Ugk For Life(Explicit Version) CD (2009)

Artist: Ugk

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Specifications

Label Jive Records/sbme
SKU 210242071
UPC 886972696621
UPC 14 00886972696621
Format CD
Release Date 3/31/2009
Links
Author Ugk
Compilation Appearance Vol. 3-Life & Times Of S.Carte (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Last Of A Dying Breed (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance When The Smoke Clears (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Back For The First Time (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Gangsta Musik (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance My Homies (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Best Of Rap-A-Lot(screwed & Chop
Compilation Appearance Most Known Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance King (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Last 2 Walk(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hits Collection Volume One
Compilation Appearance Vicious Lies Dangerous Rumors(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Icon:master P
Compilation Appearance Icon:master P(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 5 Classic Albums:no Limit Records
Compilation Appearance PLAYLIST:VERY BEST OF THREE 6 MAFIA(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best/three 6 Mafia
Associated Artist/Work T.I.
Artist Influence 8Ball
Artist Influence Big Daddy Kane
Artist Influence EPMD
Artist Influence Eric B. & Rakim
Artist Influence Ice-T
Artist Influence Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Artist Influence Master P
Artist Influence N.W.A
Artist Influence Too $hort
Artist Contemporary 8Ball and MJG
Artist Contemporary Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Artist Contemporary Capone-N-Noreaga
Artist Contemporary DJ Screw
Artist Contemporary Dr. Dre
Artist Contemporary E-40 (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Gangsta Blac
Artist Contemporary Green City
Artist Contemporary Kane & Abel
Artist Contemporary OutKast
Artist Contemporary Silkk the Shocker
Artist Contemporary Three 6 Mafia
Artist Contemporary Tom Skeemask
Artist Contemporary Tru
Artist Follower 2 Chainz
Artist Follower Big Boi
Artist Follower Boosie Badazz
Artist Follower C-Murder
Artist Follower Chamillionaire
Artist Follower Juicy J
Artist Follower Lil' Flip
Artist Follower Lil' Keke
Artist Follower Mike Jones (Rap)
Artist Follower Paul Wall (Rap)
Artist Follower ScHoolboy Q
Artist Follower Waka Flocka Flame
Artist Follower Webbie
Artist Follower Young Jeezy
Technical Info
Engineer Mike Mo; Chris Soper; Hal Fitzgerald; Ari Raskin
Producer Giorgio Tuinfort; Steve Below; Mannie Fresh; Mike Dean; 808 Boyz; Akon; Bun B; Pimp C
CatalogID 88697269662
Lable Name Jive (USA)
Released 04/27/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 19s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886972696621
Musical Guests
Raheem DeVaughn
Ronald Isley
Sleepy Sleepy Brown
Big Gipp
Lil' Boosie
Webbie
E-40
Eightball
MJG
B-Legit
8Ball & MJG
Too $hort
Snoop Dogg
Akon
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rick Marcel (guitar).
Audio Mixers: Mike Mo; Mike Dean ; Leslie Brathwaite.
Recording information: Chung King Studios, New York, NY; Legacy Recording Studios, New York, NY; M.A.D. Studios, Houston, TX; Maximedia Studios, Dallas, TX; Silent Sound Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; Swagger Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Trill Cave Studios, Port Arthur, TX.
Photographers: Clay Patrick McBride; Keith Bardin; Pam Francis.
A unique memorial to Pimp C, who died in December 2007, UGK 4 LIFE doesn't smother the duo's swan song in posthumous sentiment. (There's a foreboding proclamation from Pimp C during the intro that he and Bun B are "back from the dead.") But from there, his surviving partner and production team let the music--and familiar themes of sex and other forms of indulgent relaxation--take center stage. Apart from inviting a revaluation of the late rapper's underrated soulfulness, 4 LIFE serves as a testament to UGK's trademark smoothness, which, on their final collaboration, evokes what the Ohio Players might sound like if they were updated for the hip-hop generation.
Artist Overview
UGK (aka Underground Kingz) are Houston-based MCs Bun B and Pimp C. Along with the Geto Boys, the duo are considered key figures in the rise of Houston rap in the late 1980s. Although their lyrics cover fairly typical gangsta rap terrain, the UGK's association with the Screwed Up Click put them at the fore of the then obscure Chopped & Screwed movement. The duo has also guested on classic tracks like Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" and Three 6 Mafia's iconic "Sippin on Some Sizzurp." Bun B and Pimp C have both released successful solo albums in the new millennium. Sadly, Pimp C was found dead in a Hollywood room in late 2007.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- 'Da Game Been Good to Me' reminds us what rap lost with Pimp C's death: one of its most musical and melodic MCs, with a thick drawl and a knack for wildly elongating words..."
Spin (p.98) - "UGK 4 LIFE is a fitting capper to this Texas duo's storied career -- nothing groundbreaking, just funky, rough-hewn, celebratory tracks."
Blender (Magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The languid beats are hazy with heat-distortion organs...the spirit is carefree....Pimp excelled at scowling, bawdy boasts, and he creates his own eulogy here..."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Bun-B's performance is a masterwork of nuance here, sounding doubled even when it's obvious he's not..."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Still On The Grind - (featuring Raheem DeVaughn)
3 Everybody Wanna Ball
4 Feelin' You
5 Pimp & The Bun, The - (featuring Ronald Isley)
6 She Luv It
7 7th Street Interlude
8 Swishas & Erb - (featuring Sleepy Brown)
9 Purse Come First - (featuring Big Gipp)
10 Harry A**Hole - (featuring Lil' Boosie/Webbie)
11 Used To Be - (featuring E-40/8Ball/MJG/B-Legit/Eightball & MJG)
12 Steal Your Mind - (featuring Too Short/Snoop Dogg)
13 Texas Ave. Interlude
14 Hard As Hell - (featuring Akon)
15 Da Game Been Good To Me
16 Outro
Product Attributes
Artist Ugk
Label Jive/silvertone Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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