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Hot! UGK Inducted Into The Gulf Coast Museum’s Music Hall Of Fame

The Port Arthur, Texas rap duo UGK will be receiving a well deserved honor today when they will be inducted into the Gulf Coast Museum’s Music Hall of Fame.

Bun B and the late Pimp C have influenced the hip hop industry in many ways since they hit the scene in 1988 with the cassette only EP titled The Southern Way, which featured the songs “Short Texas” and “Tell Me Something Good.”

Almost every rapper from the South has paid homage to the group at one time or another.

The duo went on to release ground breaking albums like Too Hard To Swallow, Super Tight, Ridin’ Dirty, Underground Kingzand more.

Their biggest commercial success was a collaboration with Jay-Z titled “Big Pimpin” off of Hov’s 1999 album Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter. The song almost didn’t happen because Pimp C thought it was too commercial.

“It sounded like a pop record to me,” Pimp told MTV News’ Sway during a prison visit in 2005. “I didn’t want to do it. It scared me, because I didn’t know how people was going to take us going in that direction. But I remember Jay telling me, ‘Look, family: It’s going to be the biggest record of your career. If you don’t do it for yourself, just do it for me.’ That was good enough for me, so I jumped on it.”

Pimp C died on December 4, 2007, but Bun B has kept his name alive by continuing to put out quality music.

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