Vibe - 12/01, p.1943.5 discs out of 5
- "...When the duo raps over trunk-rattlin' beats and dense, slow-noddin', bluesy soundscapes...their swaggering flow is still seductive..."
UGK: Pimp C, Bun B.
Additional personnel includes: Kool Ace, Too Short, Devin The Dude, C-Note, Juicy J, DJ Paul, Jermaine Dupri, UGK, Eightball, MJG, Big Gipp.
Producers: N.O. Joe, Pimp C, J. Bido, Jermaine Dupri.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas.
A year after tasting mainstream success with Jigga on his hit single "Big Pimpin'" and five years after their definitive RIDIN' DIRTY, Port Author, Texas's own Underground Kingz (Pimp C and Bun-B) re-formed for their fourth major label release, 2001's DIRTY MONEY. With deep-fried southern funkadelic production that utilizes booming bass-lines, wah guitar riffs, and an array of compressed drum tracks, Pimp C's beatwork provides the ideal backdrop to the duo's back-and-forth lyrical onslaught. Largely overlooked (both commercially and critically) and under-promoted at the time of its release, DIRTY MONEY has stood the test of time and, in years since, has come to represent the best of that pure Dirty South G-Crunk before the region and its various subgenres became commercial goldmines. DIRTY MONEY features a thick guestlist that includes Eightball & MJG, Big Gipp of the Goodie Mob, Juicy J and DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia, Kool Ace, Too $hort, Jermaine Dupri, and Devin the Dude.