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UGK Returns With Double Album In December

Posted By on October 26, 2006

Legendary Southern duo, UGK, are finally returning with their long awaited seventh album, U.G.K. Underground Kingz.

The new album, which is slated to be a double CD, will feature 20 new tracks. And will include production by UGK's own Pimp C, Jazze Pha, Lil' Jon, Swizz Beatz and Scarface.

Bun B's counterpart Pimp C is even adding his own production to the mix with live instrumentation, which has always distinguished the group's original sound.

In addition to heavyweight production credits, UGK enlists a fleet of guests including Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Sleepy Brown, Three 6 Mafia and Willy D, among others.

The duo also enlists some East Coast vets, in Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, on the Marley Marl-produced "H-Town."

UGK put the South on the map in 1988 with their first album, The Southern Way. Since then, the group has maintained a presence in the rap world with albums, mixtapes, indie releases and cameos on numerous prominent artists' tracks. In 2000, they made a high-profile appearance on Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'."

In 2005, Bun B released his first solo album Trill, which debuted at no. 6 on the Hot 200 Billboard charts, peeked at no. 1 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop album chart and has since been certified gold. Pimp C released his solo album, Pimpalation in Summer 2006.

The new album, U.G.K. Underground Kingz, is slated for release December 19.