Rappers Bun B, Styles P. and Talib Kweli have paid homage to the memory of late UGK member Pimp C on the three year anniversary of his passing.
Bun made sure to inform his 120,000 Twitter followers of today’s significance.
“Shoutout to Mama Wes..the mother of the best! We would never have been who we were without your support from the start! Love you! #RIPPIMPC,” Bun tweeted.
“#InMemoryOfPimpC You should charge a bullsh*t grudge or beef to the game and knock a door down.”
“#InMemoryOfPimpC You should thank a higher power for another day to be better than you were yesterday!”
“#InMemoryOfPimpC Say a prayer for his wife Chinara, his kids Chad, Corey and Chris, his father Charleston, cousin Edgar, family and friends.”
“#InMemoryOfPimpC Make sure y’all give a birthday shout to @S_C_ because he was a really good friend of Pimp’s, so today is bittersweet.” (Bun B’s Twitter)
Styles publicly reached out to Bun and paid homage to his legacy with Pimp.
“@BunBTrillOG rip to your brother pimpc and salute to you for holding it down and keeping it gee! Mad love and respect!” (Styles P’s Twitter)
Kweli tweeted links to Pimp C songs to help preserve the rapper’s legacy.
“#inmemoryofpimpc you should throw all fake diamonds and louie bags in the trash.”
“#InmemoryofPimpC you should bump that Murder! by UGK check it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvtZ9fuZv2E@BunBTrillOG”
“#inmemoryofpimpc you should bump that Bobby by the pound, Whitney by the key… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPDLoyNzqKU” (Talib Kweli’s Twitter)
Pimp C passed away on December 4th, 2007 while booked to perform in Los Angeles.
An overdose of cough syrup and a preexisting sleep apnea condition killed Chad Butler, better known as rapper Pimp C, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. His death has been ruled an accident. Butler was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel on Dec. 4. He was 33. He’d been in L.A. for a concert with rapper Too $hort. Though early reports suggested the cough syrup was over-the-counter, assistant chief coroner Ed Winter said the Promethazine/Codeine found in his system was from a prescription-based product. (Chron Entertainment)
Check out some Pimp C tribute tracks below: