New Music: Jay Z - Tom Ford (rmx)

So as to not overdose you with Jay Z posts (I'm sorry, what do you want me to do? I'm back!), I saved this one for today.

While we celebrated the birth of Hov, we also mourned the untimely death of Mr. Chad Butler aka Pimp C on the same day.

I didn't grow up on UGK, but in many ways I did. I didn't know who they were until my college roommate sophomore year introduced me to them in '96, just after the release of their junior album Ridin Dirty. It's a story for a different day, but those were years that really expanded my HipHop perspective. Had I not gone away and engaged with folks from other regions (please note the Internet was still new and limited), I probably wouldn't have heard of UGK until Sippin on Some Syrup or Big Pimpin; which leads me to why you're reading this post.

Yesterday, in full celebration mode, Jay Z blessed the masses with a Tom Ford remix featuring an unreleased verse from Pimp C. Listen to it now at IFWT.

Even if it's just a verse, it's great to hear some new Sweet James Jones.

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