Diehard UGK fans have reasons to get excited heading into 2014 with the premiere of previously unreleased vintage Pimp C footage for Jay Z‘s “Tom Ford” remix.
The footage, composed by tech-savvy enthusiasts Naz and Sly Drexler, surfaced online New Year’s Eve.
Director Naz (@Naztradamas) uses some rare vintage footage and puts together a visual for Pimp C’s posthumous “Tom Ford (Remix)” verse. An exclusive viral mixup for Pimp C’s verse on Jay-Z’s “Tom Ford Remix”. R.I.P. Chad “Pimp C” Butler. Shot & edited by Naz @Naztradamas Naztradamas.com Original beat by Sly Drexler @SlyDrexler (Def Sounds)
In honor of his special day and the anniversary of Pimp C passing, Young Hov dropped the unexpected remix anthem to the masses earlier this month.
December 4th not only marks Jay Z’s birthday, it also serves as rememberance in the hip-hop community as UGK member Pimp C passed on this day. Continuing the celebration, Jay Z gives his current Magna Carta…Holy Grail single the remix treatment with an unreleased verse from the southern rap legend. (Miss Info TV)
Although he did not react to Jay’s tribute, UGK’s Bun B paid his respect to the rapper’s 44th birthday and remembered Pimp’s life.
“Prayers up to the Butler family today. To all the friends and family of Chad Lamont Butler. Do something good today in his name. #RIPPIMPC”
“All I wanna do is laugh with my brother again. Mama Wes you know we were just 2 boys from PA that made… http://instagram.com/p/hgPksfjQzc/”
“Happy birthday @S_C_ #HOVegan,” Bun tweeted December 4. (Bun B’s Twitter)
A few weeks ago, Bun recalled UGK landing onto Jay’s now-iconic “Big Pimpin'” record.
“When he first called and said it was him, I thought it was someone playing on my phone. He called me back, and he was like ‘Yo family.,'” Bun said in an interview. “He hit me with that Jay voice. Pimp like, ‘What he want?’. ‘Tell him to send it. We’ll see.'” (“The Breakfast Club”)
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