Pimp C of UGK Found Dead

Pimp C Dead. RIP Playa

From Ballerstatus

Rapper Pimp C, one half of legendary Texas duo UGK, was found dead Tuesday morning (December 4) in his room at the Mondrian Hotel on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip.

Police responded to a 911 call, and found the rapper (real name: Chad Butler) dead in his bed.

The rapper was just 33 years old.

“We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad,” Jive Records’ President Barry Weiss said in a statement. “He was truly a thoughtful and kind-hearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront. He will be missed and our prayers remain with his family and Bun B. I’ve known Chad since he was 18, and we loved him dearly and he was a cherished member of the Jive family.”

At press time, details and/or the cause of death are unknown.

Pimp C was in Los Angeles for a performance with labelmate Too Short.

UGK, which also includes rapper Bun B, was put on hold in 2002 when Pimp C was sentenced to eight years in prison on an assault charge. He was released in December of 2005 and went straight to work.

He dropped the solo album, Pimpalation, in 2006, then in August, he and Bun B released Underground Kingz, the duo’s first studio album in five years.


32 Responses to “Pimp C of UGK Found Dead”

  1. This is another sad story. I did not know of this young man but may he RIP.

  2. I wonder why there was a 911 call. I hope there was no drugs involved in this.

  3. I also hope so Davidmac. He was still very young only about 34 maybe.

  4. I see he was 33. He also leaves a wife and I think 2 children. My prayers go out to them.

  5. Houston Chronicle is reporting that police are treating it as a homocide.


  6. D@MN I hate to hear that. Man this has been a bad month. He11 a bad year.

  7. some of the comments read like the comments after a whitlock piece.

    Here’s a response:

    lvnnamerica wrote:
    This is a great forum for predjudice white folk to voice their ignorant opinions. When a black person dies they have all of the stereotypical negative comments. When a white person dies they sing their praises on the highest mountain.

    Ancient chineese proverb

    “It is better for the world to think that you are a fool than to open your mouth and dispell all doubts.”

  8. damn, already? They already writing about that?

    I just read the comments on Jemele’s last column. It’s crazy. She didn’t even mention race and people were still bringing it up. Her column was on target about the hypocrisy in the media and with fans when it comes to coaches, but cats were openly questioning her intelligence. Some told her to go get help from another columnist to do her job. it’s sickening, it’s why I could never go as far criticizing her as some folks here. I feel sorry for the sister sometimes.

  9. Also Spice one got shot yesterday. Man stuff is crazy out here.

  10. Malik Mohammed Says:

    Geez. A guy who calls himself Pimp C, in itself an embarrassment to all my brothers and sisters, gets shot and it’s supposed to be a call to arms and a referendum on homicides amongst young black men in America. Chilllll people. Pimp C was just a musician playin his fantasy gangstah role, and he got burned. He deserves no more tears than all the Iraqis killed by British bombs that you don’t cry for. Get your priorities in order and screw your heads on straight, people.

  11. RIP Pimp C! I found this blog clarifying his death

    Pimp C Blog

  12. Malik M,

    My feelings on the subject are, it’s simply a sad situation. Many of us are against the war. Who are you to come on here and say we are not. A life is a life no matter what. He was still someone’s son and friend. I actually never heard of him. Just showing some compassion.

  13. So, Malik, I guess you knew this man.

  14. actually michelle, i think malik’s a fake-ass cauc perpetratin’ the fraud – but we ’bout to find out.

  15. Temple,

    You are probably right. WTF?

  16. thebrotherreport Says:

    I got a feelin’ Malik is Darius /Shaqueena. Only Chez Whitey spells gangsta with an “h” on the end.

  17. TBR,

    Good observation.

  18. thebrotherreport Says:

    Leave it to a saltine or Ritz (cracker) to be that ignorant and blow his own cover.

  19. I can’t say I knew the man’s music but if he’s respected, well, love and respect to his family, may he R.I.P.

  20. HarveyDent Says:

    RIP Pimp C…UGK was more my brother’s and cousin’s speed but I did appreciate some of their music especially ‘Big Pimpin” with Jay-Z…good stuff

  21. rockeydyes Says:

    leave it alone if u don’t now him don’t say nothing pimp c u will be missed in d town dallas texas where the real g’s leave keep it 100

  22. Malik is a fool. Pimp C was never shot and killed. He was found dead in his hotel laying on his bed.

    For all we know he could have died of natural causes.

  23. Malik Mohammed Says:

    I’m not sayin he shouldn’t rest in peace. I’m just keepin it real. Just because he’s a dead brother (RIP) doesn’t mean we should glorify what he was. He called himself a PIMP for god’s sake. You think that projects a good image for our brothers and sisters? Great, he produced a Jay Z song. That makes the self proclaimed pimp into a super hero? Please people, get real and put your tears and energy into brothers who really deserve it. Not this guy.

  24. Malik, you’re not “keepin’ it real”. You are instigating and clownin’ in the wake of the death of a man who should have lived at least twice as long as he did. So just stfu and don’t pretend you’re not that ignorant.

  25. Given how our young brothers and sisters have such short tempers and choose to resolve petty conflicts through violence, is it any surprise that our young nubians are dying and killing themselves at such a vastly higher rate than any other ethnic groups in the United States of America? For example, check out this video. Some guy on a subway train in Brooklyn had some sort of disagreement with a few young black girls. He clearly is trying to peacefully resolve the tension, and then they go and attack him. The failure lies in parenting. Our older brothers and sisters just aren’t teaching their kids good moral values. Ultimately this is the white man’s fault, which is why I think they should be killed, but we do have to take responsibility for ourselves. See this disgraceful video:

  26. Malik Mohammed Says:

    Wrong TC. Just because you don’t have the guts to take a stand against these shameful “pimps” of our community, who smear the name of our good race, doesn’t mean the rest of us should be silent. You can grieve the death of this man, but don’t prop him up as some sort of martyr because he produced obscene hip hop records. It is this attitude that keeps our people down, all dumbed up and saturated by hip hop instead of learning about history, literature, science, and about who the real heroes of our world are. I’ll tell you one thing, I would never let a morally bankrupt brother like you around my kids and family. Get a grip on the real world and distance yourself from the kool aid of the hip hop fantasy world, which is for the most part a sham designed by white people to sucker you outta your money.

  27. Dis aint what ya want TEXAS Says:

    whoeva this malik cat is needs to understand dat just cuz his name was PIMP-C dont mean that he was pimpin females if u knew him like most of us do it was more of an expression and just a title and even if he was pimpin, a pimp dont make women get on da trak they do it on they on cuz they wanna be pimped, n im sure everybody on here would agree just cuz u dont apprv of da man dont downtalk him and knock wht he did for hip hop especially down here in da DIRTY SOUTH. And he didnt smear our race in his lyrics he spke da truth and tried to save our as u say “GOOD RACE” so do us all a favor n think b4 u speak. R.I.P PIMP u will be missed deeply n to da big homie BUN keep ya head up we gone still rep U.G.K all day everyday even wit all da hatas out there cuz we all know dey got a job to do “HATE”

  28. I just want to say rest in peace pimp c. I remember that album with I got a pocket full of stones. that was a good song. Hold up, smoke sumthin B _ _ C_ H . R.I.P. pimp.

  29. Sweet Jones Says:

    RIP to the ‘other’ Sweet Jones.

  30. I think that the death of pimp c was actually not from natural causes cause why was 911 called? and could he have been the one who called before his death? I disagree with the facts that was told to me.

  31. yes R.I.P
    to pimp c i can’t believe someone that stupid would actually want to kill him,He will be missed by his fans,family,and his children

  32. RIP Pimp c iam a big fan , and i send out my prayers to the family

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