Chamillionaire Preps New Album, Dumps The Diamond 'Grillz'

ImageFueled 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.

The 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.”

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