Pimp C Official Biography
Long Live the Pimp, Chad L. Butler
Pimp C, born Chad Butler, was a Grammy nominated rapper &
producer and one half of hip hop’s most influential groups,
Underground Kingz (UGK). In partnership with his childhood best
friend, Bun B, UGK gave us classic, chart topping multi-platinum
albums such as Too Hard to Swallow, Super Tight and Ridin’ Dirty.
As featured artists, UGK teamed up with Jay-Z to give us
“Big Pimpin”, with OutKast for “International Players Anthem”and
“Sippin On Some Syrup” with Three 6 Mafia. And as a solo artist,
Pimp C released his RIAA certified gold album Pimpalation in 2006.
His untimely and unfortunate demise in 2007, shocked the Hip Hop
world and has truly left us, without an Underground King.
Since his death, his wife, Chinara Butler has taken the reins to ensure that the world does not forget Pimp C. She has successfully secured collaborations between Pimp C and an array of music heavyweights and popular brands. To date Pimp C has posthumously been featured on music with industry titans including Nas, Drake, A$AP Rocky, David Banner, Jay-Z, and Juicy J, and, also worked with brands including Dutch Masters, Blvck Scale, Odd Sox, Complex Media, Mass Appeal Records, 40s & Shorties, and Hpnotiq on previous projects.
Although December 4, 2017 will mark ten years since his passing, the King of the Trill still reigns supreme. As one of the most beloved figures in Hip Hop, his status and respect among musicians and music lovers is at an all-time high. From his musicianship and unique terminology, to his personal style and brutal honesty, Pimp C continues to be both an inspiration and influence on a new generation