He signed to Universal Records in 2005 and released The Sound of Revenge under Universal.
It included hit singles "Turn It Up" featuring Lil' Flip and the number-one, Grammy-winning hit "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
When I wrote about how Juelz Santana wasted his potential, someone in the comments felt that Chamillionaire deserved a similar piece. Chamillionaire took off hard in the mixtape circuit. He also only has two albums with the last one dating back to 2007. Back in 2003, he co-founded Fly Rydes, an automotive company that “designs, rents, and sells cars to corporations and high net worth individuals.” Since car culture was big in Houston, the decision worked out well.
His website bio also says he owns a tour bus company and started a modeling agency, but finding more information on those led to dead ends. It’s the first time a rapper has been appointed that title. Cham met Mark in 2009 and invested into his online video talent agency, Maker Studios, that’s now owned by Disney.
Most known for his works like Ultimate Victory, The Sound of Revenge, Poison and others; he also collaborated with musician Paul Wall and released two albums; Get Ya Mind Correct (2002) and Controversy Sells (2005).
Having won awards like “Best Rap Video” in 2006 and “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” in 2007, Chamillionaire has also had a brief spell in acting.
Even the most talented artists can fall off, so is it worth knowing when to leave the game and more onto other ventures? Rappers dabble into different business ideas all the time ranging from liquor to restaurants or real estate.Hakeem is the eldest of two sons and his brother Rasaq Seriki; who is also a part time rapper is 3 years younger than him.At the age of 4, his family moved and settled in Houston, Texas and after few years his parents got divorced.While promoting at an event, Seriki and fellow rapper Paul Wall met Michael "5000" Watts, a popular mixtape DJ from northern Houston.After proposing to do promotions for Watts's company Swishahouse, Chamillionaire and Paul Wall came to Watts's studio and convinced Watts to allow them to freestyle on an intro to Watts's radio show on Houston hip-hop radio station KBXX-FM.Every year, we see countless rappers come and go, and fade into obscurity.Having a run is looked at as an accomplishment, but staying in a run is an idea that only a few can achieve. Chamillionaire was also the founder and an original member of the Color Changin' Click until the group split in 2005.He began his career independently with local releases in 2002, including collaboration album Get Ya Mind Correct with fellow Houston rapper and childhood friend Paul Wall.I saw him on stage at the event talking about how he used social media to engage audiences.This was 2009 and his understanding of audience engagement was far beyond anything I was hearing from most people at that time."The two "started hanging out a bit and discussing technology and entrepreneurship." One thing led to another, and soon they were "making some small co-investments." In 2010, Suster penned an article titled "What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire," and now everyone at Upfront Ventures will be able to benefit from Chamillionaire's wisdom.Now the rapper appears to have executed a similar move in the world of tech entrepreneurship.The venture capitalist Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures announced earlier this week that Chamillionaire will be "moving to LA for a while and working in our offices and developing his ideas" as an "entrepreneur in residence." Suster wrote online that he first met the rapper "at a tech conference in LA.In the mid '00s, Chamillionaire exploded into the national consciousness with his No.