Pimp C Biography On The Way – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
Late UGK legend Pimp C will soon have a biography about his life on book shelves and Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports is expanding it's reach into the world of boxing. Listen to Tha Wire now.
BET.com reports former OZONE Magazine editor in chief Julia Beverly is penning a biography book on the life and untimely death of UGK legend Pimp C. According to reports 250 people have been interviewed for the book including Pimp’s mother Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe, Bun B, David Banner, Ice-T and more.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 7-years since Chad Lamont Butler, best known as Pimp C passed. The rapper was found dead in his hotel room in L.A. in 2007, he was only 34. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, the cause of death was respiratory depression due to an accidental overdose of promethazine (pro meth a zene) and codeine, the prescription cough medicine branded syrup, combined with a pre-existing sleep apnea condition.
Beverly told bet what inspired her to write the book saying, "People often remember Pimp C for his flamboyant style and controversial interviews, but few understand just how complex and talented he was and how connected he was to the success of many other artists. Initially, I felt this was an important project because he hadn't received a proper tribute. The more I researched, I realized his story is one that needs to be told, and I'm in the perfect position to tell it.”
Apart from telling Pimp C's story the book will Beverly revealed the book will touch on "Houston's dynamic music culture" in addition to the "pitfalls of the entertainment industry," "economic and racial disparities in the Texas Criminal Justice system," "the "hazards of drugs use" and more.
Listen to Tha Wire below and find out when the book will hit shelves.
Finally, Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is expanding its reach into the world of sports. Yesterday, the rap icons sports agency obtained its boxing license. Following in the footsteps of 50 Cent and his SMS Promotions, Jay’s Roc Nation will not only be signing boxers, but promoting their fights as well.
Michael Yormark, the president and chief of branding and strategy for Roc Nations parent company, told ESPN.com this isn’t something that happened overnight. Yormark revealed:
There’s no question the sport of boxing needs a new player, someone who can do something different. We’re energized, and we’re going to make a difference. This is a huge priority to us. This is a highly serious business to us. they’ve been working on this power move for more than eight months.
But now that all “I’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed, Roc Nation Sports is ready to be a serious contender in the boxing game. Find out what heavyweight Jay Z hired to to make sure that happens now with Tha Wire. Plus, find out what celebs are celebrating birthdays today.