News: Chamillionaire's Drops Final Mixtape, "I'm So Glad This Is The Last One"
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2009 10:00AM
Chamillionaire's Mixtape Messiah 7 has landed online and marks the rapper's transition from old mixtape methods to his new promotional scheme of "authorized leaks."
Released via www.chamillionaire.com on Wednesday (August 4), the rapper promised the project would be his last and expressed his reaction to the fans' early reception.
"The hand that holds the Mixtape Messiah 7 cd," he wrote. "The End is today...Going through all my cham.com emails. I would hire all of you if I could. You all are smarter than the industry would allow us to believe...I am sooooooooooo glad that this is the last one. Im tired man. Really.....A lot of eyes watching right now. Its so dope how active you all are. Im gonna print all these tweets out and frame them on the wall. Ha...Ill put all the lyrics for all of the songs on each disc on chamillionaire.com once I get this server thing situated...Thanks. Ya'll the F***In Best!!!!" (Chamillionaire's Twitter)
He recently said his mixtape retirement would transition into a new movement of authorized leaks.
"It's your boy Chamillionaire," he said in a video last month. "We're officially signing off. [August 4th], that's the official date for Mixtape Messiah Part 7. Get it on Chamillionaire.com when the counter runs down. Download it, take it, do whatever you want with it, but just know this is the final chapter. No more, done. We're moving on to something else, bigger and better things. I'ma call 'em authorized leaks. CDs and songs that I authorize to be in the public. Real, real material, not jacking everybody else's beats. We creating a whole bunch of new, fresh, innovative material so y'all know what it is." (Chamillionaire TV)
Chamillionaire previously clarified misconceptions surrounding his "retirement."
"Somebody told me that nobody's paying attention," Chamillionaire said in an audio clip. "But it looks like everybody's paying attention now...Y'all ain't got to worry, I'm not retiring from rap. I'm not completely retiring from rap. What I am retiring from is the Mixtape Messiah's, being the Mixtape Messiah. That part of my career, I'm done with that...I've done that for a decade strong, it's time to let that rest and step to another level. It shouldn't be a bad thing, it should be a good thing. We're gonna open new doors, do something else...I'm not sad, not depressed, I just been doing this for a while. The formula is old...I'm not gonna drop the original material that was used for Venom...Originally when I was doing this, there was no label. It was just me crafting it in the studio, but now they seem to be pretty excited and there's a lot of people coming in on this process now...There will be no Venom but the good news is there will be a third major release for me. The label is very excited." (SayNow)
The Texas-bred rapper previously spoke with SOHH about the importance of fans' support.
"My thing is OK, I'ma give y'all what y'all want," he said in an interview last year. "All y'all have to do is just support my records when they come out. Support my album because honestly this time around I gotta hit a home run. If I don't, I'm very realistic with myself. I probably won't be doing this." (SOHH)
Check out Chamillionaire speaking on Mixtape Messiah 7 below: