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Rapper Pimp C passes away

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One half of legendary Texas rap duo UGK – RIP Pimp C

From AllHipHop:

UGK group member Chad “Pimp C.” Butler was found dead in a hotel room this morning, according to reports.

Firefighters responded to a 911 call placed from the Mondrian Hotel on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California.

The rapper was found dead in his bed in a sixth floor hotel room.

Details are still emerging.

Pimp C. was born in the Buena Vista section of Port Author, Texas.

His first rap group was formed in the late 1980’s called Mission Impossible with Mitchell Queen, Jalon Jackson and Bernard “Bun B.” Freeman.

Queen and Jackson left and Pimp C and Bun B. formed the legendary duo Underground Kingz.

UGK released their debut album The Southern Way in 1999, which led to a five album deal with Jive Records.

Pimp C. made several notable cameo appearances as well, including Three 6 Mafia’s “Sippin on Some Sizzurp” and one of Jay-Z’s breakthrough singles, “Big Pimpin’.”

In August, the group released their first album in five years and the album shot to the top of the Billboard Top 200 powered by the hit single “International Players Anthem” featuring Outkast.

In October, the single took home Best Collaboration honors at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Here is the official statement from Jive Records:

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.”

Bun B is not available for comment at this time

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First article source: AllHipHop.com

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57 Comments »

  • Remy Rem says:

    i can’t judge nothing about where Pimp C, Biggie or Pac went cuz i don’t know. i just know that one of the south’s legends is gone & i’ma remember him always.

    & for the record…
    you say there not in heaven but who knows ? maybe they not. & you say people should go repent… well i know for a fact it is not that easy. you can’t just say “hey i’ma be like dis from now on”. from people i know it seems like God comes when your at one of the lowest points in your life & through faith & trust in him you can get back up.

    i don’t read the bible. sorry. so if i’m wrong then correct me.
    but i believe everybody has a special relationship wid God, so who are we 2 say where in the world Pimp C went after his death ???

    believe what you want but the fact remains the same. Pimp C is gone & things will never be the same. (i didnt mean 2 rhyme)

    R.I.P.

  • sugar says:

    The name of Jesus is out there and once you hear his name you can’t deny the truth.

    I do hope that pimp c had a chance to ask god to come into his heart before he died. But that is just life…..one day we are here the other day we may be gone. The time is now to seek God, get to know him in your youth.

  • Dj Redhand says:

    THE PIMP IS FINALLY FREE…RIP CHAD BUTLER

  • young money says:

    Yall dudes is going wayyy over your head on this so called “blog” thing. Gettin all philosphical and shyt. Ayo.. rip pimp c. He’s a hustla.. a banga.. a legend. stay up mah dude. Everyone on here has their on view on shyt. Just let it be. That chick “Christina” has got too much time on her hands. Bytch need to give some head or sumetin. One Hundred nikz

  • 90's baby says:

    who is pimp c? never heard of him

  • endosez says:

    haterz.. SPEAK 4 YASELVEZ!!
    luverz.. stay up n stay real!!

  • eboni says:

    R.I.P!

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