In a statement released late Wednesday afternoon (December 5), Bun B, Pimp C's longtime friend and the other half of UGK, said, "His genius was unparalleled. His passion was undeniable and his love was unmatched. To say that I lost a friend or brother would never do justice to the relationship we shared. I will never be the same again. Bun B."
West Coast rapper and labelmate Too $hort, who had performed with Pimp C on Saturday night, says his close friend left an indelible mark on hip-hop."Pimp C highly influenced the rap game," he said via statement issued to SOHH. "A lot of rappers adopted his rap style and his production techniques. He was my best friends and fortunately, I was just with him on stage Saturday night at the House of Blues on Sunset. He was in a good mood, smiling and laughing. That's how I'll always remember him."
It's kinda interesting that the last person to perform with him was a fellow "pimp". :-)
I will surely miss Pimp C. I'm Houston all the way -- I loved his beats, but that voice was so right. There will never ever be another Pimp C ...or UGK.
Keep your head up, Bun...
UHH - I wanna go to service
But I ain't been in so long,
kinda make me feel nervous (nervous)
Cause they be lookin at me funny
Watchin the plate when I tithe, put in my money (money)
I don't wanna go back to that hell
Rather be dead than doin life in a jail cell
Die young oh well (well) I had a good life (life)
They rappin 'bout it but I'm out here payin the price
-- Pimp C, Livin this Life, "Underground Kingz"