Simon Vozick-Levinson
September 14, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Ultimate Victory

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Chamillionaire
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an B

”Ain’t speaking with a purpose?/I’ma call it crap music,” Chamillionaire sneers on ”The Morning News.” His sophomore CD, Ultimate Victory, picks up where last year’s anti-racial-profiling hit ”Ridin”’ left off, admonishing a culture more concerned with celebrity gossip than government hypocrisy and institutional prejudice. The rapper’s message hits home on most of the curse-free tracks — though at times misogyny (”Industry Groupie”) undermines his holier-than-thou stance. That’s when this gadfly morphs into a pervy, grumpy old man. B
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