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Pimp C was born on December 29

On December 29, 1973, Chad Mathew Lamont Butler aka was born in Port Arthur, TX. He would become a founding member of hip-hop duo or Underground Kings. His flow and signature swag was the epitome of the H-Town style that became wildly popular in the 1990s. He was featured on ’s Big Pimpin’ and Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You) by UGK featuring Outkast.

Sadly, Pimp C passed away in 2007 at the age of 33. He accidentally overdosed on cough syrup because he had sleep apnea, a condition that causes blocked airways during sleep. He was on tour with when he passed in West Hollywood hotel. His impact on Southern rap and Housten’s street culture was incalculable. He left behind a wife and three sons.

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