Esteemed southern rap duo UGK returns with a self-titled double LP this December. It’s the first UGK longplayer since 2001’s Dirty Money. The album, Underground Kingz: Return to Trill is slated for Dec. 19 via Jive Records. It will feature 20 songs including the Jazze Pha-produced the first single, "Stop & Go."
Other producers on Underground Kingz include fellow Texas great Scarface, Lil Jon, Swizz Beatz, as well as UGK’s Pimp C. Perhaps the most eye-popping collaboration is a track titled "H-Town" which features Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, with Marley Marl on the boards. Guest rappers include Rick Ross, Slim Thug, and Sleepy Brown.
UGK helped popularize southern rap with their 1988 debut, The Southern Way. Their gargantuan reputation earned them collaborations with a wide range of artists. In 2000, Bun B and Pimp C made a notable appearance on Jay-Z’s "Big Pimpin’," which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100.
In 2005, Bun B made his long-overdue solo debut with the gold-certified album, Trill. Pimp C released his own solo disc, Pimpalation, in July 2006.