Universal Motown Records Rap Star Chamillionaire to Release Sophomore Album
First Single “Hip-Hop Police” featuring Slick Rick
#1 Most Added at Rhythm Crossover
#4 Most Added at Urban Radio
IN-STORES SEPTEMBER 18TH
June 28, 2007
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Motown groundbreaking hip-hop artist, Chamillionaire has marked September 18th as the official release date for his much-buzzed about sophomore effort, Ultimate Victory, the follow-up to his Award winning, platinum-plus debut The Sound Of Revenge.
The first single from the new disk, “Hip-Hop Police,” featuring legendary rap star Slick Rick, has already set hip-hop chat rooms a blaze and is the #1 Most Added song at Rhythm Crossover and the #4 Most Added on Urban Radio. Chamillionaire promises the song is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’ when it comes to Ultimate Victory, which he describes as ‘A very conceptual album where I really pushed my creativity.’
Chamillionaire’s rise from Houston underground rap pioneer to award-winning, mainstream music was nominated for two Grammy Awards, garnering nods in the Best Rap Song category and for Best Rap Performance By Duo or Group (which he won) for the hit single “Ridin’,” featuring Krayzie Bone, from his platinum-plus debut album The Sound Of Revenge. The prestigious nods came on the heels of his two trophy-takedown at the First Annual BET Hip-Hop Awards in mid-November, where Chamillionaire walked away with both the Rookie of the Year Award and the coveted Alltell Wireless People’s Champ (Viewers’ Choice) Awards. The Houston rapper began his incredible run as the most honored hip-hop star of the past year by beating out proven superstars 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and T.I. for Best Rap Video for “Ridin’” at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
Chamillionaire’s platinum-plus debut disc has become one of the most lauded albums in hip-hop history, with the single and video for “Ridin’” topping almost every chart and single-handedly transforming the digital landscape, as well. Incredibly, Chamillionaire became the biggest selling Ringtone artist in history, surpassing an amazing 4 million in ringtone sales, in addition to his groundbreaking Myspace site closing in on an astounding 8.9 million profile views.
As a special gesture to fans, Chamillionaire will be releasing the new Mixtape Messiah 3 CD and Mixtape Messiah DVD in July ‘07. The magnitude of Chamillionaire’s rise from Mixtape Messiah to multi-platform entertainment entrepreneur can best be gleamed from a mainstream news story that ran earlier this year as to how the rapper’s Robin Hood-like image even penetrated the sacred halls of the White House. Presidential Press Secretary Tony Snow called worldwide attention to the hip-hop artist’s ringtone prowess when he heard a reporter’s cell phone playing the opening chords of “Ridin’” during his daily briefing. When Snow humorously pressed other reporters to see if she did indeed ‘have the ringtone on her phone,’ one ABC scribe replied” ‘Doesn’t everyone?’