So Chingy now considers Atlanta his home -- aww -- but we still wish him well as he released Hate It or Love It in December. The album was released on Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam; DTP, of course, is the Ludacris-founded company with which Chingy first found fame in 2003, with the songs "Right Thurr" and "Holidae In."
A press release from Def Jam outlines more info about the new album:
In addition to the album intro and “Fly Like Me,” L.T. Moe also produced “How We Feel” featuring Anthony Hamilton with additional vocals from Ice Cube; “Trickin’ Off Skit” with additional vocals by Diamond of Crime Mob; and “2 Kool 2 Dance.” Among the guest producers credited on HATE IT OR LOVE IT are Full Scale (“Gimme Dat” featuring Ludacris and DTP’s Bobby Valentino), Cool & Dre (“Roll On ‘Em” featuring Rick Ross), Bei Maejor (“Spend Some $” featuring Trey Songz), and Calvo Da Gr8 (“All Aboard (Ride It)” featuring Steph Jones).
Other producers include The Co-Stars (“Hate It Or Love It”), Michael Davis (“Check My Swag”), Jared Gosselin (“Kick Drum”), Kevin ‘Khao’ Cates (“Lovely Ladies”), and The Ghost Writers (“Blockstar”). Recording sessions for HATE IT OR LOVE IT took place in Chingy’s adopted new hometown of Atlanta, and Miami, Los Angeles, London, and Texas.
Here's a clip of "Fly Like Me," with Amerie, from last night's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It's not bad. And heck, you can take the man out of the Lou, but you can't take the Lou accent out of the man.