Charles Hamilton Leaves Mental Hospital

UPDATE: VIBE.com learns that Charles Hamilton is checked out from the institution.

Harlem rapper Charles Hamilton has had a difficult period since 2008. The onetime Interscope Records hopeful was on the heels of releasing a debut album, working with the likes of DJ Skee and others, and gaining profile for his unique voice, affinity for Sonic The Hedgehog and Sega and trademark pink headphones.

In the months since, Hamilton was involved in an altercation with a woman, captured by viral video. The rapper claimed that he was going to credit the deceased J Dilla as his debut album's executive producer - prompting threats and verbal sparring from members of the Detroit Hip Hop community. With additional conflicts with other rappers including Rhymefest, the young emcee soon went on hiatus, after releasing numerous mixtapes at a rapid pace. When he appeared to speak to VIBE earlier this year, Hamilton claimed he was supposed to be in the quartet Slaughterhouse, among other things.

Today, reports started that the DXnext artist has checked into a city mental hospital.

In a statement published by Bossip.com, Hamilton spoke about checking himself into New York Presbyterian Mental Hospital. Although the lengthy statement touches on a number of things, Charles reportedly said this about his stay. "In this hospital I can really be my natural self. Just like I am in the Industry but everyone is so content with putting up this fake imagery that feel like being yourself ruins your image. Everything I've done in this industry, whether it was based on outside speculation, peer pressure, or the outside feeling I was being extorted or the outside feeling I was buggin out, I remained true to me."

To read the full statement, visit Bossip.com. (July 27)

UPDATE: VIBE.com confirms that Charles Hamilton has checked out of the New York hospital, and is reportedly back home. Read the story here.

73 Comments

  • jay dilla

    im a smelly stinkin ape!

  • jay dilla

    fucks wit it niggas!!!

  • tim

    man screw this dude, he used dilla's name without any permission, and thought it was all good? fuck this guy he deserves every god damn thign that happened to him. RIP JAY DEE

  • Juke

    Man Charles had so much potential, and probably still does but I don't think he'll ever become the artist that everyone once thought he would.

  • Chupps

    Why dude gotta get emotional and shit. Just be you all day every day, make good music, don't be fake and people will respect you. If they don't, the fuk cares man do you let em h8 and do them.

  • MIQVERSE

    It is pretty sad to see the downward spiral this cat has been on ! Hopefully he can get back to music and really keep his personal life personal aside from what he chooses to say via record!

  • MIQVERSE

    It is pretty sad to see the downward spiral this cat has been on ! Hopefully he can get back to music and really keep his personal life personal aside from what he chooses to say via record!

  • HOG

    stop poking fun at his hospitalisation. eat a dick you insensitives. www.myspace.com/crystallake416

  • Charmelle

    cut the man a break. people poking fun of his hospitalization. eat a dick you insensitives WWW.MYSPACE.COM/CRYSTALLAKE416

  • Rachael Misek

    IS this your first trip? I have way more on you kiddo.

  • Anonymous

    i just want to say fuck everybody who thinks serving the lord or going to church means you soft or scared.i wonder what these fake ass motherfuckers going to do when the rapture comes cause its coming.who you fake ass material worshiping man idolizing pussys going to do when you figure out you were the pawn in a lie and the only truth you can turn to is turning its back and saying he never knew you.answer that shit not near one of you bitchs can.

    • iyyouyo

      nigga jesus aint comin back. matter fact he never was here. stop lettin those fuckin white ppl on tbn control ya thoughts and have u thinkin a magical white man go appear out the sky from israel and save niggas. stfu ma nigga

    • don king

      Take it easy guys, and try to remember that all this God and heaven stuff isn't real anyway!

    • KingLeonDMV

      @ Spirit, As are you with your judgmental attitude (and, of course, as am I with the same issue right now, so don't try to be all "yo, you're doing the same thing...")

    • Spirit

      Your a great example of someone bound for heaven

  • jesterdx

    Publicity St(c)unt

  • RP

    "This maw'f*cka charles hamilton is sicker then y'all". -Vinnie P.

  • beatfacebiz

    this nigga CH said that his fav color was pink because it was the color of a womb. what a HOMO lol talent aside, his persona is very weak.

  • Its Um

    Charles could flow no doubt but i don't know about his song structure, it didn't have remema-bul (sorry ms word wasn't helpful in helping me spelling that word correctly) chrous. Then he started sounding annoying to me so I kinda stop listening.

  • Black Adder

    This is a talented dude....guys like him and Lupe Fiasco get eaten up by the critics and indusrty insiders unless they go pop like BOB.....When your super creative and different, they clown you, especially in the hip hop community..Back in the day you could have De La , Kid & Play , and the Geto Boys....Now there is no diversity and if you are diffrent from the mainstream they give out lables like "backpacker" or "underground"...If you make dope music thats should be all.....Fuck a genre if your a real musician/artist you listen to and make all different types of music...

    • gOODMAN

      WELL LET'S NOT FORGET THAT THE MAINSTREAM GETS LABELS AS WELL LIKE "FAKE ASS GANGSTA RAPPERS","SELL OUTS OR SIMPLY JUST SELLING YOUR SOUL","ILLUMINATI","POP MUSIC","WHACK MUSIC","MANUFACTURED MUSIC","MICROWAVE MUSIC"...

    • gOODMAN

      WELL LET'S NOT FORGET THAT THE MAINSTREAM GETS LABELS AS WELL LIKE "FAKE ASS GANGSTA RAPPERS","SELL OUTS OR SIMPLY JUST SELLING YOUR SOUL","ILLUMINATI","POP MUSIC","WHACK MUSIC","MANUFACTURED MUSIC","MICROWAVE MUSIC"...

  • that sucked

    wellp, i guess robotnik finally killed sonic. sucks.

  • THE DOPEREST

    So that was the name of the chick who slapped the shit out him, her name was music. That Music is a mofo, lol.

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  • EARN STRIPES BITCH

    CH THE REALEST NIGGA IN THE GAME. ANYBODY HATIN IS A IGNORANT ASS BITCH.

  • bswift77

    Man Big ups to Charles Hamilton. Hold ya head kid!!!! Yo what's wrong with CH making Dilla executive producer of his album? That's putting money in Dilla family pocket. Look at all the rappers and other people who use Dilla's name and legacy as a gimmick. CH was trying to take it to the next level and put money in his families pocket. Nas put his daughter "Destiny Jones" as executive producer of Stillmatic, that will forever put money in her pocket long after he's gone. He was looking out for his daughter so why can't CH look out for Dilla's fam? This is just a bunch of Detroit people mad because they feel like they have owneship over Dilla. The fact is Dilla never got mainstream shine and sadly most people never got familiar with his catalog until he passed. having said that, Dilla's music has had an influence on other artist around the world, so why can't CH be influenced? And influenced to the extent he want's to show respect and put money where his mouth is by putting some money in the fam's pocket. Fuck the haters.Take time get ya head right and keep making music son!!!!! Nuff said

    • PotatoWithJive

      The issue was that he had NO relation to Dilla. Never worked together, never PLANNED to work together. Never had any studio time with dude. So in reality, he WAS trying to use his name as a gimmick and that's why Ma Dukes Yancey had issue with it. So you can understand the idea that after he passed, Dilla family want to protect his name his legacy. All these dudes were trying to cash in on unused beats, incomplete songs...and then who is this dude Charles Hamilton? Its like me putting out an album and say its executive produced by Dr. Dre....just because i wanted to. Suspect. And side note, id argue Dilla DID get mainstream shine. Perhaps not the type of shien you get being in all the videos but he was recognized and respected from slum village to tribe to busta rhymes to badu to dangelo to etc etc etc...

  • Shawn B

    If you are gonna bitch and whine about the industry then go independant. Nobody wants to hear a grown man whine about the shit that should be given to him. I've seen enough interviews by him to know that he's the type to blame someone else when shits not goin good for hm. Read up on the guy he's done so many dumb things the past couple years. From whining about Soulja boy being on the same label and hurting his music because of that to stealing beats from people. Come off the he's talented bullshit he's not that talented. There are just so many other talented people out there that dont put themselves in his position to begin with. If you want something done right then do it yourself. If you are talented enough you will prosper.

  • skrillerz

    "you tryin to out run a cheetah in a rat race but even cheetahs need a CH this cats great "

  • i'm at work and bored

    it's a god damn shame. So much talent just wasted away. That first mixtape he put out with Green Lantern was sick. Good luck to him

    • Omg12sdf

      See, comments like this make me want to lye on my back, put a shoe on my hand and try to ram it in between my big ol' black ass cheeks and yell like a mutha' fucka'

  • purplehayes

    fuck everyone...this dude obviously has some issues but he's an amazing artist and anyone that knows real music can't deny that....some of the shit he does is wierd tho and some of his lyrics are a little out there so i can def see him having some mental issues...but haters please leave the kid alone hes only 22 hes got plenty of rapping left in him and plenty of growing up to do...i wish him the best and hope he comes out of this ok....good luck CH

  • tell him i said that

    FUCK THAT NIGGA

    • DITTO FOR ME

      @skittles - you're cute to me fagboy. real dude stay being ontop of losers like you.you girls are just hella salty cuz your pussy ass bf let life get the best of him. cry me a river fag. 100

    • DITTO FOR ME

      @JASON stfu you homo. tight jeans are for girls and trannys like you. eat a dick nicca!

    • jasonb12

      lol tight jeans.. alright mr bad ass

    • skrillerz

      yeah this is the bitch that punched charlie in the face right hur above me

    • Ditto for me

      Haha seriously, fuck this wannabe. Kid was a emo faggot. Rhymefest destroyed him... Practically took this bitch ass and raped him lyrically. Tell his sissy ass tight Jean wearing hipster softy fans I said that. Eat shit and die son. You were weak. That's coming from a regular hip hop head. Most of your fans were 18 and younger.... Getthefuckouttahere!!!!

  • problemz327

    Insane how one chick snuffing him completely derailed his career...getting some mental help is a good first step though..was never a big fan but i respected him for at least trying to be original...

  • jackson20

    J Dilla= charles hamiltons father.......it's a long story u guys

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  • hater's hater

    fuck charles hamilton. fuck him and his bullshit.

    • Hater's Here (1)

      Nigga I listen to rappers like Bow wow, Jermaine Dupri. REAL rappers nigga.

    • Fuck Hater's Hater

      Shut the fuck up CH is dope better than half the rappers out today.Who you listen to probably wacka flocka, gucci mane, or some ohter wack niggas.

  • dondadon

    honestly, i be diggin Sonic The Hamilton, his music is different and the samples he chooses use use with his production are crazy.CH a monster with the music, i think he will come out on some recovery type shit lol.

    • Shawn B

      He did also get caught stealing the beat from the song shinin from a producer. This is just karma catching up, sure he could be good. But so am i and thousands of others that never get a chance, haha. Someone else will take his place.

    • MightyMike27

      haha hopefully man.. This dude could make sum classics.

  • Tricky70390

    That's the industry man. They won't let you be yourself anymore. Just look at Prolyfic getting mad at Lupe and now this. Keep your head up CH.

    • seemee1

      Seriously, if you were sitting down criss cross apple sauce, I'd lift up your shirt and rub my dirty ass crack up and down your back. You probably wouldn't do a thing about it would you tricky?

    • seemee1

      Seriously, if you were sitting down criss cross apple sauce, I'd lift up your shirt and rub my dirty ass crack up and down your back. You probably wouldn't do a thing about it would you tricky?

  • inspirmentalist

    i'm gonna pray for this young kat right here. he's definitely one of my favorite artist and producers. if i've known him personally i would go visit him.

  • god bless ya

    keep ya head up boy.

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  • Bob36

    Dude is just weird honeslty.

  • Fabalon, Forch

    i get him and Lupe mixed up, are they cousins or something???

  • MightyMike27

    This shyt can't be true. C'mon C.H. where's the new music at? I'm feening soN! PeaCe..

    • Bo Medly

      Dude dropped 6 mixtapes on July 3rd. There on his segahamilton blog and they all just got put up on datpiff. He also got 2 songs that came out a few days ago called kat stacks and a song about the industry called neverland rach. If you listen to his cds fully through you cant deny dudes nice

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