Chingy inadvertently changed the Hip Hop landscape in 2003 when he unleashed his debut album Jackpot.
(@chingy) on Oct 31, 2019 at 12:55pm PDT But the members of the St. Louis Hip Hop scene didnt really get the recognition they deserved for the influence they had on early 2000s Hip Hop fashion. A lot of the St. Louis artists like Nelly, St. Lunatics and myself, its a lot of things they dont give us credit for that we would deserve credit for in terms of what we did for fashion, he says. A lot of that stuff, we made it really popular not necessarily wearing the durag but how we wore it, how we wore wristbands and headbands, certain t-shirts and jerseys. St. Louis isnt really a major hub for Hip Hop, but you had a couple of artists come out of there that made history in the Hip Hop and musical community. You wont forget Nelly. You wont forget Chingy. You wont because we came out and made a difference. In some ways, we changed how people viewed things. I changed the way people talk. Ive changed dance with a dance from a song, you know what Im saying? Nelly, he did the same thing. He changed the game. We changed things and we made history with this stuff that you cant forget. But we dont get the credit. But Chingy isnt tripping, explaining, I know the truth. But when certain outlets get to talking about these things, I guess they dont really give us the credit because we may not have a song out at the time thats rotating and popular. Or, we may not be relevant in that moment for having a song out or something like other artists. But you know, its all good. We know. The real fans and the real people know. Now, the self-described spiritual character has his eyes firmly set on the future albeit through a much different lens than his former, headband-wearing self. I just keep it moving, he says. I appreciated everything that went and how it went off. You have your ups and your downs. You have your balances and your imbalances. You have things that you have to learn. You mess up along the way, but you grow to learn and you figure some things out. In your present moment, you just try to change what you can and accept what you cant. The Whoa Down is currently available on all streaming platforms. Check it out up top. Subscribe to DX Newsletter Get The Most Important Stories Of The Day Straight To Your Inbox Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Youre Far Too Kind To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Joining Newsletter