Quote from Chamillionaire: "I walked around the music industry for a bunch of years, right? I didn't see wealthy." "I got into the tech industry, l see wealthy every day.
The former partner of Paul Wall revealed that through his website Chamillionaire.com, and i Tunes-topping performance of “Ridin’ Dirty,” he was able to secure this venture.It became a top 10 hit, went platinum and Chamillionaire even credited it for his Grammy win: "That parody was the reason I won, because it made the record so big it was undeniable.” In 2014, His Weirdness won new fans by posting eight new videos online, one per day, to promote his Grammy-winning album Mandatory Fun: his last on a major label, it's also his first US number one.Highlights have included Word Crimes, a grammar-based riff on Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines; Handy, a DIY-themed spoof of Iggy Azalea’s summer anthem Fancy; and Tacky, which parodies Pharrell Williams’s ubiquitous Happy, in the process taking potshots at all things naff, including Uggs, Crocs, Ed Hardy T-shirts, the Comic Sans font, twerking and Instagramming meals.“If I’m spending money, I want my money back just like [Universal does] if they’re spending money. That’s not necessarily normal for an artist, but when I came into a major label, I had leverage.” The rapper was asked if given the change of climate since his 2005 success would make him do things differently in hindsight.“To say that I would go back [and not sign with a major label], I can’t say that…I have made millions and millions of dollars with Universal [and their] corporate structure,” said Chamillionaire, who remains a Universal Republic artist, alongside Lil Jon and Distant Relatives.JK Rowling, 50, has gained support on Twitter after quoting rap lyrics in response to a troll who branded her a 'radge'.