Former Disturbing Tha Peace
artist Chingy is preparing to drop his 3rd album and the self-proclaimed baller
has tapped into his inner-hustler to create a new label.
“I’m grindin’, I got
my record label Slot-A-Lot, I got some artists,” Chingy told AllHipHop.com.
“I’m grindin’ doing the same thing everybody else is doing, and I’m a
make it god damn it.”
His second release Powerballin‘
earned gold status, successfully avoiding the sophomoric curse. The rapper
dismissed chatter that he wouldn’t last without the backing of DTP, the
powerhouse label, helmed by the platinum plus rapper Ludacris.
“When I got with Disturbing
Tha Peace it wasn’t even really about being so much connected with Disturbing
Tha Peace,” he said. “I was my own man. I did what I did on my own.
It wasn’t about me being with them to sell no records or nothing like that.”
Like so many before, Chingy
is using his status to help put others on. Groups on his new label include close
friends the Get It Boyz, the first act to be released on Slot-A-Lot, and Hood
Other acts on the label’s
roster include his cousin Spiffy and little sister, Ziggy.
Moving between the worlds
of artists and label head, Chingy finds a way to balance both, while in the
studio preparing for his next set of releases.
“Actually I’m working
on my third album and I’m about to drop this song called ‘All We Do Is
This’ but it’s not the single, I’m just gonna drop that and put it out
there. Then I’m gonna drop the single after that, it’s gonna come like in August
or September. You’ll be hearing from me though, in a hot second.”