Posted by: phil from Dope-A-Lot | December 5, 2007

R.I.P Pimp C

This is still a breaking story, so we don’t have all the facts yet, but Pimp C, one half of Southern Rap legends UGK, has been found dead in the bed of his hotel room in L.A. Releasing their first album in 1992, Pimp C along with partner Bun B, garnered critical acclaim for popularizing Southern Rap music and have collaborated with such notable artists as Outkast, Jay-Z and Academy Award winners, Three 6 Mafia.

The following is an excerpt from the official statement of Jive records on the death of Pimp C.

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.

UGK

Pimp C and Bun B of UGK.

Update: According to this AP report, pending a postmortem, Pimp C’s death is not being treated as a homicide at this time.

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