A pioneer in the South's quest for respect in the Hip Hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad "Pimp C" Butler's controversial life - and suspicious death in 2007 - left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talented new artists inspired by his group UGK's music. Sweet Jones pays tribute to the extremely talented - yet bipolar and complex - musician who embodied the Southern dream. Written by the founder and Editor-in-Chief of esteemed Southern rap publication OZONE Magazine and compiled from interviews with Pimp C himself, his mother and manager Weslyn "Mama Wes" Monroe, UGK rap partner Bun B, and hundreds of friends, family members, and collaborators like Snoop Dogg, Scarface, Too $hort, 8Ball & MJG, Jazze Pha, David Banner, Mannie Fresh, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Trae, and Willie D of the Geto Boys, Sweet Jones is a must-read for any Southern rap fan.
Long Live the PIMP
Top bio, up there with autobiography of Malcom X
Best musical Memoir I've ever read...do yourself the favor and just buy/start reading..
This is a really long book and it took me a few months to make it past the stage of jumping from one chapter to the next picking little bits of information the caught my attention. My copy on iTunes is about 2800 pages and in print I believe it's 800 or so, at this point I'm only 60% thru reading it from page one thru but I can already say that it is by far one of the best books, period, That I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I will be very sad when it's finished I came in respecting pimp C as a rap diety, but I always knew there was a lot more to him. Ie 2pac, however without this text, mama Wes and the author who is a genius! (Julie I see you! Last names escaping me but you'll hearing from me🙌🙌) I would've been left with a few word-of-mouth stories a few interviews a bunch of music and my imagination, in order to fill in the life of chad butler. Now I have more of an understanding than I thought possible, and it's changed much of the way I listen to his music which I have already been long time aficionado. I would honestly spend 100$ on this if need be, if u luv ugk u **have** to carve out time in your schedule to give this book a chance I don't think many of you will be able to put it down. So amazing Julie Beverly, respect!!
Not your traditional style of reading format nevertheless lots of interesting information for anybody interested in the infamous life of pimp c I'm confident this will be the basis for a movie some day