Chamillionaire Preps New Album, Dumps The Diamond 'Grillz'

Fueled by his hit

single "Ridin'," Houston, TX rapper Chamillionaire was recently recognized

for being one of the biggest selling Ringtone artist to date, with over 4 million

ringtone sales. The

rapper was also certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist

in history.With

his career in full swing, Chamillionaire will return this spring with his sophomore

album, Ultimate Victory.Arriving

in stores via Chamillitary Entertainment/Universal Motown, the new album features

production from Three Six Mafia, Rick Rock, Play N Skillz, The Runners, JR Rotem,

Kane Beatz, and Disco D, who recently committed suicide. The

first single from the album is titled “Not a Criminal” featuring Kelis.“People

treat you like you committed a crime when you speak the truth about what’s

really on your mind,” said Chamillionaire, as he explained the song's title.

“People act like its wrong to have an opinion about things especially when

your views are different than theirs. Even though one may have money through hard

work, you still get judged and have to deal with prejudices and problems,”

continued Chamillionaire. “I plan on doing what I feel is right for me and

not worrying about anyone that feels otherwise.”Ultimate

Victory also boasts appearances by Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Pimp C, Bone Thugs

& Harmony, Slick Rick, Devin The Dude and Famous. On

the new album, Chamillionaire will sport a more natural look. The

rapper is retiring his trademark diamond encrusted "grillz," in an effort

to make sure people focus on his lyrics and music and not the jewels in his mouth.“I

need people to pay attention to what I have to say, instead of just staring at

my mouth," Chamillionaire said. "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.” As

he puts the final touches on his sophomore set, Chamillionaire is staying busy.


rapper will be on hand in Los Angeles during the Grammy Awards on Feb. 11, to

celebrate his two Grammy nominations for the hit single “Ridin.”