The Uninspired Manifesto
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
R.I.P. Pimp C
This is a very sad day for fans of UGK and Houston rap/hip-hop, as Port Arthur native Pimp C was found dead in his West Hollywood hotel room Tuesday morning. The Houston Chronicle has more.
Pimp C, one-half of hip-hop duo UGK, was found dead Tuesday morning in his room at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood. A local police spokesman said the death is being investigated by its homicide division.There's not a lot I can say, except that he was truly a legend here in Houston, and helped bring this city's rap artists like Mike Jones and Chamillionaire to the national spotlight. I've been listening to UGK's music for a number of years, and while they're very popular and have a number of hits, coming off their commercial peak with the first studio album in five years, it's sad to think he died without ever reaching super stardom.
Police found the rapper, whose real name was Chad Butler, dead in his bed at the Mondrian Hotel after responding to a 911 call. According to Deputy Bill Brauberger, Butler died at 9:20 a.m. The call came three hours later.
Butler was 33 years old.