Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Rap Community in Scurvy Danger From Lack of Pimp C

As we go on, we remember All the times we had together And as our lives change, from whatever You will still be, dead forever

Pimp C, one of the early progenitors of the Southern hip hop scene, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel Tuesday at the age of 33. The death appears to be of natural causes, said the police.

Pimp C was best known for his cameo on Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'," but also led off Three 6 Mafia's ode to getting high by drinking cough syrup, with the poetic "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."
The rapper formed Underground Kingz with partner-in-rhyme Bun B while the pair were in high school... 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.
Jay Z sang "We doin' big pimpin' up in NYC / It's just that Jigga-man, Pimp-C and B.U.N.B."

Sadly, Pimp-C's days of pimpin', big or otherwise, are relegated to Ho-ven now.


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