Well, the blog turned one almost a week ago—August 14th to be exact. But I’ve been busy with real life shit, so I haven’t been able to write a post dedicated to it until now.
When I started this blog, I just wanted to post some obscure UGK features and share them with whoever was reading. With every song I tried to get as much information I could about it, even if that meant spending a few extra hours scouring through dead GeoCities sites or random forum and blog posts. Sure, it was a lot of leg work, but I felt that it was worth it in the end. I think that extra bit of information helps a listener understand the music better.
I also thought it was important because despite UGK’s legendary status in hip-hop, a large chunk of their catalog goes unnoticed and undocumented. I mean, yeah, everybody knows Ridin’ Dirty by heart, but who remembers “You Wanna Ride” from 3-2’s The Wicked Buddah Baby? Or Bun B’s memorable hook from PSK-13’s “Like Yesterday”? Or the three different versions of “Get the Green Boy” with Pimp C? It’s that kind of stuff that I wanted to showcase.
I hope that in the last 365 days or so that I’ve been able to impart something to anyone who has come to my site, whether it’s here or my old digs at BlogSpot. It doesn’t matter if I shared some music that was new to you, or told you something about UGK that you didn’t know before. If you took something away from what I’m doing, then I’m doing my job right.
No post like this would be complete without shout outs. As such, before I end this I would just like to take some time out to thank all of my readers, friends, followers, and affiliates. This includes:
Qdawg, WhiteTim, Mr. Bionic, scjoha, J-Real, Kam, Kuci06, Swishas N Kush, noz, MAYNHOLUP, Soft Money, WalkMasterFlex, Raheem Lee, the DGB fam (BLuHaZe, Ziploc Moe, Dre), Dirty D/Dre’matic, JB, ThaJsta, Iceberg Slim, Smahzay, Mark Ward, Davey Boy Smith, Rob Pursey, DJ Superix, Justin Ivey, Andrew Barber, Nick Rosenberg, DragonflyJonez, NicholsAccomp, TrillMONTANA, DJ B-Do, TOE, Steve Below, KD, DJ Burnone, Dirty Yella, DJ Smallz, and the RMC crew (Ron, Julie, CBW, Ci, Black Aristocrat, and NumeroUNO).
And of course, I gotta give a big thanks to Bun B and Pimp C. (UGK 4 Life!) To anybody I may have forgot, please believe that it’s nothing personal. I’ll be sure to get you next year. In the mean time, thank you.