The Trill Is Gone: Pimp C, RIP
The Dec. 4 death of UGK rapper Pimp C (Chad Butler, 33) in Los Angeles' Mondrian Hotel has prompted much mourning and reminiscing. Our sister paper Houston Press has a substantial coverage of the much-respected H-town MC on its blog. Along with UGK partner Bun B, Pimp C helped to bring Southern rap to prominence and paved the way for several Houston hip-hop artists who've gone on to stardom. Butler's death is currently being investigated.
You can view a tribute video to C below.