Chamillionaire Is Not Retiring…

blame it on Shake June 5, 2009

…so that talk can stop right now. Was it really necessary for me to get 34 emails with “exclusive” news about him “retiring”? Especially when he NEVER said it to begin with! All he said before was that he wasn’t gonna put out Venom, nor anymore Mixtape Messiah mixtapes (after #7). Here’s some audio and a statement (after the jump) he made about the whole thing.

Several days ago, I did a live broadcast from my site, Chamillionaire.com, to let fans know where I am right now and what my intentions are musically for the future. Instead of clearing things up, the broadcast unintentionally spawned rumors of my retirement from music. Since then, I have been bombarded with emails and phone calls regarding my so-called retirement and the reasons behind me not dropping the promised “Venom” album.

It was definitely not my intention to mislead anyone into thinking that I plan to completely retire from music. I love making music and will continue to do so. What I am retiring is the “Mixtape Messiah” part of my career. This means no more jacking beats and no more underground mixtapes. I have been making and putting them out for over a decade and I feel like it is time to step to another level. The upcoming installment of the “Mixtape Messiah” series, “Mixtape Messiah 7”, will be the final one. Moving forward, a large majority of the music I release will be on original beats.

Additionally, even though I don’t plan on releasing any of the original material that I had wanted to call “Venom”, I will definitely be releasing a third Chamillionaire album with Universal. I am confident that my true fans will have plenty of fresh, new music to be as excited about as I am and I look forward to supplying their demand for new music.

I hope that my fans will understand that over time, you grow as a person and this means you will evolve as an artist. The experiences that you encounter throughout your life all contribute to those changes and that is bound to affect the music an artist feels like making at any given time. I love that my fans feel so deeply about the work I have done in the mixtape scene or the “Get Ya Mind Correct” era of my career, but at this time I want to focus 100% of my studio time on perfecting the commercial music I will release in the future.

Thanks for understanding.