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.
This Week's Panel: Bun B, Trae,Yung Redd, Lil' Flip, Fat Pimp, H-Kane, Preemo, Scooby, GT Mayne, C-Stone, TV Johnny, Fat Tony, Young Sensation, Nique from the G.R.I.T. Boys
Not Invited: The city of Atlanta, because it's not a part of the South. Oh, and Lil' Troy. He wasn't invited either.
This Week's Prompt: The track listing for Pimp C's forthcoming album came out last week, as did the first leak ("What Up," feat. Bun B and Drake). So, in honor of his Trillness: What is the best Pimp C verse of all time and why?
Bun B: "Cocaine In The Back Of The Ride" to me. The first words anyone heard from UGK: "Pimp C, bitch! So what the fuck is up?"
Trae: "Swang" or "Get Throwed" remix. I say "Swang." It's a lot with that song, with Pimp and H.A.W.K.
Nique: "Pimp C, PA, trill nigga! Polo, fuck that Hilfiger!" [from "Get Throwed"]
Lil Flip: My favorite Pimp C verse was from "One Day" featuring 3-2. That's my favorite because Pimp spoke about his homie losing his child in a house fire.
Yung Redd: Me personally, it was the song "Dirty Money" of the UGK album of the same name where Pimp says, "I know God ain't put me out here to be servin' no fiends!" Classic. Texas know what we stodd for then. It was together as one in those days. I'm a fan.
Fat Tony: The best is his verses on "Wood Wheel." They show off his trademark flows/cadence the best, and personality and production.
Fat Pimp: "Choosey lover, never fuck without the rubber. Never in the sheets, like it on top of the covers. Money on the dresser, drive a Kompressor." [from "Get Throwed"]
H-Kane: His verse on "Murder" off the Ridin' Dirty album. It's gets no better than that.
Preemo: Best Pimp C verse is from "High Life." It's just so real. I was always used to hearing Pimp on some G shit, but that verse seemed like a real introspective one. It's like he was looking at his life through different eyes. It was so honest. That was grown man rap. "Niggas' whole existence dependent on the game."
That's such a deep concept when you think about it. You could hear the frustration in his voice with this whole way of life. Like he knew a long time ago that most of us are being set up for failure. Bun's verse as well. "High Life" is one of my favorite UGK songs, period.
Scooby: "Tell Me Sumthin' Good." Why? '"Cause everybody in the world know that your sister is a nasty little girl."
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C-Stone: I'd say "Knockin' Doors Down" because he spoke on uniting the Houston hip-hop scene and since then the doors have been knocked down.
GT Mayne: I like many of his verses, but I have to go with the first verse of "Knockin' Doors Down" because that message was needed.
TV Johnny: All his verses are the best.
Young Sensation: Man, I think the best one ever would be from the UGK Ridin' Dirty "One Day," 'cause it was real from the soul.