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Pimp C's Memorial

Submitted By: Ron ronson

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Birth Date:
Dec 01, 1977
Death Date:
Dec 04, 2007
City:
Los Angeles
State:
CA
Country:
United States


About Pimp C

Pimp C, one-half of the veteran Houston rap group UGK, was found dead in an upscale hotel on Tuesday. He was 33.

Pimp C, born Chad Butler, was found dead in the Mondrian hotel, a longtime music-industry hangout.

Butler and his partner, Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, were pioneers of Southern rap, and hit the mainstream with their cameo on Jay-Z's smash "Big Pimpin'." Though they never enjoyed the pop-chart success of some other rappers, their 1996 CD "Ridin' Dirty" is considered a rap classic, and their laid-back sound, complete with gangsta tales of creeping through humid streets gripping wood-grain steering wheels, was influential in shaping the Southern rap movement.

The duo's career was derailed when Butler was jailed for three years in 2002 on gun charges. He released an album while in prison, and this year the group made a comeback with the critically acclaimed album "Underground Kingz," which included the hit "Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)," featuring OutKast.

Barry Weiss, CEO of their record label, Jive, said in a statement: "We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad. He was truly a thoughtful and kind-hearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront."

Pimp C's Legacy

Butler and his partner, Bernard \"Bun B\" Freeman, were pioneers of Southern rap, and hit the mainstream with their cameo on Jay-Z\'s smash \"Big Pimpin\'.\" Though they never enjoyed the pop-chart success of some other rappers, their 1996 CD \"Ridin\' Dirty\" is considered a rap classic, and their laid-back sound, complete with gangsta tales of creeping through humid streets gripping wood-grain steering wheels, was influential in shaping the Southern rap movement.

The duo\'s career was derailed when Butler was jailed for three years in 2002 on gun charges. He released an album while in prison, and this year the group made a comeback with the critically acclaimed album \"Underground Kingz,\" which included the hit \"Int\'l Player\'s Anthem (I Choose You),\" featuring OutKast.

Barry Weiss, CEO of their record label, Jive, said in a statement: \"We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad. He was truly a thoughtful and kind-hearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront.\"

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Apr 15, 2008
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- christal Butler

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