December 29th marked the 41st birthday of Chad Butler aka Pimp C. The other half of UGK passed away at the young age of 34 in 2007 after an overdose of promethazine and codeine, also known as the infamous “Purple Drank,” caused respiratory problems leading to his death. Seven years later, the hip-hop community continues to keep his memory alive by any means necessary.
The good people over at Montreality went through their vault and dug up footage of artists who recalled their beloved moments with Pimp C over the years. Too $hort, DJ Whoo Kid, Paul Wall, Slim Thug and of course Bun B all reflected on their past memories with the late rapper. Bun tells us the story of how they hustled candy in school before hitting the streets of Houston with their music. Check out the dope dedication here. R.I.P. Pimp C.