Author: Allen Jacobs

After dropping his Mixtape Messiah 4 [click to listen] tape just over a month ago, Chamillionaire [click to read] recently spoke in his hometown of Houston XXL magazine on video.

Chronicling the competitive tension in Houston that helped get Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Lil Flip, Mike Jones and Chamillionaire signed to major labels several years ago may have been a more progressive climate. Reminded of when Chamillionaire would try to outdo his Swishahouse rivals, or had a less-than-amicable relationship with Slim Thug, he said, "I feel like [the unity right now] has got us a little bit lazy. Everywhere I go, they like, 'What happened to Houston?' And that's a problem for me."

"It makes me look weak if everywhere I'm going, they think that just everybody from Texas fell off. It's easy to put out an album and put out a hit, but after that, what do you do?" Moments later, Chamillionaire forecast the controversy that would follow the statement as he declared, "Maybe they're right. Maybe Texas is dead."

Referring to his anticipated third Universal album and abundant unreleased mixtape material, Chamillionaire said, "I want to help everybody else and motivate them to be like, 'Look man, we need to get up off of our you-know-whats and go out there and get it."