Rapper Pimp C Net Worth and Income Sources

The following is a breakdown of American rapper Pimp C’s net worth and primary income sources.

Pimp C, real name Chad Lamont Butler, was a popular American rapper of the 90s. He along with rapper Bernard Freeman “Bun B” stormed the hip hop arena with various hit songs.

Pimp C’s net worth as per reputable online sources is $1.5 million

Pimp C has accumulated most of his wealth through sales of music albums and music tours.  Let’s delve deeper to find out the net worth and income of the deceased American rapper.

Pimp C Net Worth: $1.5 million

Pimp C Income Sources

Pimp C has multiple income sources. He earned most of his income through music sales and tours. The following summarizes Pimp C’s main sources of income.

●     Profits from Music Sales (Income not known)

●     Profits from Music Tours (Income not known)

Pimp C Net Worth : Pimp C in 2005. Credit: Wikipedia Commons
Pimp C in 2005. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Income Source 1: Music Sales

Pimp C’s main source of income was the sale of music albums. He released many songs as a member of the hip-hop band Underground Kingz (UGK). The group released their debut album Too Hard to Swallow in 1992.

The most commercially hit song of the group was Ridin’ Dirty which was released in 1996. The group released many hit albums that topped the Billboard chart including The Sweet Jones Stories, and Underground Kingz. 

Pimp C also released a solo album titled Pimpalation in 2006. His income from music sales cannot be calculated.

Pimp C Net Worth : Pimp C posing with his fellow UGK band member BunB. Credit: Pinterest@K Williams
Pimp C posing with his fellow UGK band member BunB. Credit: Pinterest@K Williams

Income Source 2: Music Tours

Pimp C also earned income from his music tours. He performed live with fellow rapper Bun B. The income from music tours is not known.

Pimp C Net Worth : Pimp C posing with a friend. Credit: Instagram@darealpimpc
Pimp C posing with a friend. Credit: Instagram@darealpimpc

Pimp C Bio/Early Life

Pimp C was born Chad Lamont Butler in Crowley, Louisiana. His date of birth is 29th December 1973. His father’s name was Charleston Butler and his mother was Welyn Butler Jacob Monroe. He was born prematurely due to which he suffered various health issues growing up.

Pimp C developed an interest in music as his father was a trumpet player. During his childhood, he used to sing Negro spirituals and Italian sonnets. He could play many instruments including trumpet, piano, flugelhorn, and a trumpet when he was a kid.

Musical Career

Pimp C was encouraged to write and sing songs by his stepfather Bill Monroe. He was interested in hip hop and created a band called Underground Kingz (UGK) in 1987. The rapper created UGK with his friend and fellow rapper Bernard who is more popularly known as Bun B.

UGK signed up with independent label company Big Tyme Recordz. The group released two EPS in 1992 titled Banned and The Southern Way. The same year the group signed with Jive Records and released the debut studio album titled Too Hard to Swallow.

The group’s second album released in 1994 was titled Super Tight. The album was a commercial success reaching number 9 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.

The third album of the group released in 1996 reached number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The album is one of the most acclaimed rap albums with nearly a million sales up to date.

In 2000, UGK appeared on Jay-Z’s single Big Pimpin. The group also appeared in the single released by Three 5 Mafia titled Sippin’ on Some Syrup the same year.

The group released their fourth album titled Dirty Money in 2001.

Pimp C released his debut solo album, Sweet James Stories, in 2005. He released his second album Pimpalation a year later that peaked at the number 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The major label’s debut album topped the US Hot R&B/HipHop albums chart.

UGK re-united in 2007 to release the fifth album titled Underground Kingz which reached the number 1 spot on both the Hot R&B/HipHop and Billboard 200 charts. It was the last studio album released by the famous rapper as he died the same year due to an overdose of a recreational drink Purple Drank.

Pimp C Net Worth : Pimp C posing with his mother. Credit: Instagram@pimpcbook
Pimp C posing with his mother. Credit: Instagram@pimpcbook

Pimp C Accomplishments

Pimp C was a highly acclaimed and successful R&B singer and songwriter. His album Ridin’Dirty released along with rapper Bun B in 1996 hit the number 2 spot on the Billboard’s charts. Nearly 850,000 copies of the album have been sold up to date [2].

Pimp C Controversies/Criticisms

Pimp C was charged with an aggravated assault in 2001.  He was found guilty of brandishing a weapon after an argument with a woman at a mall [2]. The rapper was sentenced to 8 years in prison and served half the sentence.

Pimp C (Chad Butler)’s most sold album is Ridn’ Dirty:

Best Pimp C Quotes

“Got a young brown stallion and she 20 years old/When she pop it from the back you see that hairy asshole.”

“I’m up early ‘cuz ain’t enough light in the daytime.”

“Niggas frown when you up and smile when you down.”

Pimp C Biography

Legal NameChad Mathew Lamont Butler
Net Worth$1.5 million
Source of WealthMusic Sales, Tours
Date of Birth29th December 1973
Place of BirthCrowley, Louisiana
Height180 cm, 5 ft 11 inches
Weight80 kg, 176 lbs
Marital StatusMarried
PartnerChinara Butler
Names of ChildrenChad Lamont Butler II, Dahcory Butler, and Christian.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pimp C

What is the real name of Pimp C?

Pimp C’s real name is Chad Mathew Lamont Butler.

Is Pimp C a producer?

The American rapper Pimp C was also a songwriter and producer. He wrote and produced songs released by his hip-hop group Underground Kingz (UGK).

What did Pimp C die from?

Pimp C died from an accidental overdose of a recreational drink called ‘purple drink’ that consisted of promethazine and codeine medications. His medical history of sleep Apnea worsened the side effects resulting in his death.


[1]. Record Sales of Pimp C album Ridin’ Dirty

[2]. Pimp C was charged with aggravated assault in 2005

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