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He Never Sold His Soul.. And Still Made $50 Million


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  • Patrick Cc:
    Patrick Cc:  7 ай бұрын +3006

    I can't believe I forgot to remind y'all to drink water..

    • Just_A_Rebel
      Just_A_Rebel Ай бұрын

      That explains why I feel so dehydrated

    • Taco Tuesdey
      Taco Tuesdey Ай бұрын

      I got so dehydrated watching this video. Please dont forget next time!

    • WFS
      WFS 2 ай бұрын

      I'm so glad I found you. This channel is simple and amazing and interesting. I love history and music so it's like a combo. 💜

    • Terry Fauzi Fan
      Terry Fauzi Fan 2 ай бұрын

      Brother the day he decided to record the vid of a person who hang himself in .secluded suicide island .... And. Laugh his ass about it...I knew that hes a souless soul in living human body..

  • Ilyn Chavez
    Ilyn Chavez 7 ай бұрын +4553

    Chamillionaire is the perfect example of taking a chance with the opportunity you are given, he had a successful rap career, was able to invest, and now is set up for life. Alot of times many people become blind to the money they have and think it becomes an endless pit, but Chamillionaire saw an opportunity and knew that you can lose everything in a matter of seconds and dedicated himself to getting more money. That's a win-win situation for me

    • Undisputed Truth
      Undisputed Truth 6 күн бұрын

      He had faith it was His chance to move in full faith, and he chose wisely.

    • Aaron Rodriguez
      Aaron Rodriguez 2 ай бұрын

      I don’t think so. This reminds me of the Jordan peele movie Get Out! His soul was hijacked. Rapper turned tech guy business lol yeah right.

    • Tanya Davis
      Tanya Davis 2 ай бұрын

      ...And then comes eternity, so yeah he better have his fun now.

  • Lincoln Salmon
    Lincoln Salmon 4 ай бұрын +513

    He’s a real life example of the difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur

    • vivid.worker
      vivid.worker 21 күн бұрын

      this one of those comments that sound cool but if u asked him to explain what he mean it really doesnt mean anything

    • Gloomy_Tunez
      Gloomy_Tunez Ай бұрын +3

      @le4che henrythat might be your definition of both but that isn’t true at all

    • le4che henry
      le4che henry 2 ай бұрын +2

      @King of Prosperity businessmen are typically smart and collected individuals who make valid investments and don't get caught up in other people's lies
      an entrepreneur is typically some bum who dropships gaming chairs and does motivational streams on instagram

    • Scrooge McDuck Rich
      Scrooge McDuck Rich 2 ай бұрын +2

      not true at all yall say anything

    • Little Cold Hands
      Little Cold Hands 2 ай бұрын +4

      @King of Prosperity Spelling.

  • RTC_EnjoyLife
    RTC_EnjoyLife 7 ай бұрын +284

    He has to be worth way more than 50M by now. I'm proud to see him do all that he has done so far.

    • CGM
      CGM 12 күн бұрын

      true all net worths are low balled like akademiks said lilbabyhas made 100million but his networth is 10 million tho the website said the same years ago

    • Angel 🇺🇦
      Angel 🇺🇦 2 ай бұрын +11

      He is way richer than that. Dude invested in big tech before they blew up. I wouldn’t be surprised if he probably is close to a billion net.

    • Fendi World
      Fendi World 3 ай бұрын

      @Albert Villeneuve Nguyen He make a smart move

    • Albert Villeneuve Nguyen
      Albert Villeneuve Nguyen 3 ай бұрын +5

      At the same time, it's none of our business.

    • Fendi World
      Fendi World 3 ай бұрын +16

      He might be paying them so we don’t know is a billionaire

  • Mattedmz
    Mattedmz 6 ай бұрын +616

    If you followed chamillionaire, you know he wasn't just a one hit wonder & moved differently from the average rapper... he dropped plenty of classic mixtapes & was making good investments. He's also still collecting checks from his one hit song.. Very smart guy!

    • KentuckyBoy22
      KentuckyBoy22 27 күн бұрын +1

      ​@Rom Tur Chamilitary mane!

    • KentuckyBoy22
      KentuckyBoy22 27 күн бұрын

      Facts! Chamilitary mane!

    • Lucy Fer
      Lucy Fer Ай бұрын

      I never even thought of him as a one hit wonder ! He had soooo many good tracks lmao
      He's a lyrical monster

    • Rom Tur
      Rom Tur Ай бұрын +3

      Mixtape Messiah 2 was FIRE

    • Lastgenerationbooks
      Lastgenerationbooks  Ай бұрын +3

      We used to go nuts for every mixtape, album, freestyle feature….basically anything Cham was on. Infinitely intelligent, sharp, added some much needed substance to The Houston Scene

  • Michael Silva
    Michael Silva 3 ай бұрын +105

    He may have not had much commercial success but his mixtapes were fire. He was pure in his rhymes and stayed true to himself.

  • ogaga051
    ogaga051 6 ай бұрын +103

    People like Cham are those who should be more out there. Because his story is really inspiring. His vision is something else and was ahead of his time

  • Evan
    Evan 7 ай бұрын +1760

    I recently heard about how much Chamillionaire really has and I was shocked. It really shows how much of an opportunity only one hit song truly is.

    • ojames1983
      ojames1983 2 ай бұрын

      @OneDeep Radio stop it 💀

    • ojames1983
      ojames1983 4 ай бұрын +1

      It's more than just a one hit song, his business was setup correctly when he went commercial because he already did large numbers independently. The one major hit song didn't do it all by itself, there's plenty of those people and they weren't setup and situated like Chamillionaire was.

    • Hendrix Tarantado
      Hendrix Tarantado 5 ай бұрын +1

      Dude didn't waste any opportunity that opens to him.. most of us slack and think there will be a next one then missed out on all of them. He really wanted it..and now definitely got it. Very inspirational if u ask me. This is the type of rapper that people should look up to.

  • Aquaneos1193
    Aquaneos1193 6 ай бұрын +214

    As a Houstonian, this literally moved me. I love seeing my people win and play smart. Dude is a legend in this city just like Slim and Paul.

    • Aquaneos1193
      Aquaneos1193 Ай бұрын +1

      @coffee It's a such a common concept in all major cities. Have you never heard of a new Yorker ? As a citizen of Houston it's thrown around all the time

  • SynthLord
    SynthLord 4 ай бұрын +60

    I was fortunate enough to be friends with Cham (Hakeem) for a short while, when he first was breaking into the tech scene and moving away from Universal. He was the last artist to have a 50/50 deal, before labels switched to their 360 model. He told me several times that he didn’t consider himself a rapper, but a nerd/geek. My former company built his virtual currency rewards system for his website highlighted in this video. Cham is a good guy and deserves all his success.

  • My Damn Toys
    My Damn Toys 6 ай бұрын +253

    So my mind is kind of blown. Ive always been a big Chamillionaire fan & still go back & listen to my favorite songs by him, but if you go back & listen to "Ultimate Victory", all the lyrics & things he says throughout the song tie right in with your video essay right here. Its honestly insane. He was saying all of these things right in front of our faces. Its beautiful!

    • Noel R.
      Noel R. 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Traxtal That track is called "I'm on it".. Do it just like Master P, just get all your cash and leave, ya'll know where Imma be the next time you as for mee.. Hustle all night, hustle all day, Imma always be on time when my money call me. 🔥🔥🔥

    • Traxtal
      Traxtal 4 ай бұрын +7

      @TheBajamin yea I seen it. That verse was sick! I was so happy to see that 1. Even though he left rap for a bit he can still hold his own. And 2 its possible he could come back.

    • TheBajamin
      TheBajamin 4 ай бұрын +8

      @Traxtal He is the only rapper I still like. He has a GREAT verse in the song with Tobe NWigwe. He hasn't lost a single step. Came out a couple months ago.

    • Traxtal
      Traxtal 5 ай бұрын +10

      I forget the song but he said "Ima do like master P. Just make all my cash then leave." Genuinly disappointed when he stopped rapping. Was my favourite rapper for a bit there.

  • _Gw33do_
    _Gw33do_ 7 ай бұрын +83

    Chamillionaire is the definition of a business man. You know someone is rich when you never hear about them

    • _Gw33do_
      _Gw33do_ Ай бұрын +1

      @Blocka Blockflam Nah see you're asking for validation so we know you ain't rich

    • Blocka Blockflam
      Blocka Blockflam Ай бұрын

      What about me’ you never heard of me
      Does that make me a millionaire
      Where they do that at

    • Semaj daLeao
      Semaj daLeao 4 ай бұрын +2

      Trump was a billionaire and a media personality at the same time.

    • _Gw33do_
      _Gw33do_ 6 ай бұрын +4

      @Anthony Herring Yeah he's still a billionaire and bankruptcy isn't illegal, what's your point?

    • Anthony Herring
      Anthony Herring 6 ай бұрын

      What about Trump before presidency. Wasn't he a billionaire businessman. But didn't he declare bankruptcy twice, lmao!?

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 3 ай бұрын +134

    I grew up listening to this guy I had no idea that he was on this type of level until now

  • Figment Forever
    Figment Forever 7 ай бұрын +903

    Chamillionaire deserves major respect. Shining a light on the shady practices of record labels, refuses to undervalue your worth, and helping others follow the right path/not get done dirty by anyone. I hate comparing him to Ashton Kutcher but he’s the one who comes to mind when I think of “famous” individuals who diversify & use their royalties to fund startups, diversify, and not be left at the mercy of talent agencies.

    • Qua Hoover
      Qua Hoover 3 ай бұрын +1

      and is still one of my favorite rapper's 🔥🔥🔥 he needs to drop his Album

    • Clifford Bradford
      Clifford Bradford 7 ай бұрын

      Ay for real tho the reason he probably ain't dropped nothin new yet is because of like you said,"the shady record labels ". he shined light on

    • Figment Forever
      Figment Forever 7 ай бұрын

      @mika hu not specifically a label unless you are referring to Dr. Dre.
      Fake Studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama donates studio time to budding indie artists to record demos & more thanks to donations made by Dre & other big artists

    • mika hu
      mika hu 7 ай бұрын

      @Figment Forever THIS IS AWESOME!! Can you tell me more about the label too? I have so much to learn about the music industry but that's so awesome they helped boost so many wonderful artists!

    • Figment Forever
      Figment Forever 7 ай бұрын +3

      @mika hu There are several:
      1. Philip Taylor Kramer from Iron Butterfly - He later became a computer engineering executive and inventor. He disappeared in February 1995 and was found dead in May 1999.
      2. P Diddy & Dr. Dre of course. Jay Z too. Established huge studios & labels after they hit it big. Dre specifically has really expanded his portfolio. My hometown has Fame Recording Studios where a lot of musicians have recorded & hit it big from Lynard Skynard, Aretha Franklin, etc. Dre gave them a huge donation years back through his Beats company to helped update the studio & give budding artists a start.
      3. Jason Schwartzman of Phantom Planet. Jared Leto too. Went into acting & became big in each field.
      4. Anthrax guitarist & co-founder David Spitz became a highly sought after watchmaker whose master crafted works sell for millions.
      5. Danny Elfman - he’s now a major sought after composer
      6. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - both a huge in the composing & soundtrack industry with them both making huge $$ outside of Nine Inch Nails.
      7. Jimmy Buffett - diversified through restaurants, books, and more.

  • Jia Pia
    Jia Pia 6 ай бұрын +51

    This is one of the most impressive people I’ve ever heard of in my entire life. I can’t stop saying “wow” and “oh my god” every five seconds. He is a genius, and he’s curious.

    • Shanteel Believe
      Shanteel Believe 3 ай бұрын +1

      Right, I never knew. Such a smart man. He stuck to what he wanted to do and excelled. It’s amazing and also a shame that so many other men and women feel like they can’t do this because they are not opening there minds to see it

    • 🆆hatsapp Me+①⑨①⑧⑨⓪⑧①④⑤⑧
      🆆hatsapp Me+①⑨①⑧⑨⓪⑧①④⑤⑧ 6 ай бұрын

      ʀᴇᴀᴄʜ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏɴ ᴡʜᴀᴛsᴀᴘᴘ ғᴏʀ ᴘʀᴏғɪᴛᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛɪᴘs ☝️☝️✅.. .

  • Tone K
    Tone K 6 ай бұрын +38

    This is such a breath of fresh air. I am so happy to finally be envious of a rapper for having real substance. I wish only the best for him.

  • NaturalNae LA
    NaturalNae LA 3 ай бұрын +67

    I heard years ago that he planned it this way but never heard the full story. I respect him for this. Ridiculously strategic. I also had no idea him and Paul Wall even knew each other lol

    • Jesse
      Jesse Ай бұрын

      Aww they didn't tell you last time yous caught up??haha bummer

    • JMPIMP254
      JMPIMP254 Ай бұрын

      Paul and Cham Get Yo Mind Correct is an amazing album

    • David Class
      David Class 2 ай бұрын +1

      They was in an group together wow

    • Marc Regal
      Marc Regal 2 ай бұрын

      This is a crazy comment

  • Awoken Entertainment
    Awoken Entertainment 7 ай бұрын +216

    Glad you shining light on this.. a lot of people (including me) did not know about this part of Chamillionaire's story..

    • Noel R.
      Noel R. 2 ай бұрын

      @OneDeep Radio Mann take that tinfoil hat off your head 🤣🤣. Y'all make me laugh with these excuses.

    • Noel R.
      Noel R. 2 ай бұрын +1

      Listen to all his old xixtapes, you'll see how smart and ahead of the game he's always been. on his album he has a verse that goes "You run when they tell you to, but I move when I'm ready to, If you stop to take a breather, you'll see that I'm light years ahead of you".. He wasn't lying 🔥🔥

    • Issa Renee
      Issa Renee 5 ай бұрын

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz Why do you keep copying and pasting this. You obviously aren't black so there's alot of things you don't know about black culture. Music or otherwise 🤔

    • BludAardvark
      BludAardvark 6 ай бұрын +2

      The moment I heard he had a JV with Universal where he didn't get screwed like many artists who signed with a music label, I knew he was gonna eat better than most. Problem with some of the rappers coming in young in that relationship is they don't realize how screwed they are. They don't even own their masters and the bigger the hits they make, the more the label just rakes in and the artists get the crumbs with what motivation they have to pump out yet another hit.

  • Jay-Pee Phillips
    Jay-Pee Phillips 6 ай бұрын +54

    Big Up to this Brother for being a true Entrepreneur. Early days we looked up to Rappers and desired their lifestyles, but it in reality never taught us anything. Cham though leveraged his influence which set him on the path of success and a steady stream of revenue. Hats off to that. 🎩

    • Tee Growl
      Tee Growl 6 ай бұрын +1

      Yeaaaaaaaaaaah 🍾🥂

  • Dragon_Ninja_218
    Dragon_Ninja_218 7 ай бұрын +531

    This man has my upmost respect. He’s smart and humble unlike some others rappers today.

    • Charlotte Cartwright
      Charlotte Cartwright 4 ай бұрын

      Nicely said it takes a like minded person to see the qualities you pointed out.cool to see you posative attitude.wish there was more people right in the head like you 🐾 Charlotte ☘️

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      18 SZNZ 4 ай бұрын


    • Latoya Anderson
      Latoya Anderson 4 ай бұрын

      Me too.

      AWEEEEH 5 ай бұрын +2

      Which is so ironic that his rap name is Chamillionaire

    • Tumisho Mogano
      Tumisho Mogano 6 ай бұрын +1


  • vinkata
    vinkata 2 ай бұрын +2

    Nothing but respect for this dude. Rear to see smart guy to stay smart and not getting blindsided by cheap fame.

  • Cliff
    Cliff 7 ай бұрын +24

    I'm so glad to see someone make something for themselves despite all the obstacles and the naysayers. God bless him and his family!!

  • ElBigShegun
    ElBigShegun 3 ай бұрын +16

    This guy knows how the real world works in the technology scene and money scene. He saves money and invests while rappers today spend money on useless things just for clout

  • x
    x 6 ай бұрын +21

    He honestly seems like a super nice guy. Smart too! He deserves all the success and happiness.

  • rocyrino
    rocyrino 5 ай бұрын +15

    I have mad respect for the man. I hope others can learn from him

  • Jonah Branton
    Jonah Branton 7 ай бұрын +748

    Dude is a genius some people just don't know when to stop but,he did.

    • Ktb Ecstasy
      Ktb Ecstasy 5 ай бұрын


    • Noel R.
      Noel R. 5 ай бұрын +2

      @lukca43 First off, you think that Cham woke up one day, made Ridin and then made it? Cham has worked for a lot of years way before Ridin came out. He has a website that had a few million hits before he signed a major deal. And unlike most rappers who started off with drug money or pimping money, he truly started from nothing and made it from his own intelligence.

    • E.R. Investing
      E.R. Investing 6 ай бұрын

      @Falcon 1 big facts

    • Falcon 1
      Falcon 1 6 ай бұрын

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz I have indeed heard about how easy it is for content creators to make money after rappers sell their shoe soles. Very respectful act from rappers giving soles to the sole-less. Makes the world a very comfortable place!

  • Jaydenn
    Jaydenn 7 ай бұрын +24

    This man is a genius. The label tried to rob him so he made them fear him😤😤

  • Mo Money
    Mo Money 5 ай бұрын +6

    Great stuff man! Happy to see he’s doing well and I hope more kids that look up to rappers see this and see him as a true role model that he is. Keep ‘em coming 💪🏼

  • Jedno Florestal
    Jedno Florestal 6 ай бұрын +28

    Chamillionaire is by no means a one-hit wonder. His catalogue is 🔥🔥

    • Paul Evans
      Paul Evans Ай бұрын

      Facts. Mixtape Messiah series and SOR and Ultimate Victory are too fire

    • Python Deuce
      Python Deuce 2 ай бұрын

      Legendary body of work

    • Noel R.
      Noel R. 2 ай бұрын +1

      Man I can name at least 30 tracks off the top of my head. Even if I wasn't from Houston, I would have been hooked on his music had I heard Get Ya Mind Correct

    • Ricardo Tolbert
      Ricardo Tolbert 4 ай бұрын

      @Urban Creep I remember that song turn it up with Flip that song was fire

    • Urban Creep
      Urban Creep 6 ай бұрын +1


  • Brian K
    Brian K 7 ай бұрын +61

    I don’t consider Chamillionaire a one hit wonder. For my generation ~27-40 he is a rap legend. He used to do so many great features as well as his own projects that were actually pretty successful

    • Marc Regal
      Marc Regal 2 ай бұрын


    • Snow Mexican
      Snow Mexican 4 ай бұрын

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz Hey heres an idea; step off the crack, step off the coke, step off the ketamine and make a coherent sentence that I can read

    • Tumisho Mogano
      Tumisho Mogano 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Kwanelletary Walker facts

    • Kwanelletary Walker
      Kwanelletary Walker 6 ай бұрын

      Facts bro!

  • John R Brown Jr
    John R Brown Jr 3 ай бұрын +32

    My hats off to this gentleman!! Using his vision to look ahead as well as what was around him to define his future! I've always told my son to look at what is around you and what can give the most success with as little investment of self as possible to make yourself happy

  • Code Doge
    Code Doge 7 ай бұрын +386

    Dude hustled and took control of his life and finances, nothing but respect

    • Captain Dark
      Captain Dark 6 ай бұрын

      Hustler of the year!

    • Code Doge
      Code Doge 6 ай бұрын

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz possibly true, but many try to do youtube and fail, some are just meant for that lifestyle and hustle while others are not

  • LordFreq1c
    LordFreq1c 6 ай бұрын +11

    This man is different
    He's one of the few people that see steps ahead and create his path, specifically in his era
    Respect 🔥 Great video 🔥🔥

  • randy lahey
    randy lahey 4 ай бұрын +8

    Anyone who works hard enough to get a 50/50 joint venture with a major label deserves MAD respect. Some people just have that sense of what will be popular, and he's clearly one of them. Plus Ridin' is such a classic, that'll be played for years and years. Great video, glad to see him get the shine he deserves..

  • Jeremy Dziesinski
    Jeremy Dziesinski 5 ай бұрын +15

    I'm so proud of him, helping to change the world in a positive way! I've always been a huge fan since the messiah days! I'll never forget I was closing around on Facebook to him on a post and he roasted me so hard that I laughed and felt embarrassed at the same time lmao I totally deserved it btw haha

  • theRealDeal
    theRealDeal 6 ай бұрын +11

    He definitely did his thing!! He's actually one of the best lyricist and freestyler from his Era and area!!!

  • grindtime508
    grindtime508 6 ай бұрын +12

    Cham has and will always be my favorite artist. Dope music and he helped me understand business and looking towards the future. Sure I want one last album but the life lessons he taught me are probably worth more. LEGEND

  • Anna Vrublevski
    Anna Vrublevski 7 ай бұрын +613

    Shout-out to Patrick for not only the constant bangers but also shining light on those (even less popular) celebs that turn fame into even more success by being smart with their riches 🙌 its not about all the fame and money but also sustaining a good life for you and yours, thanks for another great back story about an artist with a song from my childhood

    • Devo The Ambivert
      Devo The Ambivert 7 ай бұрын +1

      Yep. It's about being wise and sagacious with the money you earn.

    • Danny S
      Danny S 7 ай бұрын +7

      He does a very good job of humanizing the subjects of his videos helping you to relate to these people you otherwise might not

  • Damien The Dragon
    Damien The Dragon 4 ай бұрын +3

    This is an uplifting story. Good for him. He's not just smart but he's a visionary and works hard. I wonder when he was doing his early web page and his own social media with his fans, did he do that work / coding himself or did he hire programmers? A lot of people could learn from him. I really like that one song, I'm not aware of any of the rest of his music.

  • Berecia Todman
    Berecia Todman 2 ай бұрын +1

    I'm proud of this young man where he saw another avenue and became an entrepreneur in something else like the tech world. Now for him to start teaching and showing a younger generation that being a rapper isn't everything. There's other ways to be who you are set out to be. Yes, he started out rapping, but his true calling was something much greater than that. Blessings to you him now he can bless someone with the knowledge he has

  • James Ambush
    James Ambush 6 ай бұрын +7

    Chamillionaire is truly a millionaire in disguise and a low key extremely talented lyricist. He has some of the best punchlines in the game. The Mixtape Messiah series was actually phenomenal.

  • ReticentIndignation
    ReticentIndignation 2 ай бұрын +1

    This dude was an entrepreneur! I had no idea, this was very insightful and interesting. Thank you for making it.
    He's so impressive trying to teach the next gen to better themselves! It's tragic it will fell on deaf ears and we still see the next generations doing the same stupid sh_t.

  • Ike Costner
    Ike Costner 3 ай бұрын +59

    One million times smarter than the average rapper

    • 7U15 G4M1NG
      7U15 G4M1NG 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Bob Grayson huh

    • Bob Grayson
      Bob Grayson 2 ай бұрын

      But those Rappers are One Million times Smarter than YOU !

  • Logan Mckenna
    Logan Mckenna 7 ай бұрын +383

    What an absolute legend. So much respect for him. Thanks Pat for brining us this story!

  • Kyle Wallace
    Kyle Wallace 2 ай бұрын +1

    This is so freaking awesome. I am so happy and proud of Chamillionaire. Keep up the great success.

  • FukYT
    FukYT 6 ай бұрын +15

    A great person for young people in music to look towards

  • SN
    SN Ай бұрын +1

    So. Much. Respect for this dude.

  • Melvin Murema
    Melvin Murema 4 ай бұрын +4

    Major respect to you Chamillionaire.

  • litneyloxan
    litneyloxan 6 ай бұрын +9

    Wow, he seriously had the stuff creators would dream of doing now. A vault (what we’d call) app where everyone can do games and actions to earn points on the fan leaderboard. Forums, had his hand in multiple ventures. He was way ahead of the game, paved a lot and nobody really realized it

  • Clay10713
    Clay10713 7 ай бұрын +365

    As a Houstonian, can’t say how much I appreciate this video. Chamillionaire was all I listened to in high school and it was cool to see someone from my city and high school make it out of his environment and live a better life.

    • Tre One
      Tre One 6 ай бұрын +5

      @Demarcus Credit Exactly, he was not a one hit wonder. Just because someone is not popular don’t not mean they are new to the game.

    • Demarcus Credit
      Demarcus Credit 6 ай бұрын +2

      Yea one hit wonder on a global scale but man I loved Chamillionaire when I was growing up in Texas. All I jammed in high school. Get ya mind correct, mixtape messiah 1-7, controversy sells, even the swish’s house tapes he was on like blue light special and Homer Pimpson

    • Clay10713
      Clay10713 6 ай бұрын +1


      BBOFWOLFGANG 6 ай бұрын +1

      N u don't have nothing to say about him being called a one hit wonder? You not no houstonian that shit egregious

    • Do Nathan
      Do Nathan 7 ай бұрын +4


  • Alonso Castellon
    Alonso Castellon 4 ай бұрын +4

    never judge a book by its cover, good for him honestly. truly inspirational.

  • Freddy cipres
    Freddy cipres 4 ай бұрын +2

    As a kid I used to listen to him all the time now I understand why his last album was him talking about doing your own thing and being successful

  • Arleen Santos
    Arleen Santos 4 ай бұрын +1

    What a great example to the youth and to others in the music business.

  • Vangundy
    Vangundy 4 ай бұрын +2

    Thank you so much for this. I saw his video the other day about the $600,000 and how he said he was gonna let other rappers know if the label ain't drop him. I knew he had investments but 50 mil? I didn't know. He invested like that. Always been a fan regardless. He made college days fun. Big ups to camilitary he's one of top intelligent rapper inverters out there. Htown baby

  • Joseph Davis
    Joseph Davis 7 ай бұрын +5

    This man defines the phrase “a means to an end” beautifully. Everything is a tool that requires capable hands.

  • Shine
    Shine 7 ай бұрын +260

    I love how extensive your research is and how well you present it. Wishing you 10 million subs and the ability to hire more homies

  • Jackson pollack
    Jackson pollack 7 ай бұрын +40

    Chamillionaires music other than ridin dirty doesn't get nearly enough love. Turn it up was 100% a major hit.

    • Rosa Lind
      Rosa Lind 5 ай бұрын

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz So you're saying free R Kelly?

    • Rosa Lind
      Rosa Lind 5 ай бұрын

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz stop copy pasting bruh

    • Seandale Mason
      Seandale Mason 7 ай бұрын

      All 7....@Pure Water

    • Pure Water
      Pure Water 7 ай бұрын +3

      Mixtape messiah's wrecked!!

    • Seandale Mason
      Seandale Mason 7 ай бұрын

      Turn it up with Lil flip was great. But all his songs and mixtapes are great

  • Will Jay
    Will Jay 4 ай бұрын +1

    The world needs more people like mark but coming more from the culture regardless

  • Christopher Zulu
    Christopher Zulu 3 ай бұрын +3

    Patrick, your channel in underrated. I don't know of any channel which could have brought this to light in the manner that you did. And i love the ending, emphasizing how much of a visionary this man is. He is the man to hang around with in life. A friend every upcoming human being in any venture of life needs. He will help you grow.

  • tosin
    tosin 4 ай бұрын +2

    this was really well done and detailed. cham has always been inspiring. some of the details were slightly off. chams forum and website were up before 2002 because he members and my forum members has minor internet beef and that was before dj screw died. he had one of the best websites and interaction with fans.

  • John Shepard
    John Shepard 5 ай бұрын +8

    I’m halfway thru this vid and never knew the amount of hustle he had. Truly the definition of “making moves in silence”. I truly believe that saying cannot be said by yourself but by someone watching.

  • boredfish
    boredfish 7 ай бұрын +421

    He got the bag from ridin dirty and dipped from the industry. Dude was already hella smart and he used that money and invested that money smartly and became super rich. Good on him

    • EZ 💵
      EZ 💵 6 ай бұрын

      i bet he had the bag way before riding dirty. his underground music where its at!! i didn't even listen to those albums really at all. n he one of my favorite rappers of all

    • TJ “VLEWCASSO” the FłoËt
      TJ “VLEWCASSO” the FłoËt 6 ай бұрын

      Dripped from the Industry **

    • MoneyShot Music
      MoneyShot Music 7 ай бұрын +1

      He had hip hop police too, his second album had no profanity at all on it. Even Wayne’s verse was censored lol. Dude kept the mixtapes going. Didn’t like the major label shit

  • BramekizMaribekz
    BramekizMaribekz 6 ай бұрын +2

    You make awesome content. You put these mini documentaries together well, Patrick. You seem like a cool ass dude

  • zmagnft
    zmagnft 7 ай бұрын +4

    Informative video. I never knew how ahead of the game he was back in the day. So few rappers play it smart, and as you called it, "the long game." It just proves that you either have it or you don't. Now-a-days being a rapper in 2022 is a very dangerous career choice. It's sad when rappers have to set up a Go Fund Me for funeral expenses because they are shooting each other in the streets. Or get locked up forever for RICO charges. People should be able to create good music without the "bad guy" image, but unfortunately that's not what sells anymore.

  • Kyon Sparks
    Kyon Sparks 2 ай бұрын +1

    I'm still listening to Ultimate Victory and the Mixtape Messiah series. Dude dropped timeless motivational musical codes for us. #Legend

  • Kidd Goldson
    Kidd Goldson 2 ай бұрын

    I'm so proud of Chamillionaire. Keep up the good work

  • cheapR1
    cheapR1 5 ай бұрын +1

    Been a fan of his since 2002 when N Luv With my Money came out. His biggest strength is him looking to the future and not letting others define him. He is so ahead of others

  • Trash
    Trash 7 ай бұрын +256

    This just goes to show that though you may still be considered a one hit wonder, you never know when an opportunity comes knocking on your door

    • B R U H
      B R U H 7 ай бұрын

      what an inspring and relatable quote

    • Giovanni I
      Giovanni I 7 ай бұрын +2


    • ahv
      ahv 7 ай бұрын +9

      u just saying anything bru 💀

  • TheCricket
    TheCricket 7 ай бұрын +4

    Chamillionaire knew that music wouldn't always grant you miracles and when he got that number one hit he knew that he wouldn't always have a one hit wonder everytime he dropped,and other rappers would have been looking at the money and be hypnotized by it but he invested in things and knew he could make money off of it.Many others wouldn't do that because they would be hypnotized by a bad label deal and continue being controlled to make more music and try to make another hit single or album, Chamillionaire was going in the right direction he was just tryna bring his fans with him by trying to inspire them.

  • jova
    jova 6 ай бұрын +3

    I love his story and I'm super impressed by what he's done.. this is how u do it.

  • C M
    C M 4 ай бұрын

    The sound of revenge was one of the best albums of that time. The whole album was hit after hit. “Ridin” was just the radio hit. Not to mention every single hit he was a feature on.

  • ManicSide
    ManicSide 6 ай бұрын +1

    My respect is through the roof for bro.

  • Ruben Muro
    Ruben Muro 2 ай бұрын

    This dude was a legend in the underground music scene

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache 7 ай бұрын +194

    It looks like Cham was just ahead of everyone else his business moves were methodical, planned out and he grinded. He didn’t slack and was hard working and it really paid off for him.

    • Jac
      Jac 7 ай бұрын

      Lil wayne should be doing this after all they claim he is the best rapper of all time 😄 🤣 😂 😆

    • DAN30
      DAN30 7 ай бұрын +1

      Hi Garou

  • JayVerse
    JayVerse 4 ай бұрын +1

    This man is such an inspiration

  • Eric Ellis
    Eric Ellis 2 ай бұрын

    When riding dirty came out;the hype behind this chap was insane,putting Krazy Bone on this song also was a smart move but I went and bought the album when it was released and have to say it wasn't worth the hype,I'll never forget listening to it for the first time and thinking rap is long gone

  • Robert Miller
    Robert Miller 5 ай бұрын +3

    He wasn’t a 1 hit wonder! Chamillionaire was the underground mixtape king and reined around the time Wayne and all the others were dropping constantly. Forever a legend from the H 🤘🏾 ⭐️ and we’re proud of ya fam!

  • Shmilbert Shmottfried Van Heflen
    Shmilbert Shmottfried Van Heflen 6 ай бұрын +1

    I worked with him in the studio about 17 years ago on Mixtape Messiah 2. Total pro, good guy, no entourage, no clouds of blunt smoke or lean. Great story btw, excellent work putting this together

  • ₿umb₳
    ₿umb₳ 4 ай бұрын

    Bruh! You earned a subscriber with that one!🔥👊I would have never guessed... What a crazy impressive, motivational, educational, inspirational, sensational story every artist in the business should know about! I'm about to go down a Cha 🐇 🕳️

  • Mariusz Arszylo
    Mariusz Arszylo 7 ай бұрын +238

    He's gotta be worth way more than $50M if he invested in all those companies before they blew up in value. Good on him for finding other ways of making money.

    • Chris Jones
      Chris Jones 6 ай бұрын

      just know he been pass 50 million

    • Ramone Gordon
      Ramone Gordon 6 ай бұрын

      real rich people dont tell exactly how much they net worth is

    • D-MONEY
      D-MONEY 6 ай бұрын

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz you went way off topic.... start your millionaire journey

    • D-MONEY
      D-MONEY 6 ай бұрын +1

      PainPillzPittBullz&Pistolz maybe you should follow their lead 🤔 you'd be a KZclip millionaire

    • I don't care
      I don't care 6 ай бұрын

      @Mr JRH Building Wealth Yeah that's it. The average yearly returns should be around 40% (very roughly because it's extremely volatile) and not the 700% you see on specific companies because you don't want to bet it all on one investment

  • Houston Hard Hitters
    Houston Hard Hitters Ай бұрын

    Chamillionaire is my favorite rapper from the great state of Texas. I grew up with Swishahouse and Paul Wall during these days when Chamillitary first started. This man is prime example of what's possible in the rap game if you pay attention study and meet the right ppl. Much respect from H-Town Texas

  • Lara O'neal
    Lara O'neal 6 ай бұрын

    Never ever heard of this guy but much respect for his discernment to not fall for the BS in the music industry. They are demonic.

  • King_ Aries87
    King_ Aries87 6 ай бұрын +1

    I'm so glad you made a vid cause this is something I've always loved and wad never talked about. He was smart and played everything perfectly

  • Pam
    Pam 6 ай бұрын

    This is how you do it! I’m so proud of him!

  • Paul Evans
    Paul Evans Ай бұрын

    Cham is the perfect example of getting in at the right time and getting out at the right time

  • Kay A
    Kay A 7 ай бұрын +183

    I’m so proud of him, that’s how you do it! Nas said “the rap game is like the crack game”. Why anybody would want to stay a musician with these terrible deals and people is beyond me.

    • October
      October 4 ай бұрын +1

      And who you think control’s the crack game?

    • synyster katz
      synyster katz 4 ай бұрын

      You just made me realize that's where asap rocky got that from

    • Jennifer Morgan
      Jennifer Morgan 5 ай бұрын +2

      Idk look at nba youngboy

      ƝƠƠƦЄƳƁƠƳ JACOBS 6 ай бұрын

      And look at Nas now. Worth 70 million (according to Google), and made lots of investments.

    • Shawn Brucker
      Shawn Brucker 7 ай бұрын +11

      I mean there's a lot of people who just truly have a real passion for creating art through music. That said if you're really wanting to make big money expanding into other businesses is the move to make. You don't have to quit making music in order to do that though if you've still got that spark in you to keep making it.

  • Michael Dewitt
    Michael Dewitt 7 ай бұрын +2

    Cham was talking about his tech interests early on once he blew up; dope to see him see it through successfully 👍🏾

  • Zwelakhe at
    Zwelakhe at Ай бұрын

    I honestly did not know this about him and to learn so much through your video, this is some inspirational stuff!!

  • god563616
    god563616 7 ай бұрын +1

    I appreciate you respecting this legendary Houston Rapper who is amazingly intelligent!
    I'm from Houston, Texas and I Loved Chamillionaire! I loved him and Paul Wall's Album and jammed it all the time in high school
    and his hit is still a reference and classic here in the H and I'm so happy to see his story! ❤

  • Inspired Conversations
    Inspired Conversations 7 ай бұрын

    Thank you so much for the research that goes into these videos as someone who dives down the rabbit hole of information. It’s nice to watch one of these that continues to provide detailed and accurate info!
    Thank you

  • Virginia Remedi
    Virginia Remedi 6 ай бұрын

    He was ahead of his time and I happy for his success.

  • claire
    claire 7 ай бұрын +129

    can’t believe we don’t hear about him more. i am in college for business and we always talk about big investors like buffet, but it’d be so nice to talk about people who are innovators in the modern era

    • The Science
      The Science 6 ай бұрын

      chamillionaire and akon 101

    • The StaticCoder
      The StaticCoder 6 ай бұрын +1

      Buffet is ....fucking....... Boring...... so yeah... Schools need to get up to speed on true innovators and big thinkers.

    • BludAardvark
      BludAardvark 6 ай бұрын +1

      I urge young people to further look at the people you study in your respective fields. Buffet's investing acumen may be well respected but realize the era he came from and his father being a politician helped him create 'smarter' investments where it was ideal to buy low/sell high. Chamillionaire's situation is one where the deck was stacked against him but used his business sense to not get screwed in typical arrangement that artists have with the record label industry. Not just that but also tap into businesses that he was already utilizing (social media, platform business models).

  • JustMez Kut10Nup
    JustMez Kut10Nup 6 ай бұрын +1

    Great Man, Great Lyricist, Great Mind, Great Heart, Great Human Being.
    #ChamilitaryMaaaaaan 💯💪🏿🖤

  • Brand Blue
    Brand Blue 4 ай бұрын +1

    appreci8 yall creating & sharing
    Chamillionaire's journey.
    always gr8 to see
    someone from the hometown make it independently
    of course Chamilitary took it to genius level

  • Bakatono
    Bakatono 6 ай бұрын +1

    I remember the CCC and the Swishahouse mixtapes when I was in my very early 20s. Cham was always ahead of his time. Him and Paul Wall were promoting websites when people thought the internet wasn't cool. Nice to see that he didn't let the Ridin' Dirty single define him.

  • boogabooga0012300
    boogabooga0012300 4 ай бұрын

    Probably one of the nicest guy ive ever met. Dude is very down to earth.

  • Einfilin ch.
    Einfilin ch. 6 ай бұрын +1

    nothing but the massive respect to Cham
    hes like the time traveler in the meme

  • Topseykretts
    Topseykretts 7 ай бұрын +66

    Why isn't THIS man's story being shouted from the rooftops? Thank you Patrick, so happy to have found your channel. You really put people on to some cool ish. More power to you.

  • Gum Bro
    Gum Bro 7 ай бұрын +2

    He may have just one mainstream hit, but he is a underground legend!!!

  • Bluecat
    Bluecat 4 ай бұрын +1

    An exemplary businessman he is.