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St. Louis Rapper to Take on Gamers in Latest Xbox Live ‘Game with Fame’ Session

Lyrically known for "chillin' at the Holiday Inn", Chingy will swap his room key for a controller to face fans on Xbox Live® as part of the latest Xbox Live Game with Fame session.

Xbox Live Gold members interested in a chance to challenge the hip hop artist in Project Gotham Racing® 3 for Xbox 360™ should keep their eyes open for the gamertag ‘ChingyGWF’ from 4:00 p.m. EST to 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 14, 2006.

“Getting loose on Xbox Live allows me to show my appreciation for where I come from, and who supports me. It lets me show the world how I not only dominate the rap game but the virtual court too," jokes the rapper.

The 2003 summer single "Right Thurr" put Chingy on the map as a good-time rapper who specialized in catchy, club-friendly beats. This hit alone topped No. 1 on the U.S Rap Billboard Charts and No. 2 on both the Hot 100 and U.S R& B Billboard Charts.

Chingy grew up in the Walnut Park section of St. Louis and began rapping in his late teens. Chingy toured as an opening act with Nelly in the summer of 2002 and then became a protege of Ludacris, who signed Chingy to his newly-formed Disturbing the Peace record label. Chingy's 2003 debut album, Jackpot, sold two million copies, thanks to the boost from "Right Thurr," a danceable homage to distaff pulchritude. He struck certified platinum again in ‘04’ with PowerBallin’, which proved to the world that Chingy was no one-hit wonder. Ching-a-Ling is back with his third and most exciting album, Hoodstar.

The Xbox Live Game with Fame program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat and play against some of today's hottest stars. Past Game with Fame celebrity players include Chamillionaire, Ludacris, Rihanna, Ryan Cabrera and TJ Lavin. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the Game with Fame Web site at http://www.xbox.com/gamewithfame.

Project Gotham Racing® 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Gamers drive with style and daring to earn Kudos in front of large crowds, and win badges to reward their skills in all areas of the game. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — online or offline.

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