UGK News

  • 50 Cent Thinks Jay Z's Idea To Collaborate With UGK Was Borrowed From Him
    50 Cent Thinks Jay Z's Idea To Collaborate With UGK Was Borrowed From Him
    Mar 18, 2014 at 02:21pm
    50 Cent and Jay Z are two of the biggest rappers ever to come out of New York, so naturally they have a bit of a competitive relationship. In a soon-to-air interview with Sirius XM, 50 spoke on his output during Jay Z's retirement, as well as Jay's decision to work with UGK on "Big Pimpin'".
  • Places & Faces Referenced On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
    Places & Faces Referenced On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
    May 27, 2015 at 07:29pm
    After his debut album, Live.Long.A$AP, ASAP Rocky went quiet for awhile-- music-wise, that is. In the interim between L.L.A. and A.L.L.A., Rocky rose atop the fashion world and romanced some very high-profile celebrities. He didn't forget the music, though, and A.L.L.A. is certainly his most ambitious project yet. 
  • Trunk Bangers
    Trunk Bangers
    Aug 27, 2014 at 02:43pm
    The age-old question under which almost all hip-hop music is scrutinized: does it pass the car test? There isn't a precise recipe for passing the car test. What goes in the living room, livens up an elevator, or tears the roof off of a nightclub, may not be suitable for the cabin of your automobile. If you asked me, I would say that passing the car test requires a certain bold, yet uninvasive presence, allowing you to balance your attention between the rhymes, the rhythm, and the road. 
  • See Photos From Drake's Houston Appreciation Weekend
    See Photos From Drake's Houston Appreciation Weekend
    May 23, 2015 at 05:19pm
    For some reason or another, Drake has taken it upon himself to get the world to appreciate the city of Houston, a noble cause, no doubt. Though Houston residents didn't exactly name him their official Canadian ambassador, it's clear Drake and his OVO team put a lot of effort and resources into making Houston Appreciation Weekend a success. 
  • Hip-Hop Albums That Represent Major Cities
    Hip-Hop Albums That Represent Major Cities
    Aug 18, 2015 at 02:36pm
    Have you ever been listening to a hip-hop album from top to bottom and realized that every word, every beat and every cadence is an almost perfect representation of the city you're from? Have you ever taken a step back and noticed how much an album "sounds" like a very distinct place? That is the power of hip-hop albums; they serve as city soundtracks.
  • Top 20 Rap-A-Lot Records Tracks
    Top 20 Rap-A-Lot Records Tracks
    May 3, 2014 at 07:52pm
    Rap-A-Lot Records was founded by James "J Prince" Smith in Houston, TX in 1986, during hip-hop's Golden Age, as well as the time when Gangsta Rap was slowly starting to gain prominence. Stereotypically, Gangsta Rap is viewed as vulgar, and can sometimes promote violence against women without any really basis or message. 
  • #TBT: Deep Cuts From T.I.
    #TBT: Deep Cuts From T.I.
    Oct 9, 2014 at 05:00pm
    T.I. is a legend at this point. For nearly 20 years he has been blessing the mic with verses of the hustle, the struggle, roads to success and pimpin'. He's a rapper, actor, convicted felon and one of the south's most heralded artists.
  • 10 H-Town Classics To Celebrate Houston Appreciation Weekend
    10 H-Town Classics To Celebrate Houston Appreciation Weekend
    May 20, 2015 at 01:50pm
    Yesterday (May 19), Drake announced the schedule for the second annual OVO-run Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW), which kicks off tomorrow (May 21) with a Bun B tribute event and ends Sunday (May 24) with a Drizzy/Future "Jungle" show and a Boosie Badazz after-party. 
  • Bun B Talks About The "Hip-Hop And Religion" Course He Teaches At Rice University
    Bun B Talks About The "Hip-Hop And Religion" Course He Teaches At Rice University
    Feb 22, 2015 at 07:28pm
    Did you know Bun B, one half of the legendary Houston duo UGK, is a faculty member at Rice University? While Bun's musical output has slowed in recent years, his knowledge of hip-hop remains unquestionable, and since 2011, he has been teaching said knowledge in a professional capacity. Last Thursday, Bun went on HOT 97 and talked to Ebro about the "Hip-Hop and Religion" course he teaches.
  • Happy Birthday DJ Screw: Elite Chops
    Happy Birthday DJ Screw: Elite Chops
    Jul 20, 2015 at 01:50pm
    Houston is a well-known hip-hop hub, and that's largely due to the music of DJ Screw. By pioneering the chopped and screwed remixing method, Screw is one of the first dudes to make really slow rap music cool. It's safe to say that the music of Texans like UGK would be different if it weren't for his legacy, but it's also likely that modern rap-- the A$AP Rocky, Drake, Migos of the world-- would have different styles as well.
  • #TBT: UGK
    #TBT: UGK
    Aug 13, 2015 at 01:31pm
    Bun B and Pimp C are two of Texas rap's biggest names. When they blessed the beat together as UGK, they were unstoppable. Formed in 1987, the Underground Kings released six LPs of original music along with many more EPs, mixtapes, and big-time features, including spots on Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'" and Three 6 Mafia's "Sippin' on Some Syrup." 
  • Pimp C's Mother, "Mama Wes" Has Passed Away
    Pimp C's Mother, "Mama Wes" Has Passed Away
    Aug 18, 2013 at 03:59pm
    Earlier in the week, Pimp C's mother was reportedly hospitalized in Port Arthur, Texas with serious illness. Unfortunately, the late rapper's UGK partner Bun B has now confirmed that C's mother has passed away.  Not much is known of the cause of her death, but Bun offered a photo and short eulogy to Mama Wes on Instagram today. View it below.
  • Bun B Announces Features For New Project, "The Epilogue"
    Bun B Announces Features For New Project, "The Epilogue"
    Oct 4, 2013 at 04:22pm
    Bun B established himself as a legend with his work with UGK, but since Pimp C's tragic passing, the rapper has continued to make an impact with his solo releases. We haven't heard from Bun since 2010's Trill OG, but the Texan rapper has now announced a new project-- which actually pulls from the same sessions as his last album.
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