Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper and producer. He was one half of the influential hip-hop group UGK. Chad Lemon Butler was born in Port Arthur, Texas. There he met his friend, who would later become Bun B and together they formed the Houston-based rap group UGK. They rapped ‘underground’, until they both made a deal with Bigtyme Records. Pimp worked hard on the first UGK project, The Southern Way, which was avaliable in 1988 and on casette only. It wasn’t until 1992 that UGK really broke through into the hip hop/rap world.