- Category : 1973-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Demands 2
American rapper, singer, and producer, best known for his work with Bun B as a founding member of the Underground Kingz (UGK).
In January 2002, Pimp C was sentenced to eight years in prison for violating his probation by ignoring his sentence to community service stemming from an earlier aggravated assault charge. His arrest was widely protested by the hip hop community, who along with Bun B, immediately initiated a grassroots "Free Pimp C" campaign. While Pimp C was in prison, Rap-A-Lot Records released "Sweet James Jones Stories" in 2005, most of which consisted of unreleased freestyle recordings.
Pimp C spent the later portion of his sentence at the Terrell Unit in Brazoria County, Texas and was transferred to the Huntsville Unit a week prior to his release. On 30 December 2005, Pimp C was released from prison and placed on parole until December 2007.
On 11 July 2006, Pimp C released his debut solo album, Pimpalation. Pimp C was found dead in a hotel in West Hollywood, California, on 4 December 2007. Like many other Southern rappers, Pimp C frequently referenced the recreational consumption of "syrup" (also known as Purple Drank) or "lean" in his music.