Man I blasted this out to like every hip hop site and board on the planet and didn't put it on my own blog yet. I'm about to head out to Houston to do the Pimp C Tribute show tonight. Read below for all the info and please tune in and let me know you are out there.
Wednesday Night at Midnight, the start of December 4th marks one year since Chad Butler aka Pimp C was found dead in a hotel room in Los Angeles. Last year we at Damage Control produced a bit of a tribute to the man, just a couple days after he passed. Wednesday night/Thursday morning we will take a look at the year since he has passed and will have some of his friends and family on the phone and in the studio talking about the man and all he brought to the music game.
It's one of the "hip-hop" deaths that I am sickest about. How many of our leaders have to die? Think about those who have passed in our community, almost all of them were leaders. Screw, Fat Pat, Hawk, Big Mello, Big Moe, all changed the game in some way, shape or form. They're not the only ones. We can't forget Pac, Biggie, Big L, hell we can't forget Scott LaRock, all leaders. Pimp C was a leader too. He was a man respected cuz he built his own lane and stayed in it and dominated it. He and Bun B are the backbone of this southern rap movement. The mentors, the true Kings. I thank God that we still have Bun B in our presence. He will join us in the studio and we have calls lined up from Mama Wes, David Banner, Greg Nice, Big Gipp and DJ Paul. That won't be all as I am sure more Houston folk will join us to relay some stories.
This time around though, the studio is closed to anyone not invited. We want to make this serious and can't have just anyone coming down fucking with the vibe. This is for Pimp C and this is how we do it.
Wednesday Night / Thursday Morning 12 a.m. - 3 a.m. Central Time
Live on KPFT, 90.1 FM in HOuston, 89.5 in Galveston
http://www.kpft.org on the world wide web.
Call in number is 713-526-KPFT. We may put a couple listeners on the air.
R.I.P. Pimp C!