Texas rap vets UGK
are finishing their 5th LP, "UGK V (Five)." Originally, UGK planned to release
an LP titled "Riding Platinum," but decided to wait until 1996's "Riding Dirty"
reaches platinum status. "'Five' is the definitive southern rap album - the
culmination of 10 years spent rap hustling," Bun B. said. UGK appeared on Jay-Z's
1999 hit "Big Pimpin."
There is no release date on "UGK V," and according
to sources, one of the reasons is that Pimp C. is locked down for parole violations
and must serve out the duration of his sentence, although the amount of time
he must serve isn't clear at press time.
Bun B. is finishing up his third independent
release with his group MDDLFNGZ (Middle Fingers). The group, which dropped two
albums in 2001 is working on their latest effort, titled "No Apologies." The
album features Bun B., I.T., Sean Wee, Bad Ass Bam Young Lo and Big Mon. The
album will drop through Perfecto Entertainment later this year.