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Today In Hip Hop History: UGK’s Pimp C Passed Away 16 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, […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: J Dilla Released ‘The Shining’ 14 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, The Source celebrates the 10th anniversary of the late great J Dilla’s first posthumous album The Shining. This relic of the culture is one of Hip Hop’s more cherished albums. In it’s “unfinished” glory, The Shining serves as the first LP that Jay Dee spits on since his debut Welcome […]