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      Quote Originally Posted by Kefentse_Bandele View Post
      The post on this thread reminds me of the way crakkas in AMerikkka acted when Ronald Reagan died.

      I dont mean to be cruel, but didnt this cat make music degrading black women and men? Encouraged the use of black on black violence and drug selling?

      Damn, I would have thought Stick from dead prez had passed or something!
      I'm not disputing the content of some of his works (no he didn't encourage drug selling, but he did sell drugs), but from a musician's standpoint, he definitely had an impact on southern Hip-Hop, and Hip-Hop in general (from the melodies to the drum patterns to the instrumentation).

      Like MsLioness said, "he was an artist."

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      From: http://www.sohh.com/

      While the details surrounding Pimp C's death have yet to be exposed, authorities say the initial evidence does not point to any foul play.

      The 33-year-old rapper was found dead at the swanky Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood yesterday (Dec. 4). Capt. Ed Winter of the L.A. County Coroner's office said it appears that Pimp (born Chad Butler) died of natural causes, according to TMZ.

      The rapper was found lying on his side atop the bed in the sixth floor hotel room, fully dressed. There was no drug paraphernalia or other drugs found in the room and he didn't appear to have injured himself in any way. Winter said it did not appear that there was anyone else in the room at the time of his death.

      Mondrian staff members checked Pimp C's room when family members called worried about him, the hotel said in a statement released yesterday.

      "Mr. Butler had checked into the hotel on 28 November and, according to the callers, was to have checked out" Monday, the statement read. "Security personnel went to Mr. Butler's room and found him in bed, apparently expired. A 911 call was placed at about 9:20 a.m. and paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Mr. Butler dead."

      In the Hip-Hop community, Pimp C will be sorely missed.

      "On some real sh*t, I feel like a New York ni**a feel like if they lost Kool G Rap or Rakim," Killer Mike told SOHH, who was in the process of getting Pimp to appear on his upcoming album.

      Lil John, Atlanta-based rapper Stat Quo and Scooby, of Houston rap group the Grit Boys, also expressed a great sense of loss.

      According to Pimp's manager, Rick Martin, the rapper had a new solo deal with Jive Records, a new satellite show on the horizon and a national cologne endorsement.

      An autopsy will be performed and toxicology test results will be released in six to eight weeks


      Pimp-C "Knockin doors Down" uncut

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sQxFsblruE

      Rapper Pimp C Dead at 33

      By RYAN PEARSON – 3 hours ago

      LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pimp C, who spun searing tales of Texas street life into a key role in the rise of Southern hip-hop, was found dead in an upscale hotel on Tuesday. He was 33.

      The rapper formed Underground Kingz with partner-in-rhyme Bun B while the pair were in high school, and their often laconic delivery paired with wittily dangerous lyrics influenced a generation of current superstars like Lil' Wayne. T.I. had the group on as guests when he remade their 1994 song "Front, Back and Side to Side" for his "King" album.

      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."

      Born Chad Butler, Pimp C was found dead in a room at the Mondrian hotel, a longtime music industry hangout not far from the House of Blues on Sunset Strip, where he had performed Saturday night alongside rap veteran Too $hort. Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Butler had apparently died in bed.

      "At this time there's no signs of foul play," Winter said. "It appears to be possibly natural, but pending autopsy and toxicology we can't say the cause."

      Butler had been in Los Angeles to work on his next solo album for Rap-A-Lot Records, according to James Prince, the Houston-based label's CEO. Manager Rick Martin identified Butler's body, and said in a statement, "He was my best friend and I will always love him."

      Though they never enjoyed massive pop chart success, UGK's early CDs are considered landmarks for the then-burgeoning Texas hip-hop scene, which also featured the Geto Boys. Signed to a deal with Jive Records, they released "Too Hard to Swallow" in 1992, "Super Tight" two years later, and "Ridin' Dirty" in 1996, considered a rap classic.

      Over laid-back beats, they laid out incisive details that remain Southern rap mainstays: descriptions of sex and conspicuous consumption, wood-grain steering wheels and triple-beam scales used to weigh drugs.

      Butler led off Three 6 Mafia's 2000 ode to drinking cough syrup to get high, "Sippin' on Syrup," with the lines: "I'm trill working the wheel. A pimp, not a simp. Keep the dope fiends higher than the Goodyear blimp. We eat so many shrimp I got iodine poisoning."

      Butler was jailed for three years in 2002; he had plead no contest to aggravated assault for brandishing a gun during an argument with a woman at a mall, then fell behind on required community service. UGK's rise was derailed, but the "Free Pimp C" slogan caught on and an unauthorized album of Pimp C's freestyle rhymes was released while he was in prison.

      When Pimp C and Bun B finally put out an album this year, they felt such a need to re-establish themselves they titled their album "Underground Kingz," as if to underscore a new start.

      Critics praised the CD, which included the hit "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)," featuring OutKast. Pimp C's verse riffs on high-class women and cars: "I'm pullin' Bentleys off the lot. Smashed up the gray one, bought me a red. Every time we hit the parking lot we turn heads," he raps.

      Barry Weiss, CEO of Jive, said in a statement: "We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad. He was truly a thoughtful and kindhearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront."

      Butler, who grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, came from a musical lineage. His father was a professional trumpet player, and the rapper studied classical music in high school. He even received a Division I rating on a tenor solo at a University Interscholastic League choir competition.

      "That's how I came up listening to everything," he told The Associated Press in a 2005 interview. "Music don't have no color or no face. It's a universal language. I think being exposed to all that kind of stuff influences the way I make records."

      Butler is survived by a wife and three children.

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      Associated Press writer Kristie Rieken in Houston contributed to this report.

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      I liked Pimp C alot. ESPECIALLY on Big Pimpin' (with Jay-Z). Alot of people like Bun B better on that song, but I always thought that while Bun B's delivery was more flavorful...Pimp C's delivery was more solid. Anyways...R.I.P. Pimp C.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Raha View Post
      Like MsLioness said, "he was an artist."
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      Uhh yeah right.... Pimp C and Stevie Wonder are artist...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kefentse_Bandele View Post
      Uhh yeah right.... Pimp C and Stevie Wonder are artist...
      haha...i feel you i like his music when i was younger but when i got older i disgusted with his music.
      I'm like Martin Luther king, people listen to me alot/
      it's non-violent non-violent, till i'm hit wita rock/
      then it's coretta fuck this, gone hand me my glock/ -50cent

      Gotta dope dealers bop, wita righteous state of mind/
      Guess i'm half of my pops, enlighten by the qu'ran/- ME

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      Unless one has a pre-existing medical condition, there is no such thing as dying of natural causes at the age of 33 in the U.S.

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      Unless one has a pre-existing medical condition, there is no such thing as dying of natural causes at the age of 33 in the U.S.
      Thanks for pointing that out, RBG Street Scholar. I appreciate it. Something just doesn't feel right about this whole thing.

      We'll just have to wait for the toxicology report.
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