Chad "Pimp C" Butler was a founding member of the rap group Underground Kingz (UGK) along with Bernard "Bun B" Freeman in 1987 in Port Arthur, Texas. They released their first album "Too Hard to Swallow" in 1991. In 2000, they were nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Big Pimpin" with Jay-Z. In 2002 Pimp C was arrested for violating his probation, stemming from an aggravated assault charge, and sentenced to eight years in prison. On December 30, 2005, Pimp C was released from prison and placed on parole. By July 11, 2006, he released his first solo album "Pimpalation." He reunited with Bun B and by 2007 released the first UGK album since his release from prison titled "Underground Kingz." Pimp C passed away in his hotel room on December 4, 2007. After his death Bun B released the final UGK album "UGK 4 Life," in which most of the recording was finished before Pimp C's death.
See online video clip "Pimp C: Real Legends Live On" at https://youtu.be/fr1XJDtGLdo. "In this mini doc shot in 2017 for Pimp C's posthumous induction into the CERCL Hip Hop Archival Collection at the Woodson Research Center in Rice University's Fondren Library, some of hip hop's royalty speak on the influence Chad Lamont 'Pimp C' Butler had on them and the hip hop culture."
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