Jackpot (Chingy album)

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Studio album by Chingy
Released July 15, 2003 (2003-07-15)
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 56:20
Chingy chronology
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: March 14, 2004

Jackpot is the debut studio album by American rapper Chingy. Sales of the album achieved Double Platinum in the US.[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. The enhanced version of the album features the uncut video of "Right Thurr".

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 Favorable[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]

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
Sample credits



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[30] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[32] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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