Chamillionaire - conducted by James Johnson  


October 2005

It’s been a long grind, and now, Chamillionaire is finally getting the shine that he so sorely deserves. He’s been putting Texas on the map for years now. In 2002, he and Paul Wall, together as the Color Changin’ Click released their critically acclaimed debut, “Get Ya Mind Correct”. An instant hit throughout all hoods, the album went on to sell over 100,000 copies without any major labels backing the duo. Problems would follow soon, causing the duo to go their separate ways in search of greater success. Now, Chamillionaire proves that he was destined to do this all along, coming out on top with his major label debut, “The Sound Of Revenge”. We recently chopped it up with the Chopped & Screwed Legend to talk about the new album and all that’s going on at the moment!

MVRemix: What’s happening with you man?

Chamillionaire: I’m out on this promo tour, and I’m pushing this new album….”The Sound Of Revenge”….

MVRemix: I’m glad I’m talking to you now. I had been checking your site out a few years ago, and I’m probably the only one who never realized that Chamillionaire was just you as a soloist! Your site had so many people being showcased that it just never dawned on me. Tell me how you started.

Chamillionaire: I started doing mixtape freestyles. I was just building a buzz for myself, you know! It was chopped and screwed mixtapes. I started my own company. Paul Wall and I branched off together, and we called ourselves the color changin clique! We started building a buzz for ourselves and we became bigger than just underground artists.

MVRemix: Then also there was Paul Wall, Flip, and a few others.

Chamillionaire: Yeah, at the time, it was a lot of artists from the Houston area in general working with us.

MVRemix: So tell me what’s to be expected with the album? Did you work with anyone?

Chamillionaire: I got some stuff produced by Scott Storch, and as far as guest appearances, I worked with Scarface, Bun B, Killer Mike, Pastor Troy, Lil Wayne, Krayzie Bone...

MVRemix: Oh you got with Krayzie Bone huh? I’m from Cleveland, so it’s always nice to see him and the rest of them trying to do something…

Chamillionaire: Oh yeah, you’re from Cleveland, so you already know what it is then. He blends in really good on the track that we did together.

MVRemix: All I’ve really heard from you has all been chopped and screwed. Is that was all of this album will be?

Chamillionaire: It’s really a mixture. It’s a creative, witty, lyrical southern album, something that I feel like the whole world will be able to appreciate. Of course, I have to keep my core fans happy, so I have a chopped and screwed version of the album that will drop at the same time, and it features a bonus DVD with it. The Screwed version drops three weeks after the regular album. I just didn’t go with the whole trend of it, but I go to be me though.

MVRemix: What is it about your album and style that will make you a winner and what will ultimately make you stand out from the rest?

Chamillionaire: First of all, no one sounds like me. People want something fresh, and I’m a breath of fresh air. People get tired of the same ol’ same ol’. Like when Nelly came out, he didn’t sound like nobody else. When Cash Money came, people didn’t know what they were talking about, but they flocked to it because it was different. It was good for music. That’s how I feel my music is.

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