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Sweet Jones: Pimp C's Trill Life Story

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  125 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A pioneer in the South's quest for respect in the Hip Hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad "Pimp C" Butler's controversial life - and suspicious death in 2007 - left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talented new artists inspired b ...more
Paperback, 726 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Shreveport Ave
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Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book could have easily trended into hagiography. Instead Julia Beverly gives an unflinching and touching account of a southern rap legend who embodied many contradictions. Without making excuses or dehumanizing her subject this is a definitive account of Pimp C's life.
Josué Rivas
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
"It ain't never too late to stop being a bitch." - Pimp C
Scott Murrah
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this is the greatest biography ive ever read short of malcolm x so if ive ever heard you singing chads verse on big pimpin then youre getting this for christmas and yes there will be a quiz.
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is an extraordinary and complete work by the author Julia Beverly. I grew up listening to UGK. Very first song I heard was Pocket Full of Stones. Been a fan ever since. This book covered his school choir days, his days as a producer, UGK's success, his temper, his drug use, his legal troubles, and the comeback that never quite came. I have no idea how the author was able to dig up so much information regarding Pimp C. The book takes you on the wild ride that was his life. The stories, specu ...more
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought, Holy Hell! over 700 pages!!! I, like most of my age group, grew up listening to UGK, but I personally met Pimp & Bun as a child, while visiting family in Port Arthur. I once had an ex tell me "Why do you like to so much gangsta music" ... I know probably 85% of UGK songs word for word. I've also been following Julia Beverly on social media for several years. I remember when she start OZONE so I knew she would do a wonderful job writing a book about Pimp C.... All in all, this book ...more
Deon Rose
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
jumped into my top 5. author did a great job with details. I definitely recommend!
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best biography I've ever read!

I will start out by saying I'm a huge UGK/Pimp C fan. But I've learned so many things I'd never known before. This book was very well written and extremely detailed. Possibly the most well written book I've ever read. I'm very critical when reading. I hate typos & there were none in this book. I would recommend this book to anybody, but more so to a true UGK fan or a fan of southern hip hop. Currently my 13 year old son is reading it & so is my mom lol. And
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
New favorite!!! This book covers soooo much!!!! Not only the life of Pimp C & hip hop, but the bullshit that goes on in private prisons, drug game, record labels, etc! It's thick! Took me almost 2 weeks to finish, but definitely one you can't put down. RIP PIMP C AND MAMA WES!!! Julia Beverly beyond amazing work!
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fascinating, engaging, well-researched read on Pimp C. Julia Beverly gives you a look into Chad Butler the person and the artist. It was such an extensive read it could also serve as the history of UGK, too. Great read.
Edward Clark
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Had to give this joint 5 star rating.

Great read!! I've been a Ugk fan since the beginning, yet I still learned a lot reading this masterpiece! Great job Julia Beverly you are now on my wishlist.
Gerard Truesdale

Great book that gives any UGK full, through, and an in depth look at pimp c. This book also answers many questions.
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Flat out GREAT!
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