An article I read today brought me back to the UGK period in my life, or at least the most recent one. When UGK‘s album 《Underground Kingz》came out in ’07, it was a North Carolina/Dirty South sensation and this song was the one that we always had on repeat! Try not to start bouncing when you hear this track…
The Game Belongs to Me- UGK
“Bobby by the pound, Whitney by the key, DJ Screw by the gallon, ***** the game belong to me”
OK the real news… there is a good article on www.XXLmag.com featuring an interview of Bun B which addresses his feelings about his rap career since the death of his rap partner, Pimp C (drug overdose, sippin’ too much sizzzyrrruuup) two years ago . Pimp C and Bun B as UGK were pioneers of the Texas (Houston) rap game and influential for the entire Dirty South, Crunk, and Chopped and Screwed rap movements. It was a very sad day when all that purple stuff (more about Purple Drank) finally caught up with Pimp C. For more on the death of Pimp C, click here
In the article, XXL asks Bun B what has been most difficult about putting out and promoting albums without his long-time cohort around:
Bun B: I think the biggest issue I had was the emotional factor. We were very fortunate that Pimp left a lot of good music. It was just important that we weren’t exploiting this project, that we did justice to it and weren’t taking advantage of the situation.
What do you think about record labels or former group members using music from dead artists?
Personally, I think that the way Tupac and Biggie‘s musical estates have been handled has been poor at times and other times pretty revolutionary. I mean, Tupac especially, seeing as he has put out 372 albums since he died. (IM STILL ALIVE! IT MIGHT BE DOODOOO….)
To read more from the XXL interview, click here.
I encourage everyone to check out UGK’s albums and shout to to Houston and the whole Dirty South family.
Support from the Dirty North!