Turn It Up - (with Lil' Flip)
Label: Universal / Chamillitary
In a year that saw Houston hip-hop blow up like never before, Chamillionaire quickly emerged as one of the region's key players. Previously affiliated with Paul Wall and Swisha House, the "mixtape messiah" impresses on his first major label LP. Thick synths bolster his strong lyricism, which touches on more than the usual topics of candy painted Caddies and diamond grills.