Chingy Taps Janet, R. Kelly For 'Powerballin''
Janet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy's sophomore album, "Powerballin'." The set is due Nov. 5 via Capitol, bumped up a week from its scheduled release date. Other guestsJanet Jackson and R. Kelly are among the guests appearing on Chingy's sophomore album, "Powerballin'." The set is due Nov. 5 via Capitol, bumped up a week from its originally scheduled release date.
Jackson is featured on the cut "Don't Worry," while Kelly appears on "Leave Wit Me." Other guests include rappers Lil' Wayne ("26's"), David Banner and Nate Dogg ("All the Way To St. Lou") and Ziggy ("Make That Ass Talk"). Rap group G.I.B. appears on three cuts.
"This... album is basically a celebration of my coming from nothing to have a little bit," Chingy says. "It's about me accomplishing my goals and my celebrating that."
A limited edition will boast three bonus tracks, including a remix of first single "Balla Baby " featuring Lil' Flip and Boozie of the G.I.B., as well as 30-minute DVD documentary.
"Balla Baby" is already No. 40 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and No. 25 on the Rhythmic Top 40 airplay tally. Its Jeremy Rall-directed video, which features a guest appearance by Banner, is getting play on MTV and BET.
"Powerballin'" is the follow-up to 2003's "Jackpot," which debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album has sold 2.8 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In support of the new set, Chingy has scheduled a slate of promotional appearances, beginning with a Nov. 5 performance on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," followed by appearances on "Showtime at the Apollo" (Nov. 13), CBS' "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (Nov. 16), "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (syndicated) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (Nov. 23) and NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" (Nov. 26) and syndicated "Soul Train" (Dec. 8).
Here is the "Powerballin'" track list:
"Haters 101 (Intro)"
"Give Em Some Mo"
"Fall'N" featuring G.I.B.
"Jackpot the Pimp Pt. 2" (skit)
"Leave Wit Me" featuring R. Kelly
"Make That Ass Talk" featuring Ziggy
"Don't Worry" featuring Janet Jackson
"All the Way To St. Lou" featuring David Banner & Nate Dogg
"26's" featuring Lil' Wayne
"We Do" featuring Bun B
"Wurr Da Git It Gurlz At" featuring G.I.B.
"Bring Da Beef" featuring G.I.B.
Limited edition bonus tracks:
"Balla Baby Remix" featuring Lil' Flip and Boozie of the G.I.B.
"What Up Wit It" featuring G.I.B.
"Don't Really Care"