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Would You Be Down for a UGK – 8Ball & MJB VERZUZ Battle?

A busy weekend in the world of VERZUZ took us to Jamaica for a battle of the dancehall between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer then to Atlanta for a battle of 112 and Jagged Edge. The next edition is shaping up to be Memphis vs. Houston. Bun B hit Instagram and tagged 8Ball & MJG […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Bun B Talks New Album ‘Return Of The Trill’

Texas legend Bun B has released this week his fifth solo studio album in Return of The Trill which features the likes of Pimp C, Big K.R.I.T., Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne, Run The Jewlez, 2 Chainz and London legend Giggs. As one half of the influential and chart-topping Southern hip-hop group UGK with the late […]

A Quick Look at Why Lil Wayne’s ‘Top 5 Rappers of All Time’ List Is Accurate AF

In his prime, Lil Wayne arguably held the crown as “Best Rapper Alive”. His work ethic for releasing countless mixtapes throughout the years made the self-declaration a strong-yet-valid statement. From revolutionizing the way the world actually perceives mixtapes, to ushering Drake and Nicki Minaj into the spotlight as soon-to-be legends in their own right, the overall consistency […]

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 Wife Says All UGK Archives Were Lost In Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has yielded billions of dollars worth of damage and now it’s being revealed that it also took a very important piece of Houston Hip Hip with it. According to Pimp C’s wife Chinara Butler, all of the archives from the UGK catalog have been destroyed by the hurricane. Check out Mrs. Butler’s analyzation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spuf Don Releases Debut Album Featuring Travi$ Scott & Producer N.O. Joe

Growing up in Missouri City, Texas (a suburb of Houston) a lot of kids have dreams of becoming a rap star. For artist/producer Spuf Don it became only a matter of time when longtime friend and college roommate at the University of Texas San Antonio, Travi$ Scott started receiving major exposure. Spuf, which stands for […]

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 […]

Houston’s GT Garza Releases “U Remember” A Tribute to the Late Big Moe

Hip Hop thrives in Houston, and in Texas as a whole. Independent artists like Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, UGK and Scarface have put the city on a worldwide radar, but many indie artists also thrive financially and in some cases without ever leaving the borders of the Lone Star State. One of […]