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 Rick Ross
, Slim Thug
, Sleepy Brown
, Three Six Mafia
, Willy D and others. On the Marley Marl's produced "H-Town" Bun B and Pimp C team up with New York's veterans Kool G Rap
and Big Daddy Kane
The first single will be the Jazzy Pha's produced "Stop & Go." The b-side will feature the songs "2 Kind Of B*%$#@s" and "Chrome Plated Woman."
UGK put the South on the map in 1988 with their first album release "The Southern Way
." Since then, the group has maintained a presence in the rap world with albums, mixtapes, indi releases and cameos on numerous prominent artists' tracks. In 2000, they made a high-profile appearance on Jay-Z
"Big Pimpin." In 2005, Bun B released his first solo album "Trill
." The CD debuted at # 6 on the Hot 200 Billboard Charts, peeked at # 1 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop album Chart and has been certified gold. Pimp C released his solo album "Pimpalation
" in Summer 2006.