Commemorating the Late Pimp C at @A3C with @Doughbeezy @KillaKyleon @Twistagmg @TMoGoodie23 @TRAEABN @DAREAL_8Ball @pimptypemjg @BunBTrillOG

117 Pimp C Memorial Concert123 Doughbeezy124 Doughbeezy125 Doughbeezy126 Doughbeezy127 Doughbeezy128 Doughbeezy129 Doughbeezy130 Killa Kyleon131 Killa Kyleon132 Killa Kyleon133 Killa Kyleon134 Killa Kyleon135 Killa Kyleon136 Killa Kyleon137 Killa Kyleon138 Killa Kyleon139 DJ Michael 5000 Watts141 Trae142 Trae143 Trae145 Trae149 Twista150 Twista154 Twista872 Doughbeezy155 Twista156 Twista874 Killa Kyleon159 Pimp C Memorial Concert160 Big Gipp876 Michael 5000 Watts161 Big Gipp162 Big Gipp877
Trae163 Eightball & MJG164 Eightball & MJG165 MJG166 MJG167 Eightball & MJG168 Eightball & MJG169 Eightball & MJG170 Eightball & MJG171 Eightball & MJG172 Eightball & MJG174 Eightball & MJG879 Twista175 Eightball & MJG176 Eightball & MJG178 Eightball & MJG179 Eightball & MJG180 Bun B181 Bun B183 Bun B184 Bun B185 Bun B186 Bun B188 Bun B189 Bun B190 Bun B888 Eightball & MJG191 Old Fourth Ward192 Edgewood Avenue193 Tyke T194 Edgewood and Boulevard195 Edgewood and Boulevard196 Edgewood Avenue197 Edgewood Avenue198 Edgewood Avenue200 Edgewood Avenue201 Edgewood Avenue202 Edgewood Avenue203 Edgewood Avenue204 Edgewood Avenue
The second and final outdoor show at the A3c main stage on Saturday was billed as a Pimp C Memorial Concert. As such, it featured an all-star cast of rappers who had known Pimp C, worked with him, or been influenced by him, from relatively new Texas rappers like Doughbeezy and Killa Kyleon, to legendary artists like Twista, TMo Goodie, Bigg Gipp, Eightball & MJG, Trae The Truth and Bun B himself. Most of the artists performed their classic and well-known material, and that was especially true of Eightball & MJG, who did classic material from their first album Coming Out Hard. I also noticed that the DJ played Playa Fly’s “Getting’ It On” at the beginning of the event.

Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) Live at The Earl @EARL_EAV @A3c #A3C2013


I wanted to make sure that I got the opportunity to see Bun B perform live at the Earl in East Atlanta Village, because although I had met Pimp C years ago in Port Arthur, I had never gotten an opportunity to see UGK perform live. In the event, the venue was packed to overflowing, and I really didn’t think I would get to see much. Fortunately, I was able to work my way up to the front near the stage, and was surprised to see that my homeboy Fort Knox was the master of ceremonies for that showcase. Bun’s performance touched on most of the most popular UGK songs, often with the audience reciting the late Pimp C’s verses. It was a great experience.

Collective Status (@StatusATX) on Austin’s 6th Street, @SXSW 2013

I first noticed Collective Status last year at SXSW, and the iconic hip-hop shop seems something of an anomaly amongst 6th Street’s seemingly-endless row of bars and clubs. But the upscale urban clothing boutique has a DJ in its front window during the festival, and helps sponsor some of the hip-hop showcases as well. They carry most of the popular clothing lines including Rocksmith, Crooks and Castles, 10 Deep and Pink Dolphin. They also have fitted caps, watches and shoes. If you visit, be sure to check out the custom-made figurine of the late Pimp C of UGK beside the cash register. Collective Status is located at 516 E. Sixth Street in Austin. Call them at (512) 480-0088 or email them at boutiquestatus@gmail.com.