A former member of the Disturbing Tha Peace, Chingy came into the spotlight on his own with his single and with his friend Jizzy B "Right Thurr" from his album, Jackpot. After the success of "Right Thurr", "Holidae In", featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris, climbed the charts, followed by "One Call Away" featuring J-Weav.
In 2004, he released a new album entitled Powerballin', featuring the single "Balla Baby". He was also featured in the hit song "I Like That" by Houston. He recently ended his feud with fellow St. Louis rapper Nelly. You can tell this by watching the "Go Head" music video by Ali of the St. Lunatics and Big Gipp of the Goodie Mobb. Chingy makes a cameo apperance holding up the signature "C"s that represent his name.
Chingy has also started a film career and has appeared in Scary Movie 4 (2006), The System Within (2006), and Crack Heads (2007).
Born: March 9, 1980 in St Louis, United States
Howard Bailey, Jr. (born March 9, 1980 in St. Louis, Missouri), better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur. Following in the footsteps of his heroes Ice Cube and RUN-DMC, he began writing lyrics at age nine and was recording at ten. He originally considered the stage name H.Thugzy before settling on Chingy, a slang term for money. With the release of the track "Right Thurr" Chingy became an overnight sensation, with the track peaking at number four on the Billboard 100.
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Howard Bailey, Jr. (born March 9, 1980), better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American rapper.
Chingy grew up in the Walnut Park section of St. Louis and began rapping in earnest in his late teens. Chingy toured as an opening act with Nelly in the summer of 2002 and then became a protégé of Ludacris, who signed him to his newly formed Disturbing tha Peace (DTP) record label. The rapper's 2003 summer debut single, "Right Thurr", put him on the musical map as a good-time rapper who specialized in catchy, club-friendly beats and simplistic lyrics delivered in a sing-song, nursery rhyme style. Chingy's 2003 debut album, Jackpot, sold two million copies, thanks to the boost from "Right Thurr". A second album, Powerballin', was released in 2004 to mixed reviews, and his 2006 release Hoodstar spawned the hit singles "Pullin' Me Back" and "Dem Jeans." He released Hate It or Love It in 2007, under DTP records. The album's lead single is "Fly Like Me", featuring Amerie. A mixtape entitled Success & Failure was released in 2010.