20 years ago, Texas-bred hip hop duo UGK (Bun B & Pimp C) put out their first full-length album, Too Hard To Swallow. Since the release of their debut, UGK has gone on to influence two generations of emcees and hip hop heads alike. The legendary pair’s most acclaimed album, Underground Kingz, dropped back in 2007 and charted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200. There’s no doubt that Bun B and Pimp C have provided years of inspiration to the hip hop game. In their honor, UT-Austin film grad Sama’an Ashrawi has compiled a mini-documentary that explores the influence of UGK’s music outside of their home state of Texas.

Interviews included in this video:

9th Wonder
ASAP Rocky
Big Boi
Brother Ali
Freddie Gibbs
Hannibal Buress
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Killer Mike
Lupe Fiasco
People Under the Stairs
Shabazz Palaces
Talib Kweli
Waka Flocka
Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def)

R.I.P. Pimp C

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