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Remember Chamillionaire's The Sound Of Revenge?

9 years ago by Shea Serrano
Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Chamillionaire The Sound of Revenge (Universal, 2005) Boom. The Sound of Revenge. Remember how big this album was? You...
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Chamillionaire Addresses Foreclosure In Freestyle

9 years ago by Chris Gray
Chamillionaire has recently been getting a lot of media attention from the likes of TMZ and Perez Hilton for the Houston rapper's so-called "business decision" to let his Houston-area house go into foreclosure - or, more accurately, to take no action to prevent it from being foreclosed on. Who knew...
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Chamillionaire: Not So Dirty

12 years ago by Houston Press
Chamillionaire might be the most strait-laced rapper alive. In the current issue of Blender magazine – featuring Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger on the cover, topless of course – the Jersey Village-reared Grammy winner and Swishahouse alumnus is queried in the mag’s back-page feature, “Who Does [Blank] Think He...
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Chamillionaire, Ultimate Victory

12 years ago by Ben Westhoff
When did mainstream rap become more relevant than its underground counterpart? Talib Kweli and El-P released self-congratulatory pap this year, while Kanye West's sincere, introspective Graduation sold almost a million copies in its first week. Now Chamillionaire's Ultimate Victory is ridiculously topical and, if not always thought-provoking, usually hilarious: "Rosie...
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Chamillionaire? Aight, BET!

13 years ago by Steven Devadanam
Courtesy of Chamillionare Expect a Chamillitary presence in Third Ward tomorrow. Ya heard? Houston's own Chamillionaire will be among the artists appearing at the BET Black College Tour stop at Texas Southern University tomorrow. The rapper and BET are having a bit of love affair these days, besides headlining the...
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Chamillionaire, Universal Records Part Ways

8 years ago by Rizoh
Chamillionaire has severed ties with Universal Records, his label of the past six years. The melodically gifted Houston rapper released his major-label debut, The Sound of Revenge, in 2005 through a partnership between his Chamillitary Entertainment imprint and Universal Music Group. Revenge spawned Chamillionaire's Grammy-winning single, "Ridin'." His second go-round,...
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Five Spot: Chamillionaire, Consistent as Oatmeal

10 years ago by Shea Serrano
For some reason, there was this kid that we went to middle school with who, despite only having said about four words to him ever, we never forgot. He was a burly, hard-looking kid named Detective Torres. Actually, his name was Jesse Torres, but everyone called him Detective Torres on...
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Remember Chamillionaire's Badazz Slow-Mixes?

8 years ago by Shea Serrano
Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Chamillionaire Badazz Slow-Mixes (Self-released, 2011) Chamillionaire, everyone's favorite globetrotting recluse, held a contest on his Web site back in...
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Chamillionaire Comes Aboard BestFest Lineup

8 years ago by Chris Gray
Remember that announcement Rocks Off promised you about another addition to next month's Best of Houston® BestFest lineup lo those many years months days hours ago? Like, yesterday? Here it is: Chamillionaire. Sorry it took so long, but the music business tends to run at its own speed. Those of...
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Exclusive: Chamillionaire's New Major Pain Is Not Universal

8 years ago by Shea Serrano
Earlier this week, Chamillionaire, still glowing from being free from the tyrannical grip of Universal Records, released Major Pain 1.5. Thursday afternoon, he was polite (or politic) enough to take a few minutes to talk about the tape. The notes from the conversation and the tape are kind of long,...

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