December 4th will mark a bittersweet occasion for the family and close friends of Chad Butler. While that day marks the eighth anniversary of the artist known as Pimp C, it also doubles as the release date for his posthumous fifth album Long Live The Pimp. A star-studded affair, the album has already produced the Mint Condition-sampling “3 Way Freak” with Lil Wayne. Now, Pimp is teamed with both Nas and Sir J of the Juice for the ominous-sounding “Friends.”
With a interpolation the hook for TLC’s “What About Your Friends,” Pimp C’s version transforms their ode to loyalty into something more in tune with The O’Jays “Backstabbers.” Who needs enemies, when you have buddies like this?