Rapper Pimp C Released From Jail

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.