Pimp C Found Dead In Hotel Room
Tue, 04 Dec 2007 13:24:45
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A 911 call at the Sunset Strip's Mondrian Hotel led to the discovery of Pimp C's body this morning. L.A. firefighters declared the UGK rapper (real name: Chad Butler) dead at the scene. Details on the cause of death have yet to be confirmed. Butler was 33.
UGK are often credited as pioneers of the South's "chopped and screwed" sound, something Butler and partner-in-rhyme Bernard "Bun B" Freeman developed with the help of the late Robert "DJ Screw" Davis. The Houston-based duo formed two decades ago, but were away from the hip-hop scene for most of the '00s due in part to Butler's 2002-2005 prison sentence for aggravated assault.
UGK was enjoying a great year in 2007, however, thanks to the success of the Underground Kingz LP and its hit OutKast-backed single, "International Player's Anthem."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff