I am upset, I feel like we are losing all of our rappers, by we I mean, Texans. Yes, I’m a southern girl and grew up to UGK, Eightball & MJG, Fat Pat, DJ Screw & SUC, Ghetto Boys, Scarface, and so on and so on. So this news really hits hard because the soundtrack to my life includes Pimp C and Bun B. I can tell you where I was every time an UGK album came out. If you are a Texan, and especially from Houston or Port Author, you know how important UGK is to southern rap culture.
According to TMZ:
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.
Capt. Ed Winter of the L.A. County Coroner’s office tells TMZ that it appears as though rapper Pimp C died of natural causes in a Hollywood hotel room today.
We’re told no drug paraphernalia or other drugs were found in the room. The rapper, we’ve learned, was found fully clothed on top of the bed. He did not seem to have fallen or injured himself and he was positioned on his side.
Winter said it did not appear that there was anyone else in the room at the time of his death.
One of my favorite UGK songs from my favorite UGK album, Ridin’ Dirty. Warning: Explicit Lyrics
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