PLATINUM SUPERSTAR CHAMILLIONAIRE ANNOUNCES
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE FROM SOPHOMORE EFFORT, TITLED “NOT A CRIMINAL” FEATURING KELIS
AWARD WINNING RAPPER’S NEW ALBUM,
ULTIMATE VICTORY IN STORES SPRING 2007
(New York, NY – January 29, 2007) – Platinum superstar and award winning rapper Chamillionaire announced today his highly anticipated first single release, “Not a Criminal” featuring Kelis off his sophomore album, “Ultimate Victory” which will be released through Chamillitary Entertainment/Universal Motown. The track was produced by Styalz Fuego and showcases Chamillionaire’s trademark ability to combine smooth melodies with his versatile flow over a guitar infused, bass heavy beat.
“People treat you like you committed a crime when you speak the truth about what’s really on your mind. People act like its wrong to have an opinion about things especially when your views are different than theirs. I feel like setting the goal to be a successful entrepreneur should be looked at as a good thing and should not come with all the unnecessary hate and resistance. The business world can be a cruel place and even though I work hard at being successful and staying on top of my business, some people will look at me like I’m a criminal because of it, when I’m actually just working hard so my company can grow and I can remain successful” says Chamillionaire. “Even though one may have money through hard work, you still get judged and have to deal with prejudices and problems. I plan on doing what I feel is right for me and not worrying about anyone that feels otherwise.”
For this reason, the Houston rapper, famous for his trademark diamond encrusted grill has decided to retire it. “I need people to pay attention to what I have to say, instead of just staring at my mouth. I speak with a purpose and definitely want people to know that I’m not just some rapper with diamonds in his mouth. As soon as they get past the materialistic stuff and listen to the message on my album then I will feel like I have won. ”
On the follow up to last year’s Platinum plus debut, Chamillionaire will shares his feelings and experiences with his fans, expressing his opinion on the good and bad things that come with fame and money, tension towards the South movement, to friendship, love, media, the industry, beef, politics and life.
Chamillionaire has aligned himself with a list of heavy weight collaborations with hit making producers, Three Six Mafia, Rick Rock, Play N Skillz, The Runners, JR Rotem, Kane Beatz, The Beat Bullies, Happy P, Disco D, Ike Dirty and award wining artists Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Pimp C, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Slick Rick, Devin The Dude and Famous just to name a few.
Chamillionaire is currently in the studio, putting the final touches on “Ultimate Victory,” which will make its worldwide debut Spring 2007 and is scheduled to make an appearance in Los Angeles on February 11th to celebrate his 2 (two) Grammy nominations for his mega hit single, “Ridin’” featuring Krayzie Bone.
Hailed around the world for his major label platinum-plus debut smash album, The Sound of Revenge, the disc has become one of the most influential hip-hop records of the year, with the versatile Chamillionaire emerging as a mainstream multi-platform entrepreneur. The single and video for “Ridin’” became the most requested hip-hop anthem of the year, soaring to the top of the urban, hip-hop and mainstream radio charts, almost single-handedly transforming the 2006 digital landscape. Chamillionaire was recently crowned the biggest selling Ringtone artist ever, with over 4 million ringtone sales, and was certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history. His Myspace site has exceeded 6 million profile views, earning him nearly 2 million in digital sales, outselling established stars such as Nelly and T.I. In keeping with the outpouring of recognition, the charismatic performer beat out proven superstars 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and others for Best Rap Video of the year honors for the groundbreaking “Ridin’” video, featuring Krayzie Bone, at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, the Houston rapper won “Rookie of the Year” and the prestigious “Alltell Wireless People’s Champ Award” (viewer’s choice) at the first ever BET Hip Hop Awards, as well as a nod at the American Music Awards for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist, nod at the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Rap Song.