Pimp C

Pimp C

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Pimp C


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Chad Butler
Born = birth date|1973|12|29
Port Arthur, Texas
Died = death date and age|2007|12|4|1973|12|29
West Hollywood, California
Origin = Houston, Texas, USA
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Genre = Southern hip hop
Occupation = Rapper
Years_active = 1987 - 2007
Label = Jive
UGK
Rap-A-Lot
Associated_acts = UGK
Bun B
Three 6 Mafia
URL = [http://www.myspace.com/pimpcofugk Pimp C's Myspace]

Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper. He was part of the "Dirty South"-style rap group UGK.

Biography

Career

On August 15, 2006, Pimp C appeared on BET's "Rap City." He was interviewed and gave his thoughts on multiple topics, including his current album, "Pimpalation", and beefs in the music industry. He also stressed that rappers need to unionize in order to keep from being used by record companies, a point he has stressed in previous interviews. Pimp C also stepped into the booth during the show and did an off the head freestyle to Bun B's track "Draped Up". He stated that it was the first freestyle he had done since being released from prison.He released his debut solo album, "The Sweet James Jones Stories", in March 2005 through Rap-A-Lot Records. Bun B and Rap-a-Lot records had waged a 'Free Pimp C' movement, spread through music, Free Pimp C t-shirts and caps. [ [http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/8094 "SOHH.com" - Pimp C Free In Time To Celebrate B-Day (December 29, 2005)] ]

Personal life

Pimp C was released on Friday, December 30, 2005 from the Terrell Prison Unit in Rosharon, Texas after serving about half of his eight-year sentence. He was to be on parole until December 2009. [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10653665/ "msnbc.com" - Rapper Pimp C released from prison (December 30, 2005)] ]

He was treated for minor injuries on April 18, 2006, after he was involved in a car accident while leaving the video shoot for his single "Pourin' Up." [ [http://www.sohh.com/article_print.php?content_ID=8804 "SOHH.com" - Pimp C Released From Hospital Following Car Accident (April 21, 2006)] ]

Death

On December 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead at the Hollywood Inn in West Hollywood, California, after Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a 911 call. The department arrived at his sixth floor hotel room to find Pimp C dead in bed. This was three days after Pimp C performed with Too $hort at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. [ [http://www.tmz.com/2007/12/04/rapper-pimp-c-found-dead-in-hollywood-hotel-room/ "TMZ.com" - Rapper Pimp C Found Dead in Hollywood Hotel Room (December 4, 2007)] ] [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003680929 "BillBoard.com" - Report: UGK Rapper Pimp C Found Dead In L.A. (December 4, 2007)] ]

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office state Pimp C died from an accidental overdose of Promethazine/Codeine "syrup" mixed with a pre-existing medical condition, sleep apnea, which causes a person to stop breathing during sleep. [ [http://www.hhworlds.com/f11/02-04-08-breaking-news-pimp-c-death-attributed-accidental-overdose-12190.html "HHWorlds.com" - Breaking News: Pimp C Death Attributed To Accidental Overdose] ] [ [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5515791.html Cough syrup found in Pimp C's hotel had no label] ]

Discography

olo albums

*2005: "Sweet James Jones Stories"
*2006: "Pimpalation"

olo singles

* 2006: "I'm Free"
* 2006: "Pourin' Up" (featuring Mike Jones & Bun B)
* 2006: "Knockin' Doorz Down" (featuring P.O.P. & Lil Keke)

References

External links

* [http://www.pimpcmusic.com Official website]

Persondata
NAME = Pimp C
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Butler, Chad
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Rap artist
DATE OF BIRTH = December 29, 1973
PLACE OF BIRTH = Port Arthur, Texas, United States
DATE OF DEATH = December 4, 2007
PLACE OF DEATH = West Hollywood, California, United States


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