?Atlanta’s Hip Hop community?reeling?over the unexpected?death of UGK’s Pimp C.?? Rashan Ali of Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9’s “The A-Team” spoke this morning about her efforts to honor UGK at their annual?Dirty Awards. DJ. Drama gave UGK credit for paving the way for southern artists and while Andre 3000’s rep said he had no comment, Big Boi issued the following comment:
First and foremost my prayers go out to Pimp C?s family and Bun B. He was a dear friend and colleague, one of the most honorable men in the game. He will definitely be missed, but his legacy will live on through the music of UGK and Bun B.? (Source)
UGK?will not be the same without the voice of Pimp C.
Pimp C of UGK (aka Chad Butler) was found dead in an L.A. hotel earlier today.?? There were no signs of foul play and no evidence of drug use.???All signs point to natural causes but he was only 33 years old.?
To a mainstream audience, Pimp C was best known for UGK’s cameo on the Jay-Z hit “Big Pimpin’,” and for “Free Pimp C” T-shirts and shout-outs, ubiquitous in rap several years ago while he was jailed on gun charges. On Tuesday, his MySpace page had been changed to read: “C the Pimp is FREE at last.”?(Source)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Outkast. No one can compare. Big Boi…Dre…Rico…Khujo…T-Mo…Gipp…Cee-Lo…Sleepy…(Hell…the Dungeon Family) will forever hold a special place in my heart! Remember that time at Greenbriar Mall in the foodcourt…..nevamind!
I’m Bankhead Bouncin right now! Hey…when the name of the street changes does the name of the dance change to??? That’s my profound thought for today….
This week’s old school video is from my favorite “A” listers, Outkast.?? Git Up Git Out is one of those videos that makes you remember where you came from….I mean….what you know bout Washington Park??? Thought so…
This song is from their first album “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik“. Big Boi and Andre 3000?were just kids then!? Check out Cee-Lo and Big Gipp’s cameos and look at lil’ pea head Dre and Big Boi with those nappy braids!??They’ve come such a long way….from West End to wearing $50,000 nikes!? The sky’s the limit!!
The “A”‘s own Big Boi from Outkast (aka Antwan Patton) will?be the first to own a pair of diamond encrusted Nikes valued at $50,000.??? The shoes are currently in production in Mumbai, India and will be a total of 11 carots.?? Of course I have to note that he’s not DUMB ENOUGH to pay that much for some sneakers…..but will be given the sneaks complimentary by Atlanta retailers Laced Up Boutique and Prriya and Chintans Diamonds.??
You should see Big Boi rockin’ his new shoes sometime after Thanksgiving.?? Way to go Twan!!?? Free is good!?? (Source – AJC)