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Farewell to Pimp C …..

December 14, 2007


Yesturday,Chad “Pimp C” Butler was laid to rest. We all know that a little over week ago ,Pimp C was found in a hotel room on Hollywood Sunset Strip.

Pimp C is best know for being in the group UGK. UGK is from Port Arthur, Texas formed in 1987 by long-time friends the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler and Bernard “Bun B” Freeman. They released their first album, Too Hard to Swallow in 1992, followed by several other albums charting on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The group has also been featured on hit singles by other artists, such as on “Big Pimpin'” by Jay-Z, “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” by Three 6 Mafia, and “Front Back” by T.I..

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Pimp C Found Dead in L.A Hotel room

December 4, 2007

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What a sad day it is, death comes in three’s-Donda West,Pimp C , Sean Taylor, from the Washington Redskins and now one of UGK front men , Pimp C, real name Chad Butler — was found dead in a hotel room this morning. He was 33.

L.A. County Fire responded to a 911 call at the Mondrian Hotel, located on trendy Sunset Strip in Hollywood. They arrived to his sixth floor hotel room to find him dead in bed.Sources are saying that it could have possibly been an (O.D.-Overdose)

Recently when asked at the Dirty Awards in Atlanta,Ga. about where Pimp C was , Bun B kindly went to the next question.– Also a few months back, Pimp C was in a conversational war with Atlanta because of some of his remarks about the Atlanta music scene. This interview was with HOT 107.9 Dirty Boyz in Atlanta,Ga
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Listen to that interview here….

I dont care what anyone says, this is a sad day and our condolences go out to the family of CHAD. Everyone that has contact with BUN B, we know he is hurting right now! All ATL needs to stand up and pay their respect for another fallin soilder in the game. No matter the money, the jewels or how many other superficial things cant measure up to losing a life.

Listen to some of the other interviews with my man Pimp C

R.I.P Pimp C

And Pimp C’s label, Jive, has released this statement:

It is with great sadness that Jive Records announces the passing of Chad “Pimp C” Butler, a member of the celebrated rap duo UGK (Underground Kingz). Jive Records’ President and CEO Barry Weiss states: “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. He will be missed and our prayers remain with his family and Bun B. I’ve known Chad since he was 18, and we loved him dearly and he was a cherished member of the Jive family.”
Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Butler’s father was a trumpet player who played professionally with Solomon Burke. Outside of his father, the 33-year old rapper’s influences varied, ranging from Bobby Bland, Jimmy McGriff, the 1960’s Motown artists to Run DMC. Butler met his inseparable partner Bernard “Bun B” Freeman in high school where they formed UGK. In 1992, the duo signed to Jive Records and went on release a total of eight albums for the label. They earned their highest achievement earlier this year when their most recent album, UGK (Underground Kingz), debuted in the number one position on the album pop chart. According to the New York Times, UGK “helped inspire a generation of Southern hip-hop stars, from OutKast to Lil Wayne.”
Bun B is not available for comment at this time.

Thanks to my girl Ms Info… Thanks babe !

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UGK is best known for appearing on the Jay-Z track “Big Pimpin'” in 2000, and more recently with Outkast on the song “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You).” Pimp C had just performed with fellow rapper Too Short at the “House of Blues” in L.A. on Saturday night.
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