UGK joins Jay-Z as he performs 10 songs -one from each of his 10 albums, at BET studios in New York City, November 08, 2006.  © John Ricard / Retna Ltd.


Rap Group

Port Arthur, Texas rap duo UGK was comprised of Bernard “Bun B” Freeman and the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler. In 1992, the pair released their debut album Too Hard to Swallow. However, their breakthrough singles would come as featured artists on Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin” and Three 6 Mafia’s “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” in 2000. On December 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead in a West Hollywood hotel room after an apparent overdose on promathezine/codeine syrup combined with sleep apnea.