What an amazing night!
This event was put together to honor Pimp C in conjunction with Rice University. There was a panel of seven Houston influencers ranging from artists to music producers and philanthropist. ESG, DJ Michael 5000 Watts, Bun B, Lil Keke, Chinara Butler (Pimp C’s Wife), David Banner, Mr. Lee and hosted by 97.9’s Madd Hatta.
The panel came together to discuss Chad Lamont “Pimp C” Butler’s lasting legacy and musical influence.The theme that seemed to be continuous throughout the night was how raw and uncut Pimp C was in every aspect of his life, and how he truly cared for the city of Houston. I even learned some things I never knew about Pimp, like he didn’t want to do Big Pimpin! One of his biggest hits & they literally had to convince him to do it. And he apparently could throw down in the kitchen! Who knew?
The night did get a little heated when a UGK fan asked Bun B a question about Pimp C’s death. The nameless fan questioned whether or not Bun thought the government had anything to do with Pimp’s death? there was tension in the air as Bun responded with heart felt passion and stated that his friend died of natural causes. ” He was over weight, out of shape, and suffered from sleep apnea. Bun set the record straight! It wasn’t a government conspiracy nor was there anything bun could have done to prevent his death, so stop whispering false rumors and speak the facts!
The night ended on a positive note with the panelists and fans all sharing personal thoughts, stories and anecdotes about the late, great Pimp. His fans walked away feeling like they knew Chad “Pimp C ” butler a little better.