“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
Every Thursday here on Quitetrillworldwide we are doing a throwback Thursday. We will pick a jam from the past in any genre and give you some info that you may not have known before about that artist.
UGK is the best of what southern hip hop is. They are perhaps one of the best to ever do it out of Texas. The song “Tell Me Something Good” was the first time many outside of Port Arthur Texas had heard of them. I think I can say that what we all saw was great potential that fortunately for us was fulfilled. This song gives you the beginning of what would become the UGK sound which is really a vital element of southern style hip hop. Pimp C who was the main producer for the group was a jazz and blues head way before hip hop and one has to assume he got a heavy dose being from the South East Texas bayous. Pimp also had a father who was a musician and gave him a different sense of music. This was very vital to the way Pimp approached music and he seemed to have a different knowledge of the samples that were used, many he would replay and jazz up and make them better. Pimp also used the church organ in many of his beats which gave them a true southern and Texas feel. Peep this early jewel “Tell me Something Good”