This mid-western native new to the hip hop scene made his presence prominent after he signed with fellow rapper Ludacris’, ‘Disturbing the Peace’ record label.
With his good looks and boy-next-door demeanor, Chingy bounced his way into music videos and eventually into people’s homes -- using his danceable beats and simplistic lyrics that everyone could easily adapt to. His southern drawl seemed to captivate hip hop listeners and so much so, that his career sky rocketed between the years of 2003 to 2004.
“Holidae Inn” and “Right Thurr,” were the two singles that launched this newcomer into the million dollar stratosphere, in which he was highly recognized on the national platform. This acknowledgment led Chingy into the acting world as he garnered many roles within film and television, further solidifying his wide range of artistry.
As Chingy (whose real name is Howie Bailey Jr.) continued elevating to the highest of heights within his career, he found himself at a crossroads as rumors began swirling within the hip hop community about his transsexual encounters. And although the veteran rapper has denied the claims, it continued to damage his career and street credibility.
Bouncing back from some of the lowest points in his life the hip hop veteran has done it again, introducing to the world his new record label ‘Full Dekk Music Group,' in which he has released a brand new song titled “Money Disease,” featuring fellow rap artist Nelly. Chingy seems determined in climbing the ranks of hip hop super stardom again.