Pimp C’s Latest Posthumous Single Is Still Years Ahead Of Its Time (Audio)

Part of Pimp C’s tremendous Hip-Hop legacy is making outrageous songs. UGK classics like “Feel Like I’m The One Who’s Doin’ Dope” and “I Left It Wet For You” played like The Wolf Of Wall Street in richly-produced audio. Chad Butler rhymed about drugs, sex, and violence unabashedly, influencing his peers in the ’90s, 2000s, and well beyond his 2007 death.

As somebody who seemingly always planned ahead (as learned in a recent interview with family-authorized biographer and friend Julia Beverly), there remains an onslaught of Pimp C music nearly eight years after his death. After two posthumous Rap-A-Lot Records solo efforts, and one UGK release, the latest batch of Chad’s sounds go to Mass Appeal Records. The Nas-backed label announced December 4 release, Long Live The Pimp. The effort features partner Bun B, as well as Nas, Devin The Dude, 8Ball, and others (tracklist below). It also features Lil Wayne, who worked with Pimp in his life, including a 2006 collaboration (“4 Corners”) with Bow Wow.

“3-Way Freak” is everything Heads might expect, coming from these two outspoken lyricists. Sparing no detail, Chad and Wayne bring their midnight maneuvers to life, as Pimp interpolates Leon Haywood’s “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You.” Heads may know that is the same record Dr. Dre worked into his Chronic ignition. This song has evocative, instrument-driven production, with Pimp’s smooth singing. Does this not sound brand new, despite its circumstances?

Here’s Pimp C’s Long Live The Pimp tracklist:

1 Long Live The Pimp
2 3 Way Freak f. Lil Wayne
3 Ain’t Said Shit f. Ty Dolla Sign & Devin The Dude
4 Wavybone f. A$AP Rocky, Juicy J & Bun B
5 Spittin’ Game (Interlude)
6 Trill f. A’Doni, Slim Thug, ESG & Lil KeKe
7 Bitch Get Down f. Bun B, 8 Ball & MJG
8 PayDay f. Juicy J
9 Slab Music f. Lil KeKe
10 True To The Game f. David Banner
11 Triflin’ Hoe (Interlude)
12 To Lose A Whore
13 Friends f. Juicy J & Nas
14 Southside
15 Butta Cookies
16 Country Thang (Outro)
17 Twerk Something f. T.I. [iTunes Exclusive]

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