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Pimp C

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    August 19, 2014

    Pimp C's Story Coming Soon to Bookstores

    The life of Pimp C is coming back -- in hardcover format. Julia Beverly, the former editor-in-chief of OZONE Magazine and noted documentarian of Southern hip-hop culture at large, is planning to release an biography on the late UGK rapper, who died in 2007. Currently untitled, the book comes with t ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Summoning The Dead: Which Six Artists Would You Bring Back To Life?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.  ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: These are the Best Non-Houston Samplings of Houston Rap

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.̴ ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    7 Houston Rap Tributes by Non-Houston Rappers

    Are you happy with your current city? Yeah? Then feel free to ignore this list of rappers from other cities drooling over all things Houston. It's likely to breed envy. Some of these come from gushing fans and some are random, but the vast majority illustrate just how much rappers love Houston. Dig ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Rap Round Table: What is the Best Pimp C Song of All Time

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: A Whole Bunch of Twitter Folks Not Invited: Facebook This Week's Prompt: The anniversary of the death of Pimp C is next week ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    UGK's Top 10 Most Insightful Songs, Part 2

    As Rocks Off continues our countdown of UGK's Most Insightful Tracks, it's important to point out that this isn't a "best of" list. Perhaps this is a safer route, but it doesn't make the list any less important. Especially as we break into the Top 5, the joking in Part 1 subsides and things get seri ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    UGK's Top 10 Most Insightful Songs, Part 1

    blastro.com​There's a big difference between being a fanatic and fan of someone's music. We all know this, but let's spell it out for the slow kids in class. For instance, Rocks Off is a fanatic of Death Cab for Cutie. We love their deep cuts as much as the widely known "Soul Meets Body." We ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Bun B, Rap God; Toadies Close Out With A Shred

    Photos by Marc BrubakerYou know who this is.​It's hard to write about Bun B objectively anymore. Really, it is. He has ascended to where ever it is that people who are hard to write about objectively ascend to. It feels like, if he just did it with conviction, he could walk out on stage, take ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Remember Killa Kyleon's Candy Paint and Texas Plates 2?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Killa Kyleon, who spent the formative part of his career caught in the empty air between Houst ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    The Most Ridiculous Houston Rap Rumors Ever

    ​Earlier this week, Houston rapper Propain signed a deal with No Limit Records. Cool, except that he really didn't. See, and you likely didn't notice this because it's such a subversive part of the culture, but the environs of rap, themselves tedious and occasionally barbaric, are prime grou ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Five Posthumous Rap Albums Up For Debate

    ​Recently, and with a certain amount of controversy, Rap-A-Lot made available a bundle of previously unreleased songs disguised as a new Pimp C album. Posthumous records are unsafe footing. It's entirely capable that they can be built into capable, glorious, heartbreaking goodbyes; in 2009, ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Court Battle Brewing Over Pimp C's Music

    djomry.com"R.I.P. Pimp C" may be easier said than done if this court case drags on.​When Rocks Off heard last week that the late Pimp C had released a new song, "Grippin' on the Wood," and that a new Pimp album was on the way next month, it sent our antennae up. As happy as we were to hear new ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Dry Creeks In Texas

    It's time for another fabulous installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. We took last week off, as we were still recovering from the whirlwind of Free Press Summer Fest. Call us lazy if you will, but this week we've got a double dose of local music news to make up for it. If you're into rap videos, this ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Bun B Discusses Pimp C's New Song, Rally Races And "The Sheik"

    Marco TorresBun B at Free Press Summer Fest, June 4, 2011​Yesterday, we linked to "Grippin' On the Wood," a churchy squish that unfurls into a snapshot of one of Southern rap's most engrossing talking points: Wooden steering wheels. Beyond simply being an enjoyable song, it's extra interesting ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    What Is Houston Rap's Best Diss Song Ever?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmor ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    What Is The Best Pimp C Verse Of All Time?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Trae,Yung Redd, Lil' Flip, Fat Pimp, H-Kan ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    "What Up": Drake And Bun B Summon The Spirit Of Pimp C

    ​ If you woke up this morning wishing for a Pimp C/Drake collaboration, then consider this your lucky day. You should also go ahead and play the mega-lottery while you're at it. Why, yes, the paths of Chad Butler and Aubrey Graham have finally crossed on "What Up," the lead cut from Pimp's f ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Casting Scarface With Houston Rappers

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Is "Country Rap" An Oxymoron?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Candi Redd, (HPMA Nominee) Preemo, Niq from the ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Remember Pimp C's Sweet James Jones Stories?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Pimp C Sweet James Jones Stories (Asylum, 2005) ​We're not sure where we saw it, but we once read a l ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Tejano Ain't Dead; Chingo Bling Puts On His "Lentes"; Flatline Rides For His Block; And The 210 Mic Pass

    ​How can something be claimed dead when it still has life, when it's still living in speakers, iPods, as well as the hearts and souls of red-blooded American music lovers across the country? When it's still being passed on to younger generations? In the track "Pimpin' Ain't No Illusion," Pimp ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Take The "Which Houston Rapper Are You?" Quiz

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​A few weeks back, someone sent along a link to a Facebook application tit ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Five Spot: We Beat Down a Burglar, and New Music From Paul, Jay'Ton, Devin, Bun, Pimp and Coota

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​I caught somebody trying to break into my house Wednesday. And I pu ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Nosaprise on Building a Hip-Hop Brand

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Five Spot: The First Annual Pimp C Hip-Hop Health and Wellness Fair

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​Today marks the two-year anniversary of Pimp C's death. Quick a ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 24: Pimp C's Post-Prison Pimpalation

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Pimp C Pimpalation Asylum, 2006​As fun as it is for us music writers t ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Tonight: Pimp C Tribute on KPFT's "Damage Control"

    Has it really been a year already? Indeed it has: On December 4, 2007, Port Arthur-born MC and producer Pimp C was found dead in his Hollywood hotel room; the Los Angeles County Coroner listed the cause as a combination of sleep apnea and accidental overdose of codeine-containing cough syrup. To say ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Ozone Awards Update: There Were Some Winners, Too

    Despite the pre-show fisticuffs at last night's Ozone Awards, some awards did finally manage to get handed out. (Rick Ross, who later won Best Rap Album for Trilla, and his entourage were reportedly involved in a scuffle with DJ Vlad over the weekend as well.) MTV.com reports that the highlight of ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    July 31, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    Accidents Will Happen? Did Apnea and Drank Really Kill Pimp C?

    If the verdict from Pimp C’s autopsy leaves you with more questions than answers you are not alone. Matt Sonzala still has his doubts. He writes: “Two months later, on Feb. 4, the L.A. County Coroner's Office concluded that Pimp C's death was the result of sleep apnea combined with prescriptio ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008

    UGK for Life

    A conversation with the incomparable Bun B

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    February 4, 2008

    This Just In: Pimp C’s Death Ruled an Accident

    According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, Chad Butler, a.k.a. Pimp C, died from a combination of cough syrup (not an overdose, mind you) and a prior history of sleep apnea, a disordered characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. LA Weekly has the full story. You can read our extended co ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    R.I.P. Pimp C

    Remembering a Down South Legend

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    December 7, 2007
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    December 5, 2007
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    December 5, 2007
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    December 4, 2007

    This Just In: Pimp C Found Dead in a Sunset Strip Hotel

    And the hits keep fucking coming. According to this TMZ report, Pimp C was found dead in his bed in a Sunset Strip hotel room this morning. The rapper, born Chad Butler, had just performed with Too Short at the LA House of Blues last Saturday. Watch this space for details as they come. The jock ... More >>

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    November 14, 2007

    This Just In: Rap Summit at U of H Tonight

    There should be some lively debate at U of H in a few hours as Pimp C, Lil Flip, Trae, M-1 of politically charged East Coast rappers Dead Prez and several others gather to discuss a subject broached recently by everyone from Don Imus to Tavis Smiley: “Is Hip-Hop Responsible for the Destruction of ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    August 28, 2007
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    August 16, 2007
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    July 31, 2007

    Geography with Pimp C

    In the August issue of Ozone, Pimp C. unloaded on Russell Simmons and studio slangers and assorted fake rappers. He also demonstrated a somewhat eccentric view of geography by claiming that Atlanta was not in the South. (After all, he said, it is in the Eastern time zone, which is the same time zon ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007

    All Up in the Ozone

    Houston DJ and “mixtape mogul” Kidd Crisco, whose “Block Party” goes live at 7 p.m. every weeknight on Party 104.9 while you troll Richmond and Westheimer in your candy-painted whip, is a finalist in this year’s Tastemaker contest, sponsored by Ozone magazine and the TJ’s DJs Web site. T ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    "Does This Bowtie Match My Grill?"

    KPRC Warning: This soundbyte may rhyme Pop quiz: Which of these historic black leaders said: "You know I thug em, fuck em, love em, leave 'em/ 'cause I don't fuckin need 'em,/take 'em out the hood, keep 'em lookin' good/but I don't fuckin' feed 'em"? A) Martin Luther King, Jr. B) W.E.B. DuBois C) ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006

    Cold Cuts: Bun B vs. Byron Crawford

    Our new recurring feature raids the deli tray of H-town-related rap beefs

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    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

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