A second album, Powerballin', was released in 2004 to mixed reviews, and his 2006 release Hoodstar spawned the hit singles "Pullin' Me Back" and "Dem Jeans." He released Hate It or Love It in 2007, under DTP records.The album's lead single is "Fly Like Me", featuring Amerie.
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Ludacris and his manager, Chaka Zulu, were quick to sign Chingy to their fledgling Disturbing Tha Peace label.
The up-tempo Southern hip hop track "Right Thurr" gained popularity, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
Other singles from Hoodstar were "Brand New Kicks" and "Hands Up".
Unhappy with the way he felt Capitol was promoting their urban artists, in 2007 Chingy jumped ship and returned to DTP Records, which was by-then a part of the Def Jam family. Louis rapper said: "I don't think Capitol really knew how to work urban artists, They're really stuck on pop and they didn't know how to market me." Hate It or Love It is Chingy's fourth studio album.
Kelly, Bun B, Lil Wayne, Lil Flip, Janet Jackson, David Banner, Nate Dogg, and Get It Boyz.
Powerballin' sold over one million copies and received a Platinum certification by the RIAA on March 21, 2005.
Hoodstar is Chingy's third album, released on September 19, 2006. Collipark, longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, and Mannie Fresh.
His summer single, "Pullin Me Back" (featuring actor-R&B singer Tyrese), would find him back on top on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and help Hoodstar debut at number eight on the album chart, but the follow-up single "Dem Jeans", featuring Jermaine Dupri, fared worse although the album did go gold.
Guest appearances included Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Murphy Lee, I-20, Raindrop, Tity Boi of Playaz Circle, Trina, and Jermaine Dupri. Chingy released his second album, Powerballin', on November 16, 2004 through Slot-A-Lot Records and Capitol Records.