The late rapper/producer Pimp C‘s lyrics and other memorabilia will be preserved and displayed at Rice University starting January 31.
The UGK co-founder’s contribution to Hip-Hop, Southern Hip-Hop and the city of Houston is being celebrated by displaying artifacts from his life. According to the Rice University library website, the collection will include handwritten lyrics, promotional items as well as documents from the Texas Department of Justice about his aggravated assault arrest. There will also be a Grammy nomination, a copy of the original obituary from his funeral, and concert footage.
Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University Anthony B. Pinn, tells XXL: “The CERCL archive is committed to preserving the historical and cultural memory of Houston, and in this way helping to recall how Houston fits into national conversations and developments,” Pinn tells
“The CERCL archive is committed to preserving the historical and cultural memory of Houston, and in this way helping to recall how Houston fits into national conversations and developments. One dimension of the archive involves hip-hop culture in Houston. A vital component of the history of Hip-Hop in Houston involves UGK, and so we are delighted to include Pimp C in the archive. His materials shed additional light on the importance of Houston the the global development of Hip-Hop.”
The collection will be open to the public starting with a free panel called “A Trill Legacy” on January 31. If you want to attend the event, you can RSVP at AllThingsTrill.com.