Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
12/31/2005 11:43:01 AM
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All those "Free Pimp C" T-shirts and baseball caps are no longer needed. After almost four years in prison, underground rap star Pimp C became a free man just before noon Friday, according Michelle Lyons, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Since his incarceration in January 2002, "Free Pimp C" has been a rallying call for rappers and UGK fans across the country. Numerous rap stars have appeared in music videos and at concerts and awards shows clad in gear sporting the phrase.
Several people waited for him outside of the TDCJ‘s Walls Unit in Huntsville and he spoke with them for about 10 minutes before leaving, Lyons said.
In March, Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records released his first solo album, "The Sweet James Jones Stories," created from a series of freestyle raps he did years ago. Pimp C called the album subpar, but it still debuted at No. 3 on Billboard magazine‘s rap charts.
Bun B wasn‘t too fond of his own stint as a solo artist and is overjoyed at the possibilities for UGK now that Pimp C has been released.
Pimp C spent the latter part of his sentence at the TDJC‘s Terrell Unit, about 35 miles south of Houston in rural Rosharon. He was transferred to the Walls Unit earlier this week.
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