Since news of the death of legendary rapper Pimp C and member of UGK made its way onto the internet, artists, industry people and fans have been shocked first, then sorrowed with grief.
“Pimp C was a friend of mine”, states Gangsta Boo. “He gave me advice on how to be a great rapper and he will be truely missed! I love you Pimp. When he got out of jail, he gave me a hook to use for my new s--t and you will hear it real soon! He was a living legend, now he’s just a legend! We was yelling ‘Free Pimp C’ now we’re yelling ‘R.I.P. Pimp C’.”
“When I first learned the Pimp C had passed, I thought it wasn’t true. The fact that I’m writing this is surreal,” expressed Kia Shine. “Words can’t truly define or explain what his overall influence was on music and southern rap or hip hop period or ‘country rap tunes’ as he would say. He truly lived his music and he spoke with conviction and expressed himself freely at all cost. He was an inspiration to me from the moment I first heard him on songs like ‘Use Me Up’ and southern anthems like ‘Pocket Full of Stones’ to his latest classics ‘Knockin Doors Down’ to ‘I Choose You’. I will truly miss his distinctive voice and style. He was SOUTH. Through label disputes, to imprisonment, to a ‘Free Pimp C’ now to ‘R.I.P.’ I, like so many others have followed his career, and was right there ready to cop when he dropped. My heart and prayers go out to ‘Momma’ and to the entire Butler Family and to Bun B. Today the South has lost a leader and Hip Hop has lost a legend and true Underground King,” ended Kia Shine.
“This is definitely a major loss to the hip hop community! Pimp C represented the south to the fullest. He opened doors for southern hip hop artists. You got to give him respect for being one of the ‘Godfathers’ of southern rap,” expresses rap group Stockholdaz to MemphisRap.com “He pioneered the southern hip hop swag and sound and with that he was knockin doors down and paving the way for the new south. R.I.P. Pimp C! We Gonna Miss Yah,” added Stockholdaz.
“Rest in peace Pimp C. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,” expresses Three 6 Mafia.