Hakeem Seriki, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor.
Hip hop star, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Chamillionaire embodies the hope that anyone, no matter how humble their background, can succeed at the highest level. He went from growing up poor in Houston to becoming one of the biggest stars in popular music, then flipped the script entirely and started an incredible winning streak as an investor. Through it all, he remained loyal to his core values and his community. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Chamillionaire explains exactly how he succeeded in hip hop, speaks passionately about the importance of forming and nurturing relationships, and even talks about how to overcome the primary roadblocks that stop most people from achieving their dreams. This episode is brought to you by: Butcher Box: For a limited time, you can get 2 filet mignons and 1 pack of bacon for free plus $20 off your first box when you sign up at butcherbox.com/IMPACT or enter promo code IMPACT at checkout. Blinkist: Go to https://blinkist.com/impact Try it FREE for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscription. Skillshare: Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/impacttheory for 2 free months of Premium Membership.   SHOW NOTES:   Chamillionaire credits his perceptiveness for much of his success [3:08] People don’t like to get advice, even when they need to hear it, because they feel judged [4:20] The number one thing that stops people from being successful is fear [8:16] Chamillionaire shares the story of his neighbor being murdered [12:57] You have to be brutally honest with yourself to change your life [17:18] Chamillionaire explains how he succeeded at hip hop [19:45] Chamillionaire describes having one foot in the streets and one in venture capital [25:37] Chamillionaire talks about the importance of relationships as opposed to money [26:49] Chamillionaire explains how he becomes as efficient as possible [31:46] Chamillionaire describes his attraction to the letter “C” [34:09] You won’t succeed as an individual, you’ll need a team [37:00] Chamillionaire shares the impact he wants to have on the world [39:09]   QUOTES:   “When people see my name, Chamillionaire, they instantly think of money. My first song, before Ridin Dirty, was a song called In Love With My Money. Everybody used to think I was in love with my money. But I wasn’t really in love with my money. It was really fighting for something bigger.” [28:15]   “If you want to have success at scale, you’re never going to do it by yourself.” [36:59]   FOLLOW:   WEBSITE: chamillionaire.com INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2SCpR2f  FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2vt4mcA  TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2w33oUq 
Iliza finds out the the music she "listened to growing up" was created by a man only three years old than her. Rapper/tech guy Chamillionaire joins Iliza as they dive deep into the transformation of rap over time, the relation of fame in comedy to fame in rap, fan expectation and authenticity. Cham shares about his interests in the tech world, Iliza explains the story of how they met (she called him 50 Cent) and then attempts to explain why women are so confusing. Iliza takes issue with Cham living in Marina Del Ray and he defends it. They discuss ugly faces, evolution of artists and Cham goes on record as promising Iliza a role as a booty girl in his next video.
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Nov 28th, 1979
Houston, Texas, United States of America
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2 hours, 12 minutes