Six years ago on December 4, 2007, one half of the legendary rap group UGK, Chad "Pimp C" Butler, died of a codeine overdose. Pimp C is one of the greatest MCs to ever touch a microphone. His work, alongside Bun B, brought greater attention to the Southern-rap scene, by making music that was filled with deep, poetic lyrics and soulful beats. His distinctive style left its mark on rappers of every stripe—from Outkast to Jay Z, and A$AP Rocky to Big Krit. To honor him, we are proud to exclusively premiere Cy Fyre's Long Live the Pimp remixtape, which features classic Pimp C verses over new beats. Enjoy!
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