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The Source Magazine Remembers Pimp C On His Birthday

Born Chad Lamont Butler on this day in 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas, Pimp C emerged into the Hip Hop scene with his partner Bun B to make the Underground Kingz (UGK) one of the greatest rap groups to come out of the Dirty South and undoubtedly the best rap duo from Texas. In his […]

Hip-Hop and Drugs: How Prominent Rappers Lose Their Lives For The High

Since its inception, hip-hop music has been littered with reference to the drug culture. From Dr. Dre’s ode to marijuana on The Chronic to southern rappers introducing purple drank into the vocabulary of most Americans, drugs have always been a part of the medium. Yet while many rappers have openly stated that their reference to […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: UGK’s Pimp C Passes Away 12 Years Ago

On this date in 2007, Chad Butler aka Pimp C of Houston’s legendary Underground Kingz along with Bun B, lost his life from an overdose of promethazine syrup, which is called “lean” on the streets, in West Hollywood, California. He was only 33 years old. Even though his physical presence is gone and sorely missed, […]

Pimp C’s Widow Says She Has Unreleased Verses Reserved for Megan Thee Stallion

Pimp C's Widow Says She has Unreleased Verses Reserved for Megan Thee Stallion

A Megan Thee Stallion and Pimp C collaboration may be seeing the light of day soon. Following the announcement H-Town Hottie’s Roc Nation management deal, the late rapper’s widow, Chinara Butler, congratulated Meg and said she had unreleased verses with her name on it. “#Fbf best news I have heard all week in my #boosiebadazz […]

Happy 45th Birthday to Dirty South Legend Pimp C!

Born Chad Lamont Butler on this day in 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas, Pimp C emerged into the Hip Hop scene with his partner Bun B to make the Underground Kingz (UGK) one of the greatest rap groups to come out of the Dirty South and undoubtedly the best rap duo from Texas. In his […]

Happy Birthday To Dirty South legend Pimp C (RIP)

Born Chad Lamont Butler on this day in 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas, Pimp C emerged into the Hip Hop scene with his partner Bun B to make the Underground Kingz(UGK) one of the greatest rap groups to come out of the Dirty South and undoubtedly the best rap duo from Texas. In his illustrious […]

How Tom Petty Influenced Hip-Hop Classics

Words by Nick Slay & NDSmith In the wake of iconic rocker Tom Petty‘s death, The Source wanted to take a look at how his music influenced Hip-Hop. Here’s a couple of great songs that sampled Petty’s 1989 hit, “Free Fallin’ “. A cult-classic, “Free Fallin’” was one of those tracks that makes you lose all […]

Hurricane Harvey Destroys All Remaining UGK Archives

Hurricane Harvey is reported to have produced a total of 19 trillion gallons of rain in Houston. Water rose as high as six feet tall. Such treacherous conditions left families stranded in their homes with little to no escape. Power lines went down leaving Houston residents with no phone battery to call out and resorting […]

Pimp C’s Widow Calls Out Young Thug For Line On “Big B’s”

Chance The Rapper and Young Thug, took to Soundcloud last weekend to release their brand new joint track “Big B’s.” The song was very well-received by many, except for Chinara Butler, widow of the late UGK member Chad Butler otherwise known as Pimp C. Butler took to Instagram to address Thugger’s line “Big pimping, iced out my crew […]

Happy Birthday To Dirty South Legend Pimp C (RIP)

Born Chad Lamont Butler on this day in 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas, Pimp C emerged into the Hip Hop scene with his partner Bun B to make the Underground Kingz(UGK) one of the greatest rap groups to come out of the Dirty South and undoubtedly the best rap duo from Texas. In his illustrious […]

Drake Releases The Extended Version To “Faithful” Featuring Pimp C & dvsn

This past weekend producer “Nineteen85” released several songs by dvsn on OVO Sound Radio. The episode included dvsn’s “Dear Summer Sixteen”, as well as his remix to Frank Ocean’s record titled “Godspeed”. The newest OVO signee continues his roll with the release of the extended version to Drake’s “Faithful” record with Pimp C. This is […]

Today in Hip Hop History: UGK Release ‘Super Tight…’ 22 Years Ago

On this day in Hip Hop history Houston’s own UGK released their second studio LP Super Tight… . As the duos first project to make an appearance on the Billboard 200 chart, this album marked their transition from underground superstars to legitimate Hip Hop legends in the making. With this album it is obvious that the group […]

Checkout The Soundtrack List For Nas’ New Movie ‘The Land’

After its debut at Sundance in February, The Land is finally set to hit theaters and On Demand on July 29. As exciting as this Nas produced film has us, the soundtrack may have us a little bit more excited than the movie itself. Last month we heard French Montana’s song “Figure It Out” featuring […]

A Drake and Pimp C Collaboration, “Faithful,” Surfaces

It’s officially April, which means Drake‘s long-awaited Views From The 6 album is dropping this month, and that’s no April Fool’s joke. The Toronto superstar announced back in January after dropping his “Summer Sixteen” single that April would be the month VFT6 finally releases, and he and his sonic architect, Noah “40” Shebib, have spent […]

Happy Birthday Pimp C!

Born Chad Lamont Butler on this day in 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas, Pimp C emerged into the Hip Hop scene with his partner Bun B to make the Underground Kingz(UGK) one of the greatest rap groups to come out of the Dirty South and undoubtedly the best rap duo from Texas. In his illustrious […]

Pimp C’s Widow Chinara Butler Talks “Long Live The Pimp”

Pimp C’s newest posthumous release, Long Live The Pimp, was released earlier this month and is the fourth studio album from the late artist. This is the first album of all-new, original Pimp C music and was spearheaded and executive produced by his widow, Chinara Butler. The album also features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Bun […]