2003 was a defining year for Chingy; he became rich and famous.
With the release of “Jackpot,” and his smash singles “Right Thurr” and “Holidae Inn,” Chingy became loved by some, hated by others. Some didn’t relate to his southern-styled mispronunciations. But the 3 million people who bought his album understood, and made Chingy a wealthy man in the process.
More importantly, it gave Chingy the opportunity to keep his music career going. Late in 2004, Chingy released “Powerballin’,” a top 10 debut, and an album Chingy considers “timeless.”
Chingy spoke with andPOP on a recent trip to Toronto. Watch the interview to hear Chingy talk about the album, the rap culture, fame, his “beef” with Ludacris, and more.