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While Pimp C’s legacy continues to grow in hip-hop circles around the world, Mass Appeal & Complex teamed up for a new mini documentary about his life. Named after his latest posthumous album, Long Live The Pimp, the 30-minute film explores Chad Butler’s life on — and off the microphone.

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Pimp C’s voice was much-needed in the game, which made his death in 2007 all the more tragic. “The whole city cried that day,” says DJ DMD, producer and childhood friend of the rapper. “When you lose someone like Pimp C, you lose a cultural bulletproof vest,” adds Bun B. “You lose somebody that was actually willing to stand up and take the bullet for the culture, that was willing to be honest and say the things that maybe people were afraid to say or that people didn’t want to hear.”

Chinara Butler​, Mike Mo, Rico Wade, N.O. Joe, DJ Paul, Nas, Mike “5000” Watts, and countless others close to Pimp C reflect on his legacy and what he meant to the South and hip-hop at large. Watch the full Marcus A. Clarke-directed documentary above

(via Complex)
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