Video: All-Star Tribute to UGK [Mini-Documentary]

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Published on November 12, 2012 with No Comments">No Comments

Sama’an Ashrawi has created a great tribute to commemorate the 20th anniversary of UGK’s debut album. His mini-documentary chronicles the myriad of artists, from A$AP Rocky, to DJ Jazzy Jeff, Shabazz Palaces, Big Boi, Waka Flocka and many other, talking about how they were influenced by the legacy of Bun & Pimp.

20 years ago, UGK (Bun B & Pimp C) released their first full-length album, Too Hard To Swallow. Since the release of their debut, UGK has gone on to influence two generations of MCs; this mini-documentary explores the influence of UGK’s music outside of their home state of Texas.

The Tumblr page dedicated to the documentary promises more coming in the future, so keep an eye on that.


1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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