Ultimate Victory

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Ultimate Victory
Studio album by Chamillionaire
Released September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
(see release history)
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Hip hop, southern hip hop, political hip hop
Length 79:47
Label Chamillitary, Universal
Producer J. R. Rotem, Play-n-Skillz, Happy Perez, Rick Rock, Kane Beatz, The Runners, Beat Bullies, Jomeezius The Genius
Chamillionaire chronology
The Sound of Revenge
(2005)
Ultimate Victory
(2007)
Poison
(2014)
Singles from Ultimate Victory
  1. "Hip Hop Police"
    Released: July 22, 2007
  2. "The Bill Collecta"
    Released: September 18, 2007[1]
  3. "Industry Groupie"
    Released: October 9, 2007[2]

Ultimate Victory is the second studio album by rapper Chamillionaire. It was released on September 18, 2007 and sold 79,000 copies in the first week.[3] It is notable for not containing any profanity.

Critical reception[edit]

Ultimate Victory was generally well received by most critics.

  • Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 - praised the title track stating, "“The Ultimate Victory”—on which Chamillionaire expresses sympathy for media-dogged celebrities like Eminem and Britney Spears and admits, "I'm still filled with doubt"—might be the most personally reflective hip-hop track since Slim Shady himself stepped to the mic."
  • Allmusic - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "A positive outlook for the future of the genre."
  • Allhiphop.com 8.5 out of 10 - "Chamillionaire's flow and lyricism is rampant through each track on Ultimate Victory."
  • Hip Hop DX stated, "Chamillionaire effortlessly transitions from one subject to the next without coming off too overbearing or preachy. Blending his trademark, butter-smooth melodies with hard-hitting beats and intricate punch lines, The Ultimate Victory is an interesting blend of braggadocio, thought-provoking, political undertones and bravado, something rarely seen from today’s mainstream MC."
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[4]
AllHipHop (8.5/10)[5]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[7]
PopMatters (7/10)[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Stylus Magazine B−[10]
USA Today 3/5 stars[11]
XXL (L)[12]

Track listing[edit]

# Song Title Featured guest(s) Producer(s) Length
1 "The Morning News" Kane Beatz 3:58
2 "Hip Hop Police" Slick Rick J.R. Rotem 4:11
3 "Standing Ovation" Kane Beatz 4:27
4 "Won't Let You Down" Kevin Cossom Kane Beatz 4:37
5 "Industry Groupie" J.R. Rotem 3:32
6 "Pimp Mode" Bun B of UGK Happy Perez 5:22
7 "Rock Star" Lil Wayne The Beat Bullies 5:00
8 "Skit" 3:04
9 "The Bill Collecta" Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Play-n-Skillz 3:51
10 "The Ultimate Vacation" The Beat Bullies 4:05
11 "Come Back to the Streets" The Runners 4:52
12 "I Think I Love You" The Beat Bullies 4:43
13 "The Evening News" Kane Beatz 4:08
14 "Welcome to the South" Pimp C of UGK Kane Beatz 4:12
15 "You Must Be Crazy" Lil Ken Jomeezius The Genius 4:54
16 "We Breakin Up" CHOPS 4:40
17 "Skit: Stuck in the Ghetto" Tony Henry 1:45
18 "Rocky Road" Devin the Dude Happy Perez 4:59
19 "The Ultimate Victory" Happy Perez 3:11
20 "Somebody's Gonna Get Hurt" (Best Buy Digital bonus track) Rick Rock 3:25
21 "Keep It on the Hush" (Best Buy Digital bonus track) Lloyd Matty P 4:01
22 "Still Countin' My Cash" (iTunes bonus track) TrakTwinz.com 4:25

Samples[edit]

Chart position[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard 200 8
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 3

Bonus DVD[edit]

Chamillionaire released his Bonus DVD to Ultimate Victory. This DVD is only in exclusive double-pack in BET Edition available at Wal-Mart.

DVD features are:

  • ACCESS GRANTED: "Turn It Up", "Ridin'", "Grown & Sexy", "Hip-Hop Police"/"Evening News"
  • 106 & PARK: Chamillionaire Interview
  • BET Spring Bling 2007 Performance
  • BET Black Collage Tour
  • Fly Rydes

Music videos:

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States September 18, 2007
United Kingdom October 1, 2007

References[edit]