We Remember Pimp C of UGK, 6 Years Since His Death [VIDEO]
It’s been 6 years since the death of the flamboyant southern hip-hop pioneer known to the world as Pimp C. On December 4, 2007, Chad ‘Pimp C’ Butler was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room. Today we remember our Port Arthur, Texas neighbor.
Much in hip-hop has changed since the death of Pimp C, some of which I’m sure he would have been very vocal about. One thing is for sure, he left a lasting impression on not only southern hip-hop but the entire genre of hip-hop period. What you are afraid to say, Pimp C wasn’t by afraid to say it by far.
I shared my close encounter with the Underground King via my Facebok profile.
On the night of Monday, December 3, 2007, I was set to interview a southern hip-hop pioneer, one half of one of my all time favorite rap duo’s. I waited patiently for that phone call from him, but it never manifested. I hadn’t fathomed the news we’d all receive a day later. Even though I didn’t know him personally it did affect me to an extent. R.I.P. Chad Butler, better known as Pimp C of UGK!
Also R.I.P to his mother “Mama Wes, who was the person responsible for setting up the interview for us, via Erik Tee.
I missed an opportunity to meet Pimp C face to face at the 3rd Coast Crunk Fest awards show in Lake Charles, La back in 2006. Because he was being swarmed by so many people, I opted to sit back and observe all that took place back stage, from a distance. I’m never one to sweat anyone, no matter how big their celebrity is. It was an honor being in the same room with someone who meant so much to an entire region as he did to the south in regards to hip-hop. But, I digress…
We all know how out spoken Pimp was, and in the spirit of honesty and keeping it real, let’s check out one of his most infamous radio interviews. Dude knew how to ruffle some feathers! Sometimes the truth hurts.
Pimp C presumably died from respiratory depression due to an overdose of promethazine and codeine coupled with a preexisting sleep apnea condition.
Reminisce on the classic video’s below while you’re here.