Tuesday, December 04, 2007

PIMP C, 33

Belonged to the rap duo UGK, straight outta Houston. Found dead Tuesday in what The Associated Press calls an "upscale hotel" in West Hollywood.

Given name: Chad Butler.

From the AP story:
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 Houston Chronicle reports that detectives from the homicide division are investigating. But cops found no signs of foul play at the scene.


Anonymous said...

R.I.P. "C"... Hey Ron, if you haven't heard it before, you should check out "knockin doors down" off the Pimpalation cd... Probably my fav. Pimp C song... it's kinda more gangsta rap, but give it a shot.

addie said...

We ran his obit on A1 today. Too much?