Fame spreads for Texas icon Chalie Boy

During the summer of 2000, Chalie Boy was discovered by DJ Bull and joined Dirty 3rd Records, as a member of super group, The Freestyle Kingz. Reigning from Hearne and Calvert, Texas, Chalie Boy appeared on more than 25 mixtapes, before featuring on his first original group album, Off Tha Chain in 2002. “I simply love music. I am the type of artist that combines the old with the new. As child, I grew up in the church and sang in the church choir. Still today, I go back to my old church and sing in the choir,” Chalie said.

With performances throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Florida, he has garnered fans all over the United States and throughout the world. His Versatyle Mixtape series allowed him to increase his fan base, while allowing aspiring artists to showcase their talents.

A brief stint with a duo produced four projects, including 2 classics, The Best of … A Gentleman & A Gangsta, before Chalie Boy became a solo artist in 2004. The release of his highly acclaimed debut solo project entitled Makin My Way, sold an impressive 20,000 copies, and made Chalie an underground force. In 2005, Chalie Boy’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 collection was released and further propelled him into underground stardom.

While his work sells consistently and internationally, Chalie continues working fervently on new material to feed his fans’ hunger. In early 2006, Chalie Boy teamed up with world renowned DJ, Rapid Ric, for his classic solo release entitled Versatyle Child, which has sold more than 30,000 copies to date. His 2006 follow-up to Chalie Boy’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1, aptly titled Chalie Boy’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2, showcased more than 35 of his most popular songs from his seven-year career.

“My motto in life is staying real. I’m from the country and we enjoy the simple things in life. But don’t get me wrong. I’m always open to new things. Music has it’s own mind. I just try to make everyone relate to everything in life and I use music to do so,” Chalie said.

With his rapping/singing delivery, Chalie created a unique, hybrid style of rhyme that sets him apart from most artists in the industry. Chalie has worked with the likes of Slim Thug, Trae, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall and Mike Jones.

Chalie remembers rap artists Pimp C of UGK, and Big Moe.

“There was no one like Pimp. Had it not have been for Pimp C as well as Bun, underground artists like myself would not have made it period. The loss of Big Moe was indeed a great one. He was a close friend of mine and I miss him dearly.

He helped pioneer the screwed movement and really changed the whole image of a typical song.

That’s what screw music is, just another demographic music. The two will be missed,” Chalie said.

His highly anticipated solo album, Makin My Way 2, will be released nationally later this year, featuring the hit single “I Look Good”. He is signed to Battery/Jive records.