Chamillionaire

EP Review: Chamillionaire’s “Ammunition”

Rating: 6.5 / 10

After the Grammy-winning single “Ridin’ Dirty”, Chamillionaire seemed to drop from his musical plateau. With him, followed the deceleration of the mainstream obsession with Texas Hip-Hop, and the infatuation seemed to end as quickly as it began. The Texas representative was rolling on empty for a while, but his new EP Ammunition seems him attempting to reload and revive his once sizzling career.

The project begins with a spoken intro, “Your Connect”, where Chamillionaire subtly analyzes, breaks down, and boasts about how he is “the quiet one you need to look out for”. The intro sets the stage for a running theme of forced Mafioso references that severely hinder the momentum of the record. “All Mine” contains a Scarface sample (the movie, for clarification) that reeks of triteness. “On My Way” is the only attempt at a slower paced sound, but it proves to be lackluster. As does, “Running Laps”, the EP’s first real track. His bars are passing, but the production here and throughout the project comes off as hollow.

The record does have its moments, though, like on “You Gon’ Learn”. The traditional boom-bap sound is a refreshing safe haven away from the rest of the pedestrian instrumentals, and guest Saigon provides a note-worthy verse. “Won’t Change” is the best song here, and the only one that truly evokes a southern cool. Soulful guitar strums and wavy bass-lines are welcomed with Chamillionaire, and they match his gruff voice well. “Let’s Get That” is a brighter spot on the EP, with a quick paced flow paralleling the equally fast snares. A remix of the song, however, is also featured. The song isn’t good enough to have a remix on a 9-track EP, where material is scarce to begin with; it’s essentially the same track twice.

The quality of Ammunition does not comply with that of a Grammy-award winning artist. Chamillionaire has proven he can fire more accurately than this. There are too many dark spots here to fully overcome, and not enough light to see full potential. This is not to say Chamillionaire is out of bullets just yet, maybe the clip just jammed this time around.

Stream the EP here and listen for yourself.

  • Worst. Review. Ever.

    • you damn straight…this guy is retarded

      • Moss Herder

        You’re damn straight too…this guy is stupid

      •  R.i.P this review. Make someone else that knows rap do a review

  • James Chamillitary Marlar

    All I Have to say is look at the ammunition sales

  • wow this guy doesnt know what hes talkin about

  • and why is he talkin about a grammy when hes reviewing an EP, if you havnt researched the artist and what hes doing right now you shouldnt be reviewing his work, fool!

  • You rated a Wiz Khalifa mixtape which has no lyrical value higher than Ammunition, which is a masterpiece. That just goes to show you how brainwashed and easily influenced people are by mainstream.

  • You Suck This Ep Is Great #FireThisEditor NOW!

  • Kris Haney

    Your a no good Jezebel who needs to get a life. Chamillionaire can smash any rap artist out now

  • This dude seems to have a view of Texas and its artists as “declining”, and he also thinks Cham had his musical plateau. That right there spells out that he’s gonna have a swayed opinion on any of Chams stuff as well as any other Texas rappers material. #GetThisDweebOutofHere

  • Ive Been Jammin This Album Since It Came Out
    This Is Real Hip Hop
    Were You Hoping For SomethingYou Could Shuffle To!?!?!?!!?!?

  • Jon Garcia is the type of guy who’ll say solja boy is a lyricist & jadakiss is trash! Come on bro??? You cant be serious! Bro koopa will smash on just about anybody in the industry!!! WTF man….give props where its due…smh

  • Kevin Joge

    this guy is something else smh lol

  • BJLJ

    this is what you call a full blown hater. Man i almost couldn’t even finish this review because it’s so horrible. I mean all you kept doing was downing chamillionaire. And even when you said there were bright spots you downed the man even more. Man i don’t know whether to like this post to show my support for Koopa or Dislike it for your mediocre review of the King. So i’ll do neither and just stick to posting. You are wrong on this though. Which probably just ruined your credibility in the journalist department. Cham you did Chamillitary proud man. That’s all that matters.

  • lmao, this guy has no idea what he talkin bout…

    he’s jus straight hatin’..

  • Dank Hill

    I just got dumb from reading this crap

  • You are crazy man, no offense.  Every track on the EP is unique, themed well to the message Chamillionaire is trying to send with this album, delivered smoothly, on point, and easily a song that can be shuffled into a repeating playlist to listen to over and over.  This is good southern rap, the best of the best.

  • Sergio Perez

    Jon . . . seriously . . kill yo self.

  • this guy is an idiot.  big words don’t make your opinion matter.

  • Sir, you must have been born retarded. Either you’re deaf and can’t hear truthful music, or the neurons in your brain aren’t transmitting information properly. Either way, you sir, are retarded.

  • faizan Ghauri

    LOL this guy is some broke down “journalist” seeking attention ….dont talk down on chamillionaire or anyone if you ain been down with them from the start to know enough to talk down on them.

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  • sed sad

    U mad cuz Cham didnt let u suck his dick, Cry?
    you should just stick to reviewing Barnie the  dinosaur that molested u as a kid..
    Problem?

  • Legendary Trolly

    man this mixtape is FIRE, Im sorry but Cham flows so easily that ALL his msic is sharp like that     I think he’s the only artist who can consistantly produce hit after hit, cuz he is just one of those blessed guys who are gifted