On December 29, 1973, Chad Mathew Lamont Butler aka Pimp C was born in Port Arthur, TX. He would become a founding member of hip-hop duo UGK 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 Jay-Z’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 Too Short 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.