Pimp-C, one half of the Texas rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), is set to release his first solo project, The Sweet James Jones Stories,due out early 2005 on Rap-A-Lot Records.
Pimp-C will be one of the first artists to release an album under Rap-A-Lot’s new distribution deal with Asylum/WMG/Warner Music Group. The Port Arthur, Texas bred rapper is currently incarcerated, serving an 8-year sentence for aggravated assaulted with a deadly weapon. “On this album Pimp-C shows how versatile he actually is. He is singing his own hooks…which is what UGK fans haven’t seen him do before,” said Rap-A-Lot CEO James Prince. “We were working on this album before he was incarcerated. In his rhymes, he gives those true UGK fans what they would be expecting to hear.” Some may remember Pimp-C featured on “Pocket Full of Stones” from “Menace to Society” or his guest appearances on Jay-Z’s hit “Big Pimpin” and 3-6 Mafia’s “Sippin on Some Sizzurp.” Pimp-C and Bun B formed UGK in the late 80s, releasing several major label albums with Jive, including Too Hard to Swallow,<Super Tight,Ridin' Dirty, and Dirty Money. The rapper has also produced records for Master P, C-Murder, 3-6 Mafia, David Banner’s group Crooked Letters and others. The album hits stores March 1 and the singles “Hogg in the Game” and “Is’a Playa” featuring Twista, Bun-B, & Z-RO are currently being serviced to radio.