Chingy Releases Video for New Song, "Paperman"
Chingy’s new song, “Paperman,” sets out to prove that the boyish rapper’s pockets still go “ching-a-ling.”
Although his last song, 2003’s smash hit “Right Thurr,” occurred eight years ago, with his disappearance from the rap game shortly thereafter ensuring his one-hit wonder status, Chingy has surely forgotten about his absence and isn’t short on braggadocio in the four-minute video.
“You can call me Paperman/I be getting paper, man,” he repeats over and over again throughout the video.
Chingy is cooped up in the back of a corner store, mobster-style, at the visual’s beginning when one of his “contacts” enters and hands him a backpack full of dirty money. He instructs his “assistant,” an attractive female, to count the money, and she happily obliges. The video then cuts to an ATM machine whose screen has been superimposed with Chingy’s image, this time in front of the corner store with his homies, who bob to a homemade “getting’ money” dance.
The next scene puts him on the front porch of an old house where he is getting advice to ignore his haters from an elderly gentleman. The music starts up again, and Chingy, now sitting on the steps of the porch, continues to wax confident about his natural moneymaking abilities.
“I got hella haters at/I ain't never give a damn/I am cool as air-conditioning/you are just a paper fan,” the beefed-up rapper spits.
The video doesn’t stop there. He makes sure to add the required nighttime car-riding scene before climaxing to the homie-hopping, woman dancing, money counting finale in front of a white screen.
It is clear by Chingy’s dress, dance moves, discussion and demeanor that he still may be lost in the early 2000s. The song is catchy, though. Chingy’s flow is fun to listen to, as is the bell sample sprinkled throughout the chorus, and although it won’t be the runaway hit “Right Thurr” was, Paperman is sure to be a club, car ride or Saturday afternoon barbecue banger.
“Paperman” is the first single to be released off Chingy’s upcoming album, “No Risk No Reward.”
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