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Today, March 31, marks the fifth year anniversary of UGK 4 Life, the sixth and last studio album from two of the pioneers of Texas and Southern hip-hop, Bun B and Pimp C. The album, released posthumously after the Pimp's death in 2007 and mostly completed before his passing, was the final farewell for the duo, whose pioneering sound and tough lyricism inspired an entire generation of rappers, both inside and outside the South while also inspiring rappers of their own generation.

While the music lives on, and Bun continues to carry on UGK's mission, XXL spoke to 11 rappers—peers, disciples and those in between—about the legacy of UGK 4 Life, the importance of the duo, and what Bun B and Pimp C brought to hip-hop that can never be replaced. Stay trill. —XXL Staff
Today, March 31, marks the fifth year anniversary of UGK 4 Life, the sixth and last studio album from two of the pioneers of Texas and Southern hip-hop, Bun B and Pimp C. The album, released posthumously after the Pimp's death in 2007 and mostly completed before his passing, was the final farewell for the duo, whose pioneering sound and tough lyricism inspired an entire generation of rappers, both inside and outside the South while also inspiring rappers of their own generation.

While the music lives on, and Bun continues to carry on UGK's mission, XXL spoke to 11 rappers—peers, disciples and those in between—about the legacy of UGK 4 Life, the importance of the duo, and what Bun B and Pimp C brought to hip-hop that can never be replaced. Stay trill. —XXL Staff
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Today In Hip-Hop: UGK Released ‘UGK 4 Life’

On this day, March 31st, in hip-hop history...

2009: Five years ago from this day, UGK released their 6th and final album UGK 4 Life, roughly a year and a half after the death of group member Pimp C...

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Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Fights Lil’ Flip

On this day, March 24, in hip-hop history...

2005: T.I. and Lil' Flip get into a brawl in the streets of Houston, Texas nearby neighborhood of Cloverland...

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Today In Hip-Hop: ‘The Eminem Show’ Goes Diamond

On this day, March 7, in hip-hop history...

2011: Coming off of the success of his 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem followed up with the release of The Eminem Show two years later...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Says “Wu-Tang Is for the Children” At 40th Annual Grammy Awards

On this day, Feb. 25, in hip-hop history, ODB crashed the stage at the 40th Annual Grammys and declared "Wu-Tang is for the children."

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Today in Hip-Hop: The Roots Drop ‘Things Fall Apart’

On this day, Feb. 23, in hip-hop history, Philly collective The Roots dropped their fourth studio album, 'Things Fall Apart' a breakthrough album for mainstream success.

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Today In Hip-Hop History: Eminem Performs “Stan” With Elton John At 43rd Grammy Awards

On this day, February 21st, in hip-hop history...

February 21, 2001: On this date 13 years ago, Eminem and Elton John performed Em's critically acclaimed song "Stan" live at the 2001 Grammy Awards...

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Today In Hip-Hop: The Fugees Release ‘The Score’

On this day, February 13, in hip-hop history...

 

Today marks 18 years since the Fugees first killed us softly with their multi-platinum sophomore album The Score. The...

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Today in Hip-Hop: OutKast Win Album Of The Year At The 46th Grammy Awards

On Feb 8, 2004, Outkast won three Grammys at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards for their work on the iconic duel album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

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Big Pun released 'Capital Punishment' on this day in 1998.
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RIP Big Pun (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000)

On this day, February 7, in hip-hop history…

 

 

2000: Almost 14 years after his death, Big Pun remains one of the most beloved figures in the 1990s New York hip-hop scene. Superst...

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Today In Hip-Hop: Snoop Dogg Drops “Gin and Juice”

On this day, January 15, in hip-hop history...

1994: Twenty years ago today, Snoop Dogg (then known as Snoop Doggy Dogg) released "Gin and Juice," his second single off his iconic debut album, Doggystyle...

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