Jackpot (Chingy album)

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Jackpot
Studio album by Chingy
Released July 15, 2003
Recorded 2001-2003
Genre Hip hop
Label Capitol/Disturbing tha Peace
Producer The Trak Starz, DJ Quik, Chingy, Martin Score
Chingy chronology
Jackpot
(2003)
Powerballin'
(2004)
Singles from Jackpot
  1. "Right Thurr"
    Released: May 10, 2003
  2. "Holidae In"
    Released: September 2, 2003
  3. "One Call Away"
    Released: January 3, 2004
  4. "Right Thurr (Remix)"
    Released: 2004

Jackpot is the first album by the rapper Chingy. Sales of the album achieved Triple Platinum.[1][2] It was released on July 15, 2003, by the Disturbing tha Peace label. Anchored by the smash single "Right Thurr",[2] this album also had two other top three hits, "Holidae In" featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, and "One Call Away" featuring J-Weav. The album was produced by The Trak Starz except for "Bagg Up", which was produced by DJ Quik.

Billboard magazine ranked Jackpot at number 151 on the magazine's Top 200 Albums of the Decade.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
The A.V. Club (positive)[5]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[6]
Entertainment Weekly C+[7]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[8]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[9]
PopMatters (favorable)[10]
RapReviews 6/10[11]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[12]
Stylus Magazine D[13]

Jackpot received generally mixed reviews from music critics who drew comparisons to fellow St. Louis rapper Nelly. Roni Sarig of Rolling Stone praised the album for its mixture of different U.S. regions from hip-hop concluding with "Taken all together, Jackpot is short on depth, but it's a ride with some hitworthy moments and plenty of bounce."[12] Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews was mixed about the album, being ambivalent towards the Trak Starz's production and Chingy's skills as a rapper, saying "As a summer album, Chingy's "Jackpot" is a take it or leave it affair. It's relatively inoffensive, and certainly has some songs you'd want to play at a party, club or while driving around."[11] Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian also saw the album's tropes and Chingy's use of Nelly's style.[8]

Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic was also mixed towards the album, finding the song's hooks not being on par with the beats and Chingy himself lacking in substance in his rhymes.[4] Joe Caramanica of Entertainment Weekly felt that Chingy paled in comparison to Nelly, despite having the same vocal tic as him saying "Chingy has only one gimmick, and while it charms on "Sample Dat Ass" and "One Call Away," most of Jackpot is as ephemeral as the winds blowing through the Arch."[7] Robert Christgau rated the album as a "choice cut", singling out "Chingy Jackpot" as a standout track.[6] Dom Passantino of Stylus Magazine gave a negative review, criticizing the production for having weak beats and found every other track "a failed second single." He also called out other critics' reviews for their so-called criticism of the album.[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album entered the Billboard 200 at number 2 with first week sales of 157,000 copies in the US. It has currently[when?] sold 2.8 million copies in the US and is certified double platinum by the RIAA.[14][15][16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Jackpot Intro"   The Trak Starz 0:22
2. "He's Herre"   The Trak Starz 3:02
3. "Represent" (feat. Tity Boi & I-20) The Trak Starz 4:12
4. "Right Thurr"   The Trak Starz 4:10
5. "Jackpot the Pimp" (skit, not included on censored version) The Trak Starz 1:07
6. "Wurrs My Cash"   The Trak Starz 4:33
7. "Chingy Jackpot"   The Trak Starz 4:03
8. "Sample Dat Ass" (feat. Murphy Lee) The Trak Starz 5:06
9. "One Call Away" (feat. J-Weav) The Trak Starz 4:36
10. "Dice Game" (skit, not included on censored version) The Trak Starz 0:59
11. "Gettin' It"   The Trak Starz 4:27
12. "Holidae In" (feat. Ludacris & Snoop Dogg) The Trak Starz 5:14
13. "Juice"   The Trak Starz 4:43
14. "Fuck that Nigga" (skit, not included on censored version) The Trak Starz 1:45
15. "Madd at Me"   The Trak Starz 3:54
16. "Bagg Up"   DJ Quik 3:21
17. "Right Thurr (Remix)" (feat. Trina & Jermaine Dupri) The Trak Starz 3:41

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[17] 36
Canadian Albums Chart[17] 41
French Albums Chart 65
German Albums Chart 42
UK Albums Chart 73
Swiss Albums Chart 36
U.S. Billboard 200 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
New Zealand Albums Chart 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah Preston. "Chingy". The Dirty Dozen: Playboy.com's 12-Question Celebrity Sexamination. Playboy Online. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
  2. ^ a b Corey Moss (2004-09-28). "R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, David Banner On New Chingy Album". MTV News. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Best of the 2000s - Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved December 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Jackpot - Chingy". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ Rabin, Nathan (September 2, 2003). "Review: Chingy: Jackpot". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Robert Christgau: CG: Chingy". Robert Christgau. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Caramanica, Joe (August 1, 2003). "Jackpot Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Lynskey, Dorian (October 17, 2003). "CD: Chingy, Jackpot". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ Tindal, K.B. (August 27, 2003). "Chingy - Jackpot". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ Cibula, Matt (August 19, 2003). "Chingy: Jackpot". PopMatters. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (July 18, 2003). "Chingy :: Jackpot :: Capitol Records". RapReviews. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Sarig, Roni (July 22, 2003). "Chingy: Jackpot". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Passantino, Dom (October 28, 2003). "Chingy - Jackpot - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/66808/more-power-to-him-chingy-returns-this-fall
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/69860/bad-boys-ii-shoots-straight-to-no-1
  16. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  17. ^ a b http://www.mariah-charts.com/chartdata/PChingy.htm