New York, NY -- Jive recording artists UGK, universally regarded as the true voices of the south by hip-hop royalty Jay-Z, OutKast, and hip-hop luminaries, release their highly anticipated seventh album UGK (Underground Kingz) on August 7, 2007. UGK (Underground Kingz) will also be available as a limited-edition 26-song, two-CD set, with bonus DVD.
After a nearly two decade long career, UGK, brings to you a double CD collection that enlists a veritable “who's who” from the hip-hop and R&B universe; T.I., Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Charlie Wilson, Raheem DeVaughn, Three 6 Mafia, Willy D, OutKast, Kool G Rap, and Big Daddy Kane. The star-studded collection production by UGK’s own Pimp C, as well as, NY super producer Swizz Beatz, Scarface, Marley Marl and Atlanta hit makers Jazze Pha and Lil Jon. Regardless of the many guests and producers, the album can simply be described as “original UGK material.”
UGK (Underground Kingz) will also be available in a limited-edition 26-song, two-CD set, with a bonus DVD. The DVD will contain their latest videos including “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You) Featuring OutKast,” in-depth interviews with UGK and special guest appearances from OutKast, T.I., David Banner, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Three 6 Mafia and much more.
UGK’s latest hit, the dazzling soulful smash single “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You) Featuring OutKast,” features the multi-platinum Grammy winners OutKast with appearances by Three 6 Mafia, David Banner and Gipp of Goodie Mob. The instant video classic, which contains a memorable wedding scene that has to be seen to be believed was directed by Bryan Barber and is currently playing on MTV, MTV2 and BET.
UGK put the south on the map in 1988 with their first album release 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. The gold-certified CD debuted at #6 on the Hot 200 Billboard Charts and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Album Chart. Pimp C released his solo album Pimpalation in summer 2006. The solo effort debuted at #3 on the Top 200 and at #1 on the Hip-Hop and R&B Charts according to Billboard.