Pimp C – “Juicy” Freestyle
Bun B – “Wanna B Free” Freestyle
from Chapter 182 – Ridin’ Dirty (No label, 1996ish)
Now, here’s something a little bit different. Chapter 182* – Ridin’ Dirty was a Screw tape that UGK did back in 1996, as a way to promote their studio record of the same name. I won’t really go into what a Screw tape is, or who DJ Screw is; I’m assuming since you’re reading this blog, you should have some sort of idea. If not, read up.
The tape is a bit unique, not only because it’s a UGK Screw tape, but because it consists mainly of either UGK, Pimp C, or Bun B freestyles, which are kind of a rarity—at least during that time period. (I remember Pimp saying something to the effect that his verses never came free, hence the lack of freestyles from him.) Not only that, but this tape is probably one of the only places where you’ll hear Pimp rapping over the “Juicy” beat. It’s a worthy listen all around.
Houston rapper Grace is also featured quite heavily on this tape. His presence on the tape was apparently at the behest of the Pimp himself, who was impressed with his rapping after hearing him on other Screw tapes.
As far as I can tell, he only has one album to his name (From Crumbs to Bricks) but he’s shown up on a quite a few Houston/Screw related compilations and mixtapes. He’s currently locked up, so I’m not sure if he’s released anything recently.
I should mention that the .zip I’ve uploaded only includes “Side A” of this tape. “Side B” doesn’t have any UGK-related freestyles, so I’ve left that out. If you’d like to hear the whole thing, check it out here.
- “Fuck My Car” (UGK Freestyle)
“No One Else” (Bun B Freestyle)
- “Live and Die For Hip-Hop” (Grace and Pimp C Freestyle)
“Fo’ Life” (Bun B Freestyle)
- “The One” (Bun B Freestyle)
- “Keepin’ On” (Grace and Pimp C Freestyle)
- “4 Eyes 2 Heads” (Pimp C Freestyle)
“Let’s Play House” (Bun B Freestyle)
- “Money Don’t Make the Man” (Instrumental)
- “Check Yo’ Self” (Grace and Bun B Freestyle)
- “It’s Goin’ On” (Bun B Freestyle)
- “Funky Expedition” (Bun B Freestyle)
- Pimp C Freestyle
- “Afro Puffs” (Pimp C Freestyle)
- “Juicy” (Pimp C Freestyle)
- “Wanna B Free” (Bun B Freestyle)
- “Reality” (Pimp C Freestyle)
“Top Down” (Pimp C Freestyle)
Click here to download.
*The original name was probably just Ridin’ Dirty. The Chapter 182 is there because it’s the one hundred and eighty second entry in the Diary of the Originator series of discs that catalogs pretty much all of Screw’s non-major label material.