Kings of the Underground tells the story of the humble beginnings of Pimp C and Bun B, who eventually banded together to form the super rap duo UGK. The film chronicles UGK’s influence on hip-hop and their quest to remain relevant in a volatile industry. The candid expose’ also examines Pimp C’s personal struggle with prison and Bun B’s crusade for his partner’s freedom. Ultimately, UGK’s quest to re-conquer the rap world was cut short by the untimely death of Pimp C. Kings of the Underground is a classic tale of two friends united in one struggle to make good on a childhood promise that they would always be “UGK For Life.” Features interviews by Lil’ Wayne , Baby, T.I., Rick Ross, Three 6 Mafia, Big Boi, Slim Thug and more…
Cast: Bun B, Pimp C, Lil Wayne, Baby, T.I., Rick Ross, Three 6 Mafia, Big Boi, Slim Thug
Director(s): Thomas Gibson
• UGK (short for Underground Kingz) was a Grammy Award nominated hip-hop duo that formed in 1987.
• They released several Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip Hop charting albums, including the self-titled Underground Kingz album which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in August 2007.
• The group has also been featured on hit singles by other artists, such as on Big Pimpin’ by Jay-Z and Sippin’ on Some Syrup by Three 6 Mafia.
• Sales History:
*2009’s UGK 4 Life CD (3/19/09 Release) 197,845 SoundScans #6 Billboard 200/#2 R&B
*2007’s Underground Kingz CD (8/7/07 Release) 479,160 Soundscans #1 Billboard 200/#1 R&B
*Pimp C: The Final Chapter DVD (6/3/08 Release) 12,825 Soundscans
*Pimp C’s Pimpalation DVD (3/28/06 Release) 29,522 Soundscans
*2008, Video of the Year (International Players Anthem) with Outkast (Won)
*2008, Best Group (Won)
*2001, Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group (Big Pimpin) (Nominated)
*2008, Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group [“Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”] (Nominated)