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Pimp C's Widow Establishes Scholarship Fund

September 4th, 2011 1:44pm EDT
UGK
The widow of rapper Pimp C is auctioning off one of the UGK star's gold record plaques to raise funds for a new scholarship established in his memory.

Pimp C, real name Chad Butler, died in 2007 after suffering an accidental drug overdose complicated by a pre-existing sleep disorder.

Chinara Butler has now announced plans to keep her husband's memory alive in the field of education.

And she is hoping to raise the cash for the fund by selling Pimp C's award for sales of "Ridin' Dirty" later this year to mark the 15th anniversary of the classic UGK album.

She tells AllHipHop.com, "Chad pu...
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SMC Pledges Allegiance To Killer Mike

July 4th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Killer Mike
Killer Mike and his Atlanta based label, Grind Time Official, have joined forces with Bay Area based record label, SMC Recordings. The first release from this dynamic partnership will be the continuation of Killer Mike's critically acclaimed Pledge series and will be titled, I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II, in stores July 8th.

Killer Mike got his formal introduction when he first appeared on the Outkast single "The Whole World" for which he won a Grammy. Mike then signed to Outkast's Aquemini label, which was distributed by Columbia Records, and in 2003 released his debut album, M...
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Rapper Pimp C Found Dead In Hollywood Hotel Room

December 4th, 2007 3:36pm EST
Pimp C
Pimp C, real name Chad Butler -- and one half of the rap duo UGK, was found dead in a hotel room this morning. He was 33.

L.A. County Fire responded to a 911 call at the Mondrian Hotel, located on trendy Sunset Strip in Hollywood. They arrived to his sixth floor hotel room to find him dead in bed.

UGK is best known for appearing on the Jay-Z track "Big Pimpin'" in 2000, and more recently with Outkast on the song "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)." Pimp C had just performed with fellow rapper Too Short at the "House of Blues" in L.A. on Saturday night.
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Smash Single 'Cyclone' Makes Baby Bash Top Latin Artist On MySpace, Album Due October 30

October 10th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Baby Bash
To quote the first track of his upcoming album, Baby Bash is "Numero Uno." Baby Bash is proving to be the surprise digital success story of the season with over 5.1 million profile views, Bash is now the #1 Latin artist on MySpace (and top 50 overall), despite the fact that his third album, Cyclone, is still four weeks from being released.

The album's title track, featuring T-Pain and produced by Lil Jon, has also amassed a combined 750,000 digital single and ring tone sales and is currently the #8 song on iTunes's hip-hop chart (#18 overall).

The "Cyclone" video, directed R. Mal...
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UGK Releases Star Studded 26-Song Double CD August 7

August 6th, 2007 3:37pm EDT
UGK
New York, NY – Jive recording artists UGK, universally regarded as the true voices of the south by hip-hop royalty Jay-Z, OutKast, and hip-hop luminaries, release their highly anticipated seventh album UGK (Underground Kingz) on August 7. UGK (Underground Kingz) will also be available as a limited-edition 26-song, two-CD set, with bonus DVD.

After a nearly two decade long career, UGK brings to you a double CD collection that enlists a veritable "who's who" from the hip-hop and R&B universe; T.I., Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Charlie Wilson, Raheem DeVaughn, Three 6 Mafia, Willy D, OutKast, ...
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David Banner Readies 'Greatest Story Ever Told' For October 9 Release

August 1st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
David Banner
Mississippi hip hop icon David Banner is putting the finishing touches on his much anticipated new SRC/Universal Motown album, Greatest Story Ever Told, preparing it for a fall release. The first single from the charismatic star's fifth studio album, "Speaker," features a select trinity of superstar talent – Akon, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Other stars joining the compelling producer/artist Banner on this album (either as guest artists or behind the boards) include Chris Brown, Jim Jones, UGK, Cool & Dre and Nitti, to name a few.

The prolific rap star is also slated to join hip-hop's e...
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Talib Kweli Releases Sixth Album, 'Eardrum,' On Warner Bros. Records/Blacksmith Music; Aug. 21

July 18th, 2007 4:56pm EDT
Talib Kweli
New York, NY (July 2007) – Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn wordsmith, returns with his eagerly awaited sixth album Eardrum, in stores on August 21 on Kweli's own label, Blacksmith Music and Warner Bros. Records. With this career defining new album, Kweli mixes hard hitting beats with inventive rhymes that serve to not only entertain, but also to educate.

Hailed by USA Today as "Hip-Hops most inventive lyricist" the MC's penchant for being a lyrical mastermind is reflected in his album title, aptly called Eardrum. Talib explains, "The image of the ear and of the drum are powerful enough by t...
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Steve Austin Unleashes His '800 lb. Gorilla' On The Music Charts This Spring

June 4th, 2007 3:12pm EDT
Steve Austin
YMC Records and Dallas-based rapper, Steve Austin, brings the banging beats of the dirty south to the mainstream this Spring with the release of his album, 800 lb. Gorilla. Austin, known for his smooth delivery, flawless production and relentless energy is taking a hold of the rap game with his unique southern perspective and flow. The 800 lb. Gorilla is a mood-inspired, upbeat album that features the new hit single 'Bussa Move,' featuring Tum Tum.

"My music is a mirror image of my soul and the life experiences I have gone through," said Austin. "I have many different moods and influe...
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Have A Listen To Five New UGK Songs From Their Street Sampler Disc

February 5th, 2007 12:18pm EST
Underground Kingz
It's The Return Of The Underground Kingz! Their new double album with 25 new songs from Bun B And Pimp C hits stores April 3. Check out these five new songs from UGK's Street Sampler Disc-- some tracks you've heard, but there might be some you haven't!

1. "Players Anthem" (feat. Three 6 Mafia)

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2. "The Game Belongs To Me"

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3. "Like That"

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4. "Stop-N-Go" (feat. Jazze Pha)

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5. "Quit Hatin'...
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UGK's Long Waited New Album Pushed Back; Double-Disc Will Be Released On Feb. 27

December 4th, 2006 12:16pm EST
UGK
Jive recording artist UGK’s seventh album has been pushed back to February 27, 2007. The double set “U.G.K. Underground Kingz” was originally scheduled to drop on December 19, 2006.

The album features 26 new tracks by the Houston duo and lists production by UGK’s own Pimp C, as well as Atlanta hit makers Jazzy Pha and Lil Jon. New York super producer Swizz Beatz adds some East Coast flavor to the double package. Scarface produced 3 tracks. Pimp C’s production is filled with the live instruments that always distinguished the group original sound. The album features a fleet of guests th...
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UGK Drops Long Awaited New Album On December 19; Double Album Features 20 Brand New Tracks

November 15th, 2006 4:52pm EST
UGK
Jive recording artist UGK returns after a long hiatus with their long awaited seventh album "U.G.K. Underground Kingz." Group members Bun B and Pimp C return with a double album that features twenty new tracks.

The album lists production by UGK's own Pimp C, as well as Atlanta hit makers Jazzy Pha and Lil Jon. New York super producer Swizz Beats adds some East Coast flavor to the double package. Scarface produced 3 tracks. Pimp C's production is filled with the live instruments that always distinguishes the groups original sound. The album features a fleet of guests that includes Ri...
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Young Capone's Debut "Big Face & Bright Lights" Coming In Early 2007

November 5th, 2006 10:00am EST
Young Capone
The word "gangster" has many different connotations depending on who you ask. Some envision bandanas while others think of faceless criminals. Nevertheless, there are a couple of good things that are constantly attached to that dubious noun; determination, smarts, respect and the control of your own destiny. 20-year old rapper/producer Young Capone epitomizes those aspects.

While he borrows his moniker from a notorious Chicago gangster named Albert; this younger reincarnation was born Rodriquez Smith in South Atlanta's rough-edged Thomasville Heights community.

A product of a work...
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Cadillac Don and J Money's "Look At Me" In Stores November 7

November 2nd, 2006 9:59am EST
Cadillac Don and J Money
The history of Southern hip hop is replete with duos that have made an indelible mark on rap music and popular culture. Over the years, legendary artists such as UGK, Outkast, 8Ball & MJG have moved crowds as well as millions of units while, at the same time, helping to set the foundation for the current explosion of Southern hip hop.

"We have listened to music all our lives and groups like 8Ball & MJG and UGK have been nothing but and inspiration to us! We feel like we want to continue the history and continue to take hip hop to another level along with these other great artist that h...
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UGK Drops Long Awaited New Album On December 19; Double Album Features 20 New Tracks

October 29th, 2006 9:30am EST
UGK
Jive recording artist UGK returns after a long hiatus with their long awaited seventh album "U.G.K. Underground Kingz." Group members Bun B and Pimp C return with a double album that features twenty new tracks.

The album lists production by UGK's own Pimp C, as well as Atlanta hit makers Jazze Pha and Lil Jon. New York super producer Swizz Beatz adds some East Coast flavor to the double package. Scarface produced 3 tracks. Pimp C's production is filled with the live instruments that always distinguishes the groups original sound. The album features a fleet of guests that includes Ri...
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E-40 Joins Forces With Lil' Jon For New Album

January 20th, 2006 12:53pm EST
Lil Jon
The platinum-selling "Ambassador of the Bay," E-40, gears up for his 12th CD release, "My Ghetto Report Card," in March 2006 by teaming up with BME head Lil' Jon, who executive produced the CD.

Joining forces with Lil' Jon was a natural progression for E-40. "We met through Too Short in 1998. We immediately began working together from that point," says E-40.

"I produced 'Rep Your City' for his album 'Grit and Grind' and later put the song on one of my albums," states Lil' Jon.

"After my contract with Jive was up, we thought that we couldn't lose by working together as a team,...
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