Throwback Thursday ‘Ridin’ by Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone (2006)
"Ridin" is the first single from Chamillionaire's debut album, The Sound of Revenge. Contrary to popular belief, the song is called "Ridin" not "Ridin Dirty."
The song features Krayzie Bone from Bone Thugs N Harmony.
Chamillionaire's given name is Hakeem Seriki and he is from Houston, TX.
The song is about police abusing their authority and racial profiling. The music video tries to depict this theme.
"Ridin" is Chamillionaire's most notable and most profitable song to date. "Ridin" went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and US Rhythmic chart.
According to Wikipedia, "At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, "Ridin'" won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and received a nomination for Best Rap Song. It was awarded the last Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006. The song ranked number three on Rolling Stone's "100 Best Songs of 2006" and #6 on BET's "Top 100 Music Videos Of 2006". It was the best selling ringtone in 2006, with 3.2 million sales, certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history."
Now that I think about it, I might have had "Ridin" as a ringtone in 2006.
Chamillionaire got the highest honor an artist can receive when Weird Al Yankovic parodied his song with "White and Nerdy."