Rapper Juicy J is helping to bring late hip-hop star Pimp C back from the dead with a new album of previously unreleased material.

The UGK icon, real name Chad Butler, died in 2007 after suffering an accidental drug overdose complicated by a pre-existing sleep disorder.

Now Oscar-winning Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J has revealed he is involved in the next posthumous project, the follow-up to 2011's Still Pimping.

Taking to his Twitter.com page on Sunday (11Aug13), he writes, "I'm producing the new pimp c album (of) unreleased material...!!!!!!!"