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Houston, United States (1998 – present)

Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award nominated rapper, member of The Color Changin’ Click and founder of Chamillitary Entertainment. Better known as Chamillionaire, he also uses nicknames such as The Mixtape Messiah, King Koopa, Color Changin’ Lizard, Chamillinator, Chamillitary Mayne, Major Payne and The Truth From Texas. He began rapping in 1998, releasing mixtapes and a collab album with fellow Houston rapper Paul Wall. He released his debut album, The Sound of Revenge, in 2005, and his sophmore release, Ultimate Victory, in 2007. He plans to release his yet untitled third album at the end of 2009 or early 2010.

After his parents, a Muslim father from Oyo State, Nigeria and a Christian mother from the United States, separated in his early teenage years, Chamillionaire settled into a notoriously dangerous inner-city neighborhood in North Houston called Acres Homes, which he elaborated upon during an interview with Houston’s 104.9 KPTY on October 3. Rap and other forms of secular music, which his parents had highly opposed in their household, became very appealing to the young Hakeem Seriki. Inspired by local rap acts such as The Geto Boys, 8 Ball & MJG, and UGK, as well as other national acts such as N.W.A. and Public Enemy, Chamillionaire began to compose his own ponies.

At a young age, Chamillionaire along with fellow rap music artist and childhood friend Paul Wall, had decided to make music their careers.

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  • Serikabd

    End of a Knife - Masterpiece! (2)

    22 Mar 6:31am Reply
  • VioletMonster

    Try against me riding dirty

    21 Mar 11:09pm Reply
  • Quadrozzz

    End of a Knife - Masterpiece!

    21 Mar 8:48pm Reply
  • Jefersoncesar

    Go Getta ♥

    11 Mar 1:32am Reply
  • MrDaNeShady

    Come to Sweden or Hungary, plz Cham!

    16 Feb 4:25am Reply
  • CurseYouAllMen

    if a skeezah ask me to feed her with my visa then ima leave her cooper dont't want ya cooper don't need ya

    31 Jan 5:00pm Reply
  • Tecktoyouth

    The Houston Legend Freestyle is really dope, a nice dedication to Houston hip-hop

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HW-DiEnd

    THEY SEE ME ROLLIN'...THEY HATIN'...

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • D-Def

    the show in moscow was awesome! thanks Cham!!!

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • SeeTheBo

    Слушаю только одну песню. И то, благодаря PewDiePie.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mightyscooop

    how the fuck is anyone saying Reignfall fails, this shit was on point, 7 songs 7 songs with replay value... Cham stay dropping that hot shit

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AnglOnAngelDust

    Here We Go Again is doooooooooooopeeeeeeee

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Tecktoyouth

    For me Reignfall is better than Elevate

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Serikabd

    Reignfall fail......

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • agyeiboateng

    to me he's the best talented rapper alive who makes more sense in his lyrics

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • sOuller

    just get here to say that fuckin universal ruined his shine.

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • ceebank

    yep lets rid

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Tecktoyouth

    I have to agree with carAnthony, I think the same. Anyway it's always great to have new music from Koopa

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • TheJazzyDom

    Gotta agree with carAnthony. Ammunition is much better. Elevate got few tracks, but all in all it's an average EP, not like Ammunition which is almost album quality.

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • JoeyManga

    True that carAnthony...still worth a listen do

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
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