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Ludacris heads list of album guest stars – also including Rick Ross, Anthony Hamilton, Ice Cube, Bobby Valentino, producers L.T. Moe, Cool & Dre, and more!

(New York, NY) The spirit of St. Louis lands at Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam Recordings with the return of double platinum-selling rapper Chingy, who rejoins the label where it all began for him in the summer of 2003. HATE IT OR LOVE IT, Chingy’s fourth album in as many years, will arrive in stores on December 18th.

The hypnotic debut single from HATE IT OR LOVE IT is “Fly Like Me,” featuring platinum R&B singer (and VIBE ‘Club Banger of the Year’) Amerie. “Many of my fans are women,” Chingy says of “Fly Like Me,” “so I wanted to create a track that spoke directly to them.” The single, co-written by Disturbing Tha Peace CEO and fellow DTP/Def Jam artist Ludacris and producer L.T. Moe, was released November 13th. The video, directed by Jessy Terrero, made its debut last week on BET.

In addition to the album intro and “Fly Like Me,” L.T. Moe also produced “How We Feel” featuring Anthony Hamilton with additional vocals from Ice Cube; “Trickin’ Off Skit” with additional vocals by Diamond of Crime Mob; and “2 Kool 2 Dance.” Among the guest producers credited on HATE IT OR LOVE IT are Full Scale (“Gimme Dat” featuring Ludacris and DTP’s Bobby Valentino), Cool & Dre (“Roll On ‘Em” featuring Rick Ross), Bei Maejor (“Spend Some $” featuring Trey Songz), and Calvo Da Gr8 (“All Aboard (Ride It)” featuring Steph Jones).

Other producers include The Co-Stars (“Hate It Or Love It”), Michael Davis (“Check My Swag”), Jared Gosselin (“Kick Drum”), Kevin ‘Khao’ Cates (“Lovely Ladies”), and The Ghost Writers (“Blockstar”). Recording sessions for HATE IT OR LOVE IT took place in Chingy’s adopted new hometown of Atlanta, and Miami, Los Angeles, London, and Texas.

Chingy began rapping as a kid in his native St. Louis, citing Run-DMC and Ice Cube as early heroes. “I also listen to my share of old school music,” he says, “so I know as much about Luther Vandross as I do about NWA.” He blew into Atlanta in his early 20s and got scooped up by DTP, who scored with a trifecta of Top 3 pop/R&B/Rap crossover hits – “Right Thurr,” the RIAA gold “Holidae In” (featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg), and RIAA gold “One Call Away.” They collectively sent his 2003 debut album Jackpot to double-platinum, and turned the laid-back rapper into a household name, teen dream sex symbol and fly-boy lyricist.

In 2006, Chingy began his own label, Slot-A-Lot Records (via Capitol) which bowed in 2006 with his third album, the RIAA gold Hoodstar. The first single, “Pullin’ Me Back” featuring Tyrese (and produced by Jermaine Dupri) was a solid worldwide smash – #1 Rap/#1 R&B and Top 10 on the Hot 100 at home, and Top 40 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and so on. The follow-up single and video, “Dem Jeans” featured and was produced by Dupri.

Since 2003, Chingy has maintained a high-profile on tv, with appearances ranging from NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tyra Banks Show, the syndicated Ellen, and Mad TV – to episodes of My Wife and Kids, One On One, The George Lopez Show, Tinseltown TV, Cribs, Punk’d, Sex TV, and more. Chingy also appeared as himself in last year’s Scary Movie 4.

Chingy’s reunion with the DTP crew reveals a newly grounded artist, whose growth and maturity have taken aim at pop critics who verbally slam hip-hop culture. “Those who are attacking rap need to take a closer look at the commun­ities that produce this music,” he says. “They are ignoring the real problems like poverty and poor school systems, then they blame the very people who are the victims. Rappers aren’t creating these problems, we’re just telling the world about the dramas we see.”

Amerie Chingy Disturbing Tha Peace Videos

Chingy featuring Amerie – Fly Like Me video

Chingy Bio

Hate It Or Love It

In 2007, it’s all about change for a rapper named Chingy. From his rejoining his Disturbing Tha Peace family to his joining with Def Jam to relocating to Atlanta to unveiling his newest disc Hate It or Love It, Chingy is making all the right moves. “It’s not like I’m trying to prove anything,” Chingy states “For me, it’s all about trying to make good music for everybody around the world. The one thing I wanted to do on my new disc Hate It or Love It was to try and dig a little deeper. I’m older now, and I want to talk about more things than money and cars. I’m a grown man now, and vocally I’m better at expressing myself.”

Though it has been four years since Chingy released his popular first single “Right Thurr,the world has not been the same for the popular rapper. “I come from a neighborhood known as the Bad Blocks,” he says. “I grew-up around pimps, dope fiends, whores and gangs. Thankfully, it
was music that gave me a way out. To go from being a Blood to touring Japan was unreal. Now, Japan is one of my favorite places in the world.”

Growing-up as the middle child with two older brothers and two younger sisters, Chingy has been a music fan since he was a boy. “I was already trying to rap when I was a kid,” he says, citing Run-DMC and Ice Cube as early beatbox heroes. “I also listen to my share of old school music, so I know as much about Luther Vandross as I do about NWA.”

Already writing lyrics by the time he was nine and recording raps at ten, he says, “I wish I had kept those old lyric books that I used. I had so many of them.” He pulls from these older days on one of Chingy’s favorite new tracks from Hate It or Love It, “Kick Drum,” where he laces the lyrics with some of that old school inspiration. “I just wanted to do something that was pure hip-hop,” he says. “That’s why I gave it a little Das-EFX flavor.”

Besides rhyming, in the last few years Chingy has spread his acting wings, making appearances on sitcoms My Wife and Kids, The George Lopez Show and One On One. “Acting is something I really want to take seriously,” he says. “I also would like to have my own cologne. We can call it, Confident.”

Traveling the world has also made Chingy a bit of an expert on life abroad. “Australia is another one of my favorite countries, because I feel so much love when I go over there,” Chingy says. “But, being a real history buff, I want to go to Egypt to see the pyramids. That’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”

While signed to Capitol/Disturbing Tha Peace Records (the powerhouse team behind Ludacris), Chingy released the Double platinum selling Jackpot in 2003, which propelled the laid-back rapper into a household name, teen dream sex symbol and fly-boy lyricist. Still, his success
was not without trouble.

In a public dispute with his managers over money, Chingy broke away from the crew at DTP in 2004 and released Powerballin’ in the same year, dropping the singles “Balla Baby” and “Don’t Worry.” Putting out his third album Hoodstar in 2006 under his own label, Slot-A-Lot
Records and Capitol, the album had two popular singles–“Pullin’ Me Back” and “Dem Jeans.”

In April 2007 Chingy signed back with DTP, and left Capitol Records for Island Def Jam. “It was all a mistake,” says Chingy. “I was new to the industry, and I trusted people I shouldn’t have. However, after the Billboard Awards last year, me, Luda, Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon met. Afterwards, I was back with the DTP; we left all our issues in that room at the MGM Grand.”

The first single is “Fly Like Me,” produced by L.T Moe and features Amerie. “Many of my fans are women, so I wanted to create a track that spoke directly to them.”

From the hypnotic debut single “Fly Like Me” to the cultural commentary of “They Don’t Know” (featuring Anthony Hamilton), Chingy is on a mission to be taken seriously.” In addition, Hate It or Love It (whose title track is hotter than the third rail) features appearances from Ludacris, Amerie, Rick Ross, Bobby Valentino, Trey Songz, and Anthony Hamilton. Still, while there is no shame in the party vibe, Chingy also wanted to pay tribute to the “real women” in his life on “Lovely Ladies.”

Produced by Khao, the sizzling song, says Chingy, “Was written with my mom, my sisters and my two grand mothers in mind. If it wasn’t for women guiding me when I was younger, who knows where I would be. Just because I’m not considered a ‘conscious rapper’ like my man Common, doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking about things.”

Another track that Chingy is quite proud of is “They Don’t Know,” which loudly speaks to critics from Bill O’Reilly to Oprah who has verbally slammed hip-hop culture. “Those who are attacking rap need to take a closer look at the communities that produce this music,” Chingy
says. “They are ignoring the real problems like poverty and poor school systems, then they blame the very people who are the victims. Rappers aren’t creating these problems, we’re just telling the world about the dramas we see.”

Unafraid of showing his true colors, the beauty of Hate It or Love It can be heard in Chingy’s honest lyrics, impeccable flow and precise production. If you are ready for a flight, this is the disc that will take you there.

Lil Wayne

Playaz Circle – Duffle Bag Boy featuring Lil Wayne video

Duffle Bag Boyz: We Are… video

The history of music is replete with dynamic duos, all of whom have made an indelible impression on this genre of music called hip-hop. Over the years great acts like EPMD, Raekwon & Ghostface, Outkast and 8ball & MJG have made history by consistently releasing classic material that has impacted the lives of generations to come. With the release of Atlanta based duo Playaz Circle’s fantastic debut LP entitled Supply And Demand, Tity Boi and Dolla Boy will make history by expanding the list of seminal hip-hop duos by one more entry.

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BOOST MOBILE ROCKCOPRS Take Center Stage at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall


Today’s Hottest Musical Talent Perform Exclusively for 5,000 Volunteers

New York, NY- Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), the national youth volunteerism movement that since 2005 has motivated more than 25,000 young people in over 13 cities across the country to get involved and help their community, will execute approximately 60 volunteer projects in New York from now until October 6. The unprecedented program gives local youth an opportunity to earn tickets to an exclusive concert event in exchange for volunteering four hours of community service.

This year, 5,000 community-conscious youth across New York and surrounding areas will earn tickets to a signature BMRC show at Radio City Music Hall which will feature some of the hottest names in hip-hop, R&B and rock. Ludacris, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Busta Rhymes, and Angels & Airwaves will be part of the stellar line-up of today’s top-selling musical talent to take the stage at the New York show on October 6.

RockCorps, an organization harnessing the power of music to inspire volunteerism, and Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications brand dedicated to boosting the lives of today’s youth, have partnered to continue the youth movement for social change. Combining the power of music, community and volunteerism, Boost Mobile RockCorps will offer entrance to this summer’s most popular concerts for which the only way in is to earn tickets by contributing four hours of volunteer service.
This year’s volunteers will work on a range of service projects, in partnership with local non-profit organizations, including school and playground renovations, environmental initiatives, food distribution and much more. New York City will mark the conclusion of the 2007 BMRC U.S. Tour – which also visited Los Angeles, Oakland, Miami, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Portland, and Philadelphia. By the end of the 2007 tour, BMRC volunteers will have contributed more than 100,000 hours of community service and transformed hundreds of project sites in cities across the country.

People interested in participating at upcoming BMRC events are encouraged to log onto and to register for membership. Boost Mobile RockCorps members will be notified of opportunities in their area to volunteer and asked to commit four hours to a specific event or ongoing cause.

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Playaz Circle – The Duffle Bag Boy Mixtape download

Playaz Circle – The Duffle Bag Boy Mixtape
Features appearances from Lil Wayne, Raekwon, 8Ball & MJG, Rick Ross, Slick Pulla & more

1) We Are: featuring Jihod and M Beezy
2) We Workin
3) Duffle Bag Boy ft. Lil Wayne
4) Everytime ft. Rick Ross
5) Get Money Freestyle
6) We Are the Ones ft Jihod
7) Tony Montana
8 ) Get Doe
9) 2nd to None ft Raekwon
10) I Love Money
11) The LockDown ft Jihod and M Beezy
12) Bitch Chill ft EightBall and MJG
13) Gucci Bag
14) Million Dollar Habits ft Slick Pulla
15) Streets Ain’t Safe
16) The Re-Up
17) I Feel Sorry
18) No Grudge ft Lil Wayne

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Debut album Supply and Demand in stores October 30. Lead single Duffle Bag Boy ft Lil Wayne continues to climb the charts. Currently #16 at Urban Radio!