Rapper Pimp C, one half of rap group UGK, has finally released from prison Friday after rappers and fans lobbied via the aggressive Free Pimp C campaign throughout 2005.
The Houston-bred rapper, who turned 32 on Thursday, served roughly half of an eight-year sentence. He was incarcerated in January 2002 after violating probation by missing community service and wielding a firearm after an argument at a shopping mall.
Upon leaving a state prison facility in Huntsville, Texas, Pimp C was greeted by several people including rap partner Bun B.
In March, Rap-A-Lot Records released The Sweet James Jones Stories, his first solo set. Bun B would later release Trill, his solo foray.
Pimp C, whose real name is Chad Butler, will be on parole until December 2009.