When Port Arthur, Texas rapper Pimp C passed away in 2007, he left behind a legacy spanning over two decades. During his time in UGK, Pimp rapped and produced some of the group’s most memorable songs; from their watershed 1996 album Ridin’ Dirty to “International Players Anthem (I Choose You)” in 2007 — the year of his untimely death — his music will certainly live on forever. All things considered, it’s only right for a posthumous Pimp album to ultimately manifest today. “This album is the culmination of years of work from not just me, but also the amazing artists and producers who contributed to make it happen,” his widow Chinara Butler says of Long Live the Pimp. “It combines several of the ideas and projects my husband began before his untimely passing. We hope the Trill fans enjoy it.” And with guests that include Bun B, Nas, T.I., Juicy J, A$AP Rocky, Slim Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, and many more, Long Live the Pimp is a 17-track long effort that will not only keep long time fans of Pimp C (and UGK) satisfied but give new listeners a taste of what made him so special to the rap game. Stream Pimp C’s posthumous Long Live the Pimp after the jump.
Juicy J, hot off of releasing his Blue Dream & Lean 2 mixtape, is dropping the visuals for “Whole Thang,” which is on the aforementioned mixtape. It also features Wiz Khalifa, who has been having himself a low key great year. Check out “Whole Thang” after the jump.
Poor T-Pain, the dude really does get the short end of the stick when it comes to this hip-hop sh*t. But this new track “Make That Shit Work”, produced by DJ Mustard and featuring Juicy J makes a strong argument for Pain’s relevancy in the 2010s. Judging by the sound of “Make That Sh*t Work” Pain definitely may be sitting on some radio/club gold here. Listen after the jump and be the judge yourself.
A$AP Rocky’s sophomore album, At.Long.Last.A$AP, sprung a leak over the weekend. In order to combat the impending piracy, A$AP and his label decided to move the release date to today. Now you can hear the album that features Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, ScHoolboy Q, Mos Def, M.I.A. and more in its entirety.