One of the most intelligently brash artists of his time, in 2007 the death of Pimp C (one half of iconic Southern duo UGK), left a gaping hole in the halls of Hip Hop. Unapologetically authentic, in addition to a rich catalogue of music, he leaves behind a number of brutally honest quotes and interviews, as only he could do.

Taking on the difficult task of capturing his larger than life persona into text is former Ozone Magazine Editor-in-Chief Julia Beverly; who developed a friendship with Pimp C as he penned numerous work for the publication while incarcerated. Said Beverly in a recent press release, “People often remember Pimp C for his flamboyant style and controversial interviews, but few understand just how complex and talented he was and how connected he was to the success of many other artists.”

She added, “Initially, I felt this was an important project because he hadn’t received a proper tribute.The more I researched, I realized his story is one that needs to be told; and I’m in the perfect position to tell it.”

The book has received the green light from his mother, the late Weslyn “Mama C” Monroe and will feature content that Beverly gained from hours of interviews with up to 250 different subjects that crossed paths with Pimp including; best friend and UGK brother in rhyme Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Lil Keke, Trae, Z-Ro, the Geto Boys, Snoop Dogg, Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, Master P, David Banner, Ice-T, Goodie Mob, Webbie, Mannie Fresh and more.

Penning a foreword is frequent collaborator and long time friend, Bay Area legend Too $hort.