1987 to 2007
December 29, 1973 in Port Arthur
December 4, 2007
Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 - December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American hip hop artist and producer. He was one half of the influential hip hop group UGK. Chad Lemon Butler was born in Port Arthur, Texas, USA. There he met his friend, who would later become Bun B and together they formed the Houston-based rap group UGK. They rapped 'underground', until the duo signed with Jive Records in 1987. Pimp worked hard on the first UGK project, The Southern Way, which was available in 1988 and on cassette only. It wasn't until 1992 that UGK really broke through into the hip hop/rap world.
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