Despite the untimely death of Pimp C in December of 2007, there will be at least one more UGK album. In an interview with Complex.com, Bun B explains how the passing of his friend and longtime collaborator affected every aspect of his life, including the recording process for his solo album II Trill.
“We were heavy into the meat of the album before Pimp passed,” says Bun. “The dedication song-the night I wrote it, I wanted it to be one of the last records recorded for this album after what happened.”
Due to the volume of material UGK recorded, there should be no shortage of tracks for an as-yet-untitled follow up to 2007’s Underground Kingz. The two-disc set debuted at number one on The Billboard 200, by selling 160,000 copies during the first week of its release. Bun B says plans are already underway to release what would be the group’s sixth studio album.
“We’re still putting together this last UGK record too, because there’s a lot of music that we’ve already recorded for it,” adds Bun B. “I think that album itself is going to be a little bit weird.”
II Trill will be released on Rap-A-Lot April 29. Bun B is currently on tour through April 5, and dates are available on the Bun B profile at the Microsoft Zune website.