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.