The late Pimp C's wife speaks out against an upcoming biography on her husband and reveals a posthumous album is nearing completion.
Hip-hop journalist Julia Beverly is currently at work on a book about the life of the late Pimp C. Despite reportedly getting approval from Pimp C's mother, Mama Wes, and stating she would share proceeds with Pimp C's estate, the former UGK rapper's wife has spoken out publicly against the biography. At the same time, she's announced that there's a posthumous album for Pimp C in the works.
The posthumous LP will be executive produced by Pimp C's wife, Chinara Butler, and Juicy J. They've also lined up an array of current artists to feature and produce for the LP, including Mike WiLL Made It, Warren G, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Bun B, Wiz Khalifa, E-40, Too Short and more.
Read Butler's full statement below. Are you excited for the posthumous release?
"As the matriarch of my family, and voice of Chad Butler’s estate, I feel that it’s imperative that I make it publicly known that we do not endorse, nor have any ties to Julia Beverly’s pending unauthorized biography of Pimp C’s life. While I did meet with Julia regarding the book, I never committed our support to the project. We are working tirelessly to protect and manage the legacy my late husband built, and this book is counterproductive to our goals.
Pimp C’s estate has several projects underway that we know his fans will appreciate, including new music. After a successful Pimp C Tribute show at A3C, we’re putting the finishing touches on a new album. The project is the culmination of more than a year of work from Juicy J and myself. The project includes production contributions from Ray Murray (of Organized Noise), DJ B-Do ,CoryMo, Mike Will Made-It and Warren G, and features from Bun B, E-40,Too-Short, ASAP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Lill Wayne, Chris Brown, ESG, Lil KeKe, Devin The Dude, Sleepy Brown, Raheem Devaughn,Rick Ross and more. I’m also penning a book that will give the world new insight into Chad Butler, the man.
I believe that all things should be done decent and in order, but more importantly with respect. While we wish Julia the best in her endeavors, it is our desire to totally separate ourselves, and the late Mama Wes from this project.
In closing, I’d like to say thank you to the loyal Pimp C/UGK fans worldwide, keep it Trill!!"