ^^^^^
    THEN STOP MAKING ALBUMS AND WE WILL!

  • TEEKAY909

    AYE, AYE, CHINGY ALRIGHT BUT IF Y’ALL WANT SOME REAL STL HOOD MUZIC GO TO
    TEEKAY909.COM!!

  • YyyIt’sAC

    CHingy aint goin nowhere regardless now…He’s like a few hit wonder type nigga, only gettin play 4 awhile kuz he a pretty boy but his voice is the worst…Change ur voice then start over CHingy

  • http://www.xxlmage.com XxRochellexX

    HIS MUSIC IS NOT TOO BAD!!!
    I DON’T KNOW Y U PEOPLE R HATIN ON MY MAN 4!!!
    U PEOPLE R JUST JEALOUS COS HIS GOT A RECORD LABEL AND U PEOPLE DON’T LOL!!!
    I LOVE HIS VOICE Y U TELLIN HIM 2 CHANGE IT B.I.T.C.H!!!
    HE IS COMING OUT WIT A NEW ALBUM WHICH IS GOING TO B BIGGER AND BETTER!!!
    U PEOPLE CAN HATE ON HIM AS MUCH AS U LIKE COS
    IT’S NOT GONNA STOP HIM FROM DOING WAT HE LIKES!!!

    Don’t worry my baby chingy
    luv u keep doing ur thing. xxxx