Author Julia Beverly recently released her biography about Texas rap legend, Pimp C. In the Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story, Beverly details the life of the UGK member and his influence on southern Hip Hop as a whole.
Recently speaking with HipHopDX Senior Features Writer Ural Garrett, Beverly described how well-connected Pimp was with the rest of the Hip Hop world.
“You could pick any rapper and you really could connect him to Pimp C either directly or indirectly,” she said via a segment of today’s (August 31) DX Daily. “You’ve got the Young Buck’s, the T.I.’s and the Lil Boosie’s making cameos. You’ve got the Dungeon Family story, the No Limit story, the Cash Money story and pimp plays a part in all of those stories.”
Also during the interview, Beverly spoke about Pimp C’s mother, Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe and her role as manager of the group.
“In the early days of UGK she became their road manager first and then their manager kind of by default when someone who was working with them went to prison,” she said. “You just picture this retired librarian who’s a grandmother becoming a rap group manager. Just that vision alone is funny.”
Julia Beverly also says the general reaction to her book has been good and that fans have told her the biography reads like a movie.
Watch the full DX Daily segment below: