Another big achievement for the Under Ground Kingz …
Congrats to UGK. The Port Arthur, Texas duo consisting of Bun B and late rapper Pimp C will be inducted into the Music Fall of Fame in their home town on Sunday, December 2. Take a look at the group’s history below:
Urban legends in their own lifetime, Bernard “Bun B” Freeman and Chad “Pimp C” Butler, formed UGK in Port Arthur, Texas in 1987. It was in 1992 while signed to Jive Records that the duo first gained Hip-Hop success with the release of “Too Hard to Swallow.” They solidified their place on the Urban Music scene with the release of “Pocket Full of Stones,” from the Menace II Society motion picture soundtrack in 1993. UGK broke into the Billboard top 200 with the 1994 release of “Super Tight”. 1996 and 2001 saw the release of “Ridin Dirty” and “Dirty Money,” both charting at #2 on the Billboard, U.S. R&B Charts and #15 and #18 respectively on the Billboard top 200. UGK is most popularly known for their 1999 feature on the single “Big Pimpin” by fellow Hip-Hop artist, Jay-Z. “Big Pimpin” would garner the duo their first Grammy nomination. In 2000 they would again gain national attention with a feature on the Three 6 Mafia single “Sippin’ on some Syrup”. In 2007 UGK released their fifth album, entitled “Underground Kingz”. This album fueled by the single “International Player’s Anthem” was well received by the public as well as music industry insiders. “International Player’s Anthem” was nominated for a Grammy, and won two BET Awards for Best Group and Video of the Year. The album reached # 1 on both Billboards top 200 and U.S. R&B charts. With the release of “Underground Kingz” the duo known as Pimp C and Bun B would come to an end. Tragically, Chad “Pimp C” Butler would pass away on December 4, 2007.
Salute to UGK.