On the third anniversary of UGK member Pimp C’s death , hip-hop artists took to Twitter to prove the underground king will never be forgotten.
The Texas spitter, who passed away in 2007, was remembered by Saturday (December 4) by MCs reppin’ various parts of the country, hip-hop styles and rap generations tweeted about the rap great’s enduring legacy.
Lyricists like fellow southern spitters Rick Ross, Big Boi and Chamillionaire remembered Pimp with a simple “R.I.P. Pimp C” tweet. Even though he’s incarcerated, T.I. made sure to dispatch his social-media team to send e-love to the fallen star.
“RIP to Pimp C from #TeamTI,” read a tweet from T.I.’s account Saturday afternoon.
Wu-Tang Clan chef, Raekwon, who is, of course, familiar with the sudden loss of a dynamic partner in rhyme , wrote “R.I.P. to the legendary Pimp C!” The missive was re-tweeted by New Orleans rapper Curren$y, who also typed his own tribute.
“Young mutha f—– sweet jones pimpin the 6 got a yella bone bitch cookin D serving grits…R.I.P Pimp C,” he wrote.
Talib Kweli honored Pimp with the late lyricist’s bars from the Underground Kingz track “The Game Belongs to Me,” writing, “you should bump that Bobby by the pound, Whitney by the key…”
David Banner not only remembered the MC on Twitter, but also Facebooked a picture of himself in the lab with Pimp cooking up some of his memorable lines. He also shared some of the UGK titan’s advice, tweeting, “#PimpCsaid BANNER N—– WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED – DO YOU.”
Busta Rhymes urged fans to remember Pimp, and gave a shout-out to Bun for actively pumping up his partner’s contributions to the game.
“RIP AND SALUTE 2 PIMP C AND WE HONOR THE BIG HOMIE @BunBTrillOG 4 SO PROPERLY PRESERVING THE VALUE OF THE UGK BRAND AND LEGACY!!” he typed. “SALUTE!!”
Throughout the day, Bun dedicated much of his Twitter feed to commemorating the Port Arthur O.G., reminding fans to keep it real in the spirit of the always candid Pimp.
“Keep it 100 with the people you love today. Don’t hold back,” he wrote. “They might not wanna hear it, but theyll appreciate it later.”
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