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Bun B Takes Hip-hop Culture Class Online

Rap veteran Bun B is helping to educate fans across the world on hip-hop culture by launching a free online class with officials at Rice University in Houston, Texas.The Ugk icon became a lecturer at...

A$ap Yams' Initial Autopsy Inconclusive

An initial autopsy to determine the cause of death of A$Ap Mob rap crew co-founder A$Ap Yams has proved inconclusive.The aspiring star, real name Steven Rodriguez, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his Brooklyn, New...

Bun B Honoured By U.s. Congress

Rapper Bun B has been honoured by members of the U.S. Congress for his efforts in encouraging students and residents to vote.The former Ugk hitmaker was feted by Houston, Texas representative Sheila Jackson Lee on...

Outkast's Homecoming Set Delayed By Heavy Rain

Organisers of the CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival in Georgia were forced to keep Outkast fans waiting on Sunday (27Apr14) after heavy rain delayed the reunited rap duo's set by over an hour.Andre 3000 and...

Pimp C's Mother Passes Away

Late rapper Pimp C's mother has passed away, according to U.S. reports.Weslyn 'Mama Wes' Monroe had been battling a serious illness in a Port Arthur, Texas hospital and reportedly passed away on Sunday (18Aug13)....

Rapper Juicy J Producing New Posthumous Pimp C Album

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...

Bun Beyonce Recruits Texas Rap Stars For New Remix

Beyonce is shining the spotlight on her home state of Texas after recruiting rap natives Bun B, Slim Thug and Scarface to feature on the hip-hop remix to her new song I Been On.Fellow Houston...

Bun B And N.o.r.e. Remember Late Rapper Pimp C

Rappers Bun B, N.O.R.E. and Chamillionaire have paid tribute to late hip-hop star Pimp C on the fifth anniversary of his death.The Ugk icon, real name Chad Butler, passed away on 4 December, 2007, aged...

Ugk Honoured In Texas

Legendary hip-hop duo Ugk has been inducted into the Museum of the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame.Rapper Bun B attended a ceremony in Port Arthur, Texas on Sunday (02Dec12) and brought his late bandmate...

Pimp C's Widow Establishes Scholarship Fund

The widow of rapper Pimp C is auctioning off one of the Ugk star's gold record plaques to raise funds for a new scholarship established in his memory.Pimp C, real name Chad Butler, died in...

Rapper Bun B Gets Own Day In Houston

Rap veteran Bun B beamed with pride on Tuesday (30Aug11) as he was honoured with his own day in his native Texas.The hip-hop star, real name Bernard Freeman, recently learned he was being recognised by...

Solange Knowles Hoping To Dj Bun B Party With Badu

Singer Solange Knowles wants to give fellow Texan Bun B a birthday to remember by Dj-ing at a party in his honour with their mutual pal Erykah Badu.The Ugk rapper turned 38 on Saturday (19Mar11)...

Bun B Threatens Legal Action Against T-shirt Designers

Rapper BUN B has threatened to sue the designers behind a line of T-shirts bearing his likeness and that of his late UGK bandmate PIMP C.The hip-hop star was alerted to the merchandise via a...

Busta Rhymes And T.i. Lead Tributes To Pimp C

BUSTA RHYMES, T.I. and BIG BOI led tributes to late rapper PIMP C on the third anniversary of the star's death (04Dec10).Pimp C, real name Chad Butler, died on 4 December, 2007 after suffering an...

Bun B To Lecture At Texas University

Rap veteran BUN B is turning teacher to school university students in his native Texas about hip-hop and religion.The UGK legend will take charge of a course at Houston's Rice University next spring (11), and...

Drake Delights Hometown With All-star Performance

Canadian rapper DRAKE sent fans in his native Toronto into a frenzy on Sunday (01Aug10) by bringing out surprise guests EMINEM and JAY-Z to join him onstage during a star-studded performance.The Best I Ever Had...

Bun B Will Only Resurrect Ugk For A Good Cause

Rapper BUN B has mixed feelings about releasing a new UGK album without his bandmate PIMP C, insisting he will only seriously consider making another record if his late pal's grieving family is in need.Pimp...

Lil Wayne Will Never Give Up 'Syrup'

LIL WAYNE is refusing to give up his penchant for the potentially fatal cough medicine-based drink 'syrup', insisting on leaving his fate in God's hands instead. The Lollipop rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, is rarely seen...

Bun B Still Grieves For Pimp C

Rapper BUN B turned to author JOAN DIDION's emotional book about the loss of her husband to help him overcome the death of his UGK bandmate PIMP C. Pimp C, real name Chad Butler, died in...

Posthumous Pimp C Album In The Works

Late rapper PIMP C is to release a new solo album from beyond the grave. The UGK star, real name Chad Butler, died in December 2007 from an accidental overdose of codeine combined with the medical...

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