Bun hopes the final album will be a nice stamp on the end of their over 20-year run as a group, following the untimely passing of his partner-in-crime, Pimp C.
“The new UGK album 4 Life is the final studio album from my late great brother Chad Butler, aka Pimp C, and myself,” Bun B said in a statement. “It is my sincere hope that it’s a fitting bookend
According to Bun B, the album is for all the fans they’ve earned over the years and the ones who’ve been loyal from the beginning.
“[UGK 4 Life] is an album for the people; for all those who have been with us from the beginning to those we’ve gained along the way, family and friends, the street cats and the squares, the supporters as well as the detractors,” he said.
Ever since their 1988 EP release, The Southern Way, Bun B and Pimp C have influenced a generation of artists including Jay-Z, OutKast, and Lil Wayne, and helped first introduction the nation of southern hip-hop.
They’ve released five studio-albums — including Too Hard To Swallow (1992), Super Tight (1994), the gold-certified Ridin’ Dirty (1996), Dirty Money (2001), and the critically-acclaimed UGK (Underground Kingz) (2007).
Underground Kingz was the duo’s most groundbreaking, positioning them at no. 1 on three separate album charts for the first time. Additionally, UGK earned their first Grammy nomination for their collaborative hit, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You),” featuring Outkast.