UGK UGK 4Life
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- Released: March 31, 2009
- Label: Jive
Rolling Stone - p.863.5 stars out of 5 -- 'Da Game Been Good to Me' reminds us what rap lost with Pimp C's death: one of its most musical and melodic MCs, with a thick drawl and a knack for wildly elongating words..."
Spin - p.98"UGK 4 LIFE is a fitting capper to this Texas duo's storied career -- nothing groundbreaking, just funky, rough-hewn, celebratory tracks."
Blender (Magazine)4 stars out of 5 -- "The languid beats are hazy with heat-distortion organs...the spirit is carefree....Pimp excelled at scowling, bawdy boasts, and he creates his own eulogy here..."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Bun-B's performance is a masterwork of nuance here, sounding doubled even when it's obvious he's not..."
- 2.Still On The Grind - (featuring Raheem DeVaughn)
- 3.Everybody Wanna Ball
- 4.Feelin' You
- 5.Pimp & The Bun, The - (featuring Ronald Isley)
- 6.She Luv It
- 7.7th Street Interlude
- 8.Swishas & Erb - (featuring Sleepy Brown)
- 9.Purse Come First - (featuring Big Gipp)
- 10.Harry A**Hole - (featuring Lil' Boosie / Webbie)
- 11.Used To Be - (featuring E-40/8Ball / MJG/B-Legit)
- 12.Steal Your Mind - (featuring Too Short / Snoop Dogg)
- 13.Texas Ave. Interlude
- 14.Bad As Hell - (featuring Akon)
- 15.Da Game Been Good To Me
Audio Mixer: Mike Dean .
A unique memorial to Pimp C, who died in December 2007, UGK 4 LIFE doesn't smother the duo's swan song in posthumous sentiment. (There's a foreboding proclamation from Pimp C during the intro that he and Bun B are "back from the dead.") But from there, his surviving partner and production team let the music--and familiar themes of sex and other forms of indulgent relaxation--take center stage. Apart from inviting a revaluation of the late rapper's underrated soulfulness, 4 LIFE serves as a testament to UGK's trademark smoothness, which, on their final collaboration, evokes what the Ohio Players might sound like if they were updated for the hip-hop generation.
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