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UGK aka the Underground Kingz dropped their classic record “Use Me Up,” November 10, 1992. The song samples Bill Withers’ “Use Me” and highlights the group’s use of deep bass and funk. “Use Me Up” is featured on the hip-hop duo’s 1992 album release, Too Hard to Swallow. Pimp C and Bun B formed UGK in the late 80s and later signed to Jive Records. Along with the Geto Boys, the dynamic duo helped push Houston, Texas onto the hip-hop map.
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UGK went on to release their second album Super Tight August 30, 1994, and in 1996, the duo hit the R&B charts with Ridin’ Dirty which reached the number two spot. In 2001, UGK dropped Dirty Money, but then Pimp C began serving a three-year jail sentence. In 2007, UGK returned to the hip-hop scene with their double album Underground Kingz. Sadly, hip-hop lost one of its greatest sons that same year when Pimp C died of a drug overdose, but the sounds of UGK still bump today.