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The Southern Way: UGK 's Top 12 Disciples

On April 26, 1988, 23 years ago today, UGK kicked off a long and influential career with the release of their cassette-only debut, The Southern Way. It's impossible to overstate the duo's Texas-sized influence on Southern rap.

As showcased on seminal albums like Ridin' Dirty and Super Tight, Bun B and Pimp C's slow-rolling, tough-talking grooves continue to define Dirty South soundscapes today. For proof, look no further than this list of UGK disciples, followers, and admirers.

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