The Sound of Revenge

The Sound of Revenge is the debut studio album by American rapper Chamillionaire. It was released on November 22, 2005. The album features guest appearances from Lil' Flip, Lil Wayne, Rasaq (his younger brother), Natalie Alvarado, Krayzie Bone, Bun B, Scarface, Billy Cook, Killer Mike and Pastor Troy, with its production handled by Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, Play-N-Skillz, Cool, and Dre, among others.

The Sound of Revenge
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)
Recorded2004–05
GenreSouthern hip hop, gangsta rap
Length67:30
LabelChamillitary, Universal
ProducerChamillionaire (exec.), Scott Storch
Chamillionaire chronology
The Sound of Revenge
(2005)
Ultimate Victory
(2007)
Singles from The Sound of Revenge
  1. "Turn It Up"
    Released: September 3, 2005
  2. "Ridin'"
    Released: January 12, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX3/5 stars[2]
IGN7.7/10[3]
RapReviews8.5/10[4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[5]
USA Today3/4 stars[6]

The album also has the release of "Chopped and screwed version" by DJ OG Ron C. Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone won the Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group Grammy for the song "Ridin'". In 2009, Chamillionaire released Mixtape Messiah 7 and explained on the final track of disc 1 that he was also going to be considered for the Best New Artist Grammy but, bootleggers caused him to be disqualified by releasing unauthorized Chamillionaire albums the same year his debut was released.

The album debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 800,000 copies in its first two weeks, and it later became certified platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling more than 1.5 million copies in the United States on December 19, of 2005. By April 3, 2006 the album had sold 2 million copies in the United States.[7] The non-album single, "Picture Perfect", peaked at number 28 on Hot Ringtones.[8]

Track listingEdit

Standard Edition
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."The Sound of Revenge (Intro)"The Beat Bullies3:18
2."In the Trunk"Hardley Davidson4:38
3."Turn It Up" (featuring Lil' Flip)Scott Storch4:34
4."Ridin'" (featuring Krayzie Bone)Play-N-Skillz5:03
5."No Snitchin'" (featuring Bun B)Cool & Dre4:32
6."Southern Takeover" (featuring Killer Mike & Pastor Troy)The Beat Bullies5:17
7."Radio Interruption"The Beat Bullies3:28
8."Frontin'"Happy Perez4:10
9."Grown and Sexy"The Beat Bullies4:03
10."Think I'm Crazy" (featuring Natalie)The Beat Bullies5:04
11."Rain" (feat. Billy Cook & Scarface)Sol Messiah5:11
12."Picture Perfect" (featurting Bun B)Sol Messiah4:47
13."Fly As The Sky" (featuring Lil Wayne & Rasaq)Mannie Fresh4:59
14."Peepin' Me" (feat. Tami Latrell)The Beat Bullies4:21
15."Void In My Life"Twinz4:41
16."Outro"AJ Skratch & Sean Blaze3:09
Total length:71:15
Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Turn It Up (Remix)" (feat. Lil' O, H.A.W.K & E.S.G.)CHOPS5:09
2."Grind Time"Da Riffs3:24
3."Rider"Happy Perez4:01
4."Hate In Ya Eyes"Cool & Dre3:41
5."Bad Guy"Twinz3:56
Total length:1:31:29

SamplesEdit

Picture Perfect

Think I'm Crazy

Void in My Life

CreditsEdit

ProducersEdit

Instrumentals/vocalsEdit

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 68
Irish Albums Chart 34
New Zealand Albums Chart 11
UK Albums Chart 22
US Billboard 200 10
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 2
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) 2

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "The Sound of Revenge - Chamillionaire". AllMusic. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "Chamillionaire - The Sound of Revenge". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. December 23, 2005. Archived from the original on August 16, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Durig, Jim (November 21, 2005). "Chamillionaire - The Sound of Revenge". IGN. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (November 22, 2005). "Feature for November 22, 2005 - Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge"". RapReviews. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  5. ^ Relic, Peter (November 21, 2005). "Chamillionaire: The Sound of Revenge". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on November 20, 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  6. ^ Jones, Steve (November 28, 2005). "Chamillionaire's 'Revenge' is a dish best served bold". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  7. ^ MusicRemedy.com /. "Chamillionaire release Venom album". Musicremedy.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  8. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/chamillionaire/chart-history/
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Chamillionaire – The Sound of Revenge". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Sound of Revenge in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Chamillionaire – The Sound of Revenge". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.