How Chamillionaire Became a Better Entrepreneur than Rapper

Michael Beausoleil
Jun 12, 2020 · 5 min read

The middle of the 00’s saw many rappers rise to fame then fall off the map. Sounds changed, ringtones became uncool, and new talent emerged. The music industry changes rapidly and many careers die faster than they started. For some people, the end of a music career might be the start of better endeavors.

Around 2004 the rap scene saw an increase in Texas-based rappers gain popularity. No one peaked higher than Chamillionaire, hitting the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks during the summer of 2006 with his song Ridin’