出生于休斯敦南方贫民区的Chamillionaire，在正式出道前已经累积了超过25万张的独立mixtape与专辑销售量。17岁起，Chamillionaire 和好友Paul Wall 开始参与德州大型嘻哈音乐盛会的宣传工作，也因此获得加入当地知名的Swisha House创作阵营的机会，开始和Mike Jones、Slim Thug、DJ Michael “5000” Watts… 等高手同台竞技演出。Watts还邀请两人为他在休斯敦流行电台所主持的高收听率节目创作串场音乐，为两人打开知名度。后来，两人决定脱离Swisha House羽翼，自行招兵买马成立音乐团队—— The Color Changing Click。 2002年，The Color Changing Click的首张作品《Get Ya Mind Correct》正式诞生，迅速卖破10万张的佳绩不仅成为该年全美最畅销的独立专辑之一，还入围嘻哈乐界重要刊物The Source杂志所评选的年度独立专辑奖项肯定。而同乡饶舌猛将Lil'Flip在他全美百万销售大碟《Underground Legend》中力邀Chamillionaire跨刀，则让Chamillionaire获得全美各大主流唱片大厂的注意，积极展开抢人大战。Chamillionaire的首张个人专辑《The Sound of Revenge》于2005年11月22日发表。 by Andy KellmanDubbed "the Mixtape Messiah," Houston's Chamillionaire arrived late as a major-label artist during his city's 2005 takeover of mainstream rap -- the Top Ten Sound of Revenge, released during November that year, followed albums from Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and former Color Changin' Click partner Paul Wall -- but he had already built a loyal following outside the South and received significant print coverage. Through a prolific succession of mixtapes, Chamillionaire (born Hakeem Sediki) became known for his deep, versatile voice (he sings his own hooks very effectively) and lyrical ability. Originally part of Swishahouse, he switched to Paid in Full, where he and Paul Wall collaborated on 2002's Get Ya Mind Correct -- an album that sold 100,000 copies. Prior to inking his deal with Universal, he founded the Chamilitary label and began grooming the careers of brother Rasaq and 50/50 Twin. "Ridin'," off The Sound of Revenge, reached the top of the Billboard singles chart and was later nominated for a pair of Grammy Awards. The follow-up to Revenge, titled Ultimate Victory, was released in September 2007.