Drake Clarifies Pimp C Self-Comparison, Claims UGK As Extended Family

Drizzy explains his bars on "Put It Down" that had fans talking and says that he feels like Pimp C and Bun B are paternal figures to him.

Comparing yourself to a late legend can be tricky, as Toronto platinum sensation Drake discovered recently. On Bun B’s Trill O.G. song “Put It Down,” the featured Toronto superstar raps, “I got 100 girls in each phone / Drizzy Drake mane, Young Sweet Jones.” “Sweet Jones,” of course, refers to Bun’s deceased partner, Pimp C. The reference caused a stir with UGK fans, prompting debate among Rap listeners.

In a response given to MTV News, Drake had this to say, “I'm a huge Pimp [C] fan. I feel like I'm extended UGK family. Bun and Pimp are like uncles, dads to me…. It's just seeing a bit of them in myself; by no means did I mean to offend. I heard it was somebody upset about me making that reference. I think it was somebody in his family or something. But I never mean any disrespect. I love Rap. ‘Young Sweet Jones’ is just a little nickname.”

Drizzy goes on to say that the name was in fact conferred upon him by people who were aware of his love for UGK and Houston and that he simply took the name and ran with it. Read the full statement at MTV.com here.

36 Comments

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P ONLY TEXAS CAN HOLD IT DWN 4 DA PIMP LONG LIVE PIMP!

  • cobie

    To all you fuckin haters on here..Im from H-Town and you cant help but love this city because we keep it real down here.. Drake goes hard he aint trying to act like a gansta he just makes good music and all of HOUSTON behind him if he from here or not real recoqnize real you fuckin haters and long live Pimp C

  • Anonymous

    drake you need a daddy like the rest of these lame ass niccas

  • Anonymous

    stupid kyke does this bullshit with the entire industry itself... thank the Lord for callin' him on this... thank you everybody.

  • Charles ExSavior

    "It's just seeing a bit of them in myself" What a delusional muthafucka we got here. Now what part exactly would he be referring to... their upbringings? Music careers? Being locked up? None of the above; he has zero relation to UGK, so it's safe to say it's strictly for the money and "stealing fans" (not saying it's a bad thing 'cause it's what you really have to do if you're touring, or if you're 50 exposing Ja type shit). This guy is irritation at an all-time high, yet he's always big news on the silliest shit.

  • Big Snoup Slim

    Drake is the truth, and I personally feel like Chad would be cool with the homage shown by Drizzy. CHAD WAS THE REALEST!!!! RIP PIMP-C

  • Jose

    In the start of bun b's album trill OG you hear J prince (rap-a-LOt CEO) talking about how they discovered Drake or some shit like that and that he's an extended part of the family.... so u know.. even though i dislike it alot that he talking he the young sweet jones ....... i guess so right?

  • riley

    "dads"...ummm...nigga you gay

  • fortydogg

    aight i rep 810 flint,michigan, so being from da midwest we grew up wit every hip hop from every region. east, west ,midwest, south. Now i no drake from toronto, canada and living there for a few years i found they more into reggae there. Canadian ni99az on sum other shit. Males and females all talk like sum white folks and dress wit sum Europeian gay swagg. If they do play hip hop is all about da New york and east coast, maybe sum south, but its just a fad. Being a dj and playin hip hop from all over including da bay area and texas these fools aint no shit bout mob figaz , ugk or scarface unless they on a jay-z album. Drake jus a rich jewish kid who is into hip hop right now cause his acting career sucks. He used dat money to make You da best which he stole from Kia Shine. Aint no one was screaming canada not even in toronto till lil wayne signed dis fool. F*ck drake , watch how fast he run back to canada as soon as hes not a selling pop star in America, Real Talk (oh yea fo yall who will put im a hater, dats only a word used by people wit no talent! da truth iz u really f*ckin suck)

  • Errol AstonmartinMusic Hurtt

    Yea.....I understand UGK is legendary and all dat, but honestly i dont see what people see in Pimp C...hes not rly a good rapper at all

    • Anonymous

      cause we dont rap we live it jack so come see that an aint nobody ask you shit

    • Heberpayy

      What??? I mean... rap doesn't stand for "Rhythm And Poetry"? Or it changed over the years? Cuz if its still that, Pimp C was one of the greatest of all times, to not say THE greatest of all times. Of course I don't expect to see someone sharing my opinion, when they are used to listen only to pop songs coming from the South... I mean... can you say you heard at least "How Long Can It Last" or "Shattered Dreams"? But yall already feels the South is full of washed up rappers and don't even try to find those masterpieces. NOBODY can call himself "Young Sweet Jones". No one is on his level, and I'm sure no one will get on his level.

    • Get It BIg

      Really Dude? Have you listened to Ridin Dirty, Too Hard To Swallow, Super Tight, Dirty Money, Pimp C on Luda's Release Therapy, Break'Em Off Master P, that joint still gets the club jumping... I can go on and on dude! You wack as hell..old ass at least your pic does catch up lame ass!

    • Errol AstonmartinMusic Hurtt

      rapper=someone who takes words and puts them into a legitimate rhyme scheme, in other words a lyricist Artist-someone who takes their lyricism/swag/whatever and turns it into a good song. If you honesty say that he can RAP, then you are a fucking idiot,and should deserve to get your dick sucked by a jonas brother for eternity. I never said he was a bad artist, just a bad rapper. Drake can actually spit.

    • EddieMurrrphy

      ummm.... wow.... okay i guess: fuck you dickheaded ass wipe. dick face? are you fucking joking me? ya dumb black bastard? "pimp rly not good at all" wat a fag. u know pimp is sniffin sum white girl off your dead wife's titty up in heaven right now there, errol. actually one last thing if you read this cause im curious what you think of drakes lame ass?

    • tha south

      Eat a 1000 Wee-Wee's ole hip-hop azz niggah

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  • geico lizard

    Drake is so confused he doesnt know if he wants to be missy elliot with the singing or jay-z with the rhymes. One song he is from canada next one houston next one memphis and next one he is from atlanta. Drake needs to pick a lane and stop using the n word so much.

  • kotg

    Drake is a bitch. That is all.

  • Come on Man

    I guess I'm missing something here. I don't see any disrespect in the line he used and it was on a record with Bun B. I'm neither a Drake or UGK fan and I understand loyalty, but Pimp C was not a dope MC by any means!

  • dapluva!

    UGK is Trill Drake not so much

  • nixnox

    More bullshit fans, complaining about nonsense. Bun B dun said Drake like a little brother, people need to step back...I look at it as nothing more then respect....

  • Steve

    While I agree with the other comments about Drake repping Houston and such, I must say, I'm glad another rapper, dare I say one of the most popular modern day rappers, is keeping Pimp's name alive to the younger masses. If him using the moniker Young Sweet Jones turns one of the "modern" day rap fans onto some dope UGK, thats good

  • hippaToDaHoppa

    I really hate the Bun B, Drake relationship. I don't like Drake repping Houston like he does. He's not from here. He has nothing to do with Houston, and nothing in common with the artists from here. If he wasn't making Bun B money then Bun would not be fuckin with him. He's not dope like that.

  • Rakim

    Sorry, but I don't think Drake and UGK should ever be used in the same sentence.

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