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Biography

With partner Bun B, rapper Pimp C (born Chad Butler) formed UGK and helped put hardcore Houston, Texas hip-hop in the spotlight, but he's also known for being at the center of a street-level campaign that sold nearly as many T-shirts as the "Yayo's Home" and "Frankie Says Relax" phenomena. UGK's rise began in 1988, and with a slow-and-steady series of albums and guest appearances, they became one of the most respected crews from Texas. This all came to a halt in January 2002 when the rapper was sentenced to eight years in prison after violating probation by ignoring the community service sentence he had received from an earlier aggravated gun assault charge. Bun B carried on and spread the "Free Pimp C" message wherever he could. (The campaign spawned thousands of unlicensed "Free Pimp C" T-shirts.) In early 2005, while he was still on lockdown, Pimp C's solo debut, Sweet James Jones Stories, appeared, and it didn't take fans long to figure out that even if the beats were new, at least a quarter of the album was put together from previously released vocal tracks. At the end of the year, right before he reached the halfway mark of his sentence, Pimp C was released. Fans got their true Pimp C solo album when Pimpalation appeared in the summer of 2006. Tragically, in December of 2007, Pimp C was found dead in his hotel room in West Hollywood from an accidental overdose of promethazine and codeine (the common ingredients of "purple drank"). An album he was working on at the time of his death, The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones, was completed by Rap-A-Lot president J. Prince and the Pimp's wife, Chinara Butler, for a 2010 release. Further recordings were issued in summer 2011 as Still Pimping, and another set appeared in late in 2015 as Long Live the Pimp. ~ David Jeffries
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  2.   Pourin' Up
  3.   What Up?
  4.   Knockin Doorz Down
  5.   Friends
  6.   Like That
  7.   Overstand Me
  8.   Havin' Thangs '06
  9.   Hogg in the Game
  10.   Hoe Ass Niggas
  11.   Finer Thangs featuring Brooke Valentine
  12.   I'sa Playa
  13.   Trill
  14.   Working the Wheel
  15.   I Don't F*** Wit U featuring Smoke D
  16.   I'm a Hustler
  17.   Slab Music by Lil' Keke
  18.   Wavybone
  19.   3 Way Freak
  20.   Grippin on the Wood featuring Big K.R.I.T.
  21.   Down 4 Mine
  22.   Colors
  23.   10 a Key
  24.   Knockin Doors Down
  25.   Bobby & Whitney
  26.   Gitcha Mind Right
  27.   Rock 4 Rock
  28.   I'm Free
  29.   Massacre
  30.   My Angel
  31.   Everytime
  32.   I Gotta Thang
  33.   Comin' Up
  34.   Swang Down/A Key
  35.   Got Money
  36.   Hoe Ass N***as
  37.   H*e Ass N*ggas
  38.   Fuck Boy by Too $hort
  39.   What You Workin With featuring Bun B
  40.   Skit 2
  41.   Since the 90's
  42.   Made 4
  43.   Midnight
  44.   Fly Lady
  45.   Hit the Parking Lot
  46.   Love 2 Ball
  47.   Why Do They Hate On Me
  48.   I Know You Strapped
  49.   Wood Wheel
  50.   Hogg in the Game (Skit) (Interlude 1)
  51.   Southside Smokeshop of I-45 and Edgebrook
  52.   On Ya Mind
  53.   The Honey
  54.   The Pimp is Free (Intro)
  55.   Free
  56.   Outro
  57.   Intro
  58.   A Thin Line by Cory Mo
  59.   Young Ghetto Stars
  60.   A Thin Ine
  61.   Get My Money
  62.   Slow Down
  63.   I Know U Strapped
  64.   Swang Down/10 a Key
  65.   Workin the Wheel
  66.   How Down
  67.   Get Down by Smoke D
  68.   Gorillaz featuring Bun B
  69.   Ain't Said Shit
  70.   Turn Heads
  71.   Starchy Klean
  72.   84 Candy Paint
  73.   Get Right
  74.   What You Know About That
  75.   Stay Throwed
  76.   Candy Lac
  77.   Word Trill
  78.   Must Come Down
  79.   Bun Ga Low
  80.   Bitch Get Down featuring 8 Ball
  81.   Country Thang (Outro)
  82.   Butta Cookies
  83.   Southside
  84.   To Lose a Whore
  85.   Triflin' Hoe (Interlude)
  86.   True to the Game
  87.   Payday
  88.   Spittin' Game (Interlude)
  89.   Long Live the Pimp
  90.   Final Freestyle
  91.   Going Freestyle
  92.   Pimps Last Words
  93.   Pimptro
  94.   Notes on Leases by Da UnderDawgz
  95.   Like Us featuring C-BO
  96.   Watch the Reaction featuring Killa Kyleon
  97.   I'm So Proud of Ya featuring Cory Mo
  98.   Hold Up featuring Bun B
  99.   Skit 3
  100.   Skit 1
  101.   Dickies
  102.   Believe In Me
  103.   Sweat
  104.   Hold On
  105.   Get Money
  106.   Come See Me
  107.   Freestyle
  108.   Sweet Jones
  109.   Young Rayful
  110.   True Story
  111.   She Love It
  112.   Money Being Made
  113.   In a Playa (Skit)
  114.   I Miss You
  115.   Pop It 4 Pimp
  116.   16.5
  117.   Swang Down
  118.   Is a Playa (Skit) (Interlude 2)
  119.   Knockin Doors Down (Intro)/Pimp C Intro
  120.   Knockin Doorz Down by P.O.P.
  121.   I Don't F**k Wit U
  122.   I Miss U
  123.   On Your Mind
  124.   Cheat on Yo Man
  125.   Go 2 War
  126.   Middle of Yo Street
  127.   Ain't Nuthin' to It (Ghost Do It)
  128.   Ride-N-Smoke
  129.   Who's Nuts Gettin' Checked?
  130.   Move, Move
  131.   Look at the Smile
  132.   Skit
  133.   It's Under My Rug
  134.   Young Prostitute
  135.   Gone Get It
  136.   Lay Low
  137.   Fresh Clean Candy Thing
  138.   Dirty Trees
  139.   Bread Up featuring DJ B-Do
  140.   Move Around
  141.   16.5 (Skit) (Interlude 5)
  142.   Don't Love Me
  143.   I'm a Savage
  144.   Comin Up featuring Lil' Flip
  145.   I Don't Mess Wit U
  146.   Talk Yo Shit
  147.   The Honey (Skit) (Interlude 3)
  148.   Knock'n Doe's Down
  149.   Pimp C Speaks
  150.   Pump Your Brake.
  151.   How U Like That?
  152.   Bobby & Whitney (Skit) (Interlude 6)
  153.   U Know Me by Skip
  154.   Mom and Bun (Skit) (Interlude 7)
  155.   So Demanding
  156.   Twerk Something by T.I.
  157.   Wood Wheel (Skit) (Interlude 4)
  158.   She Like My Swagger
  159.   Hood Chick
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