Last updated: 07/05/2012 12:00:00 PM
UGK (short for Underground Kingz) is a Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas formed in 1987 by the late Chad Pimp C Butler. He then joined with Bernard Bun B Freeman who became his longtime partner. They released their first major label album, Too Hard to Swallow in 1992, followed by several other albums charting on the Billboard 200 and Top RandB/Hip-Hop Albums charts, including the self-titled Underground Kingz album which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in August 2007. The group has also been featured on hit singles by other artists, such as on Big Pimpin' by Jay-Z and Sippin' on Some Syrup by Three 6 Mafia. On December 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead in a West Hollywood, California hotel room. Pimp C also founded UGK Records in late 2005.
On December 4, 2007, Pimp C was found dead in a West Hollywood, California hotel room.