source:Rapper Pimp C Found Dead in Hollywood Hotel Room
Posted Dec 4th 2007 2:12PM by TMZ Staff
Filed under: Music, R.I.P.
Pimp CPimp C, real name Chad Butler -- and one half of the rap duo UGK, was found dead in a hotel room this morning. He was 43.
L.A. County Fire responded to a 911 call at the Mondrian Hotel, located on trendy Sunset Strip in Hollywood. They arrived to his sixth floor hotel room to find him dead in bed.
UGK is best known for appearing on the Jay-Z track "Big Pimpin'" in 2000, and more recently with Outkast on the song "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)."
source: ballerstatus.comBallerstatus is reporting that Bay Area legend Spice 1 was shot twice early this morning and is alive but in critical condition.
…Spice was shot twice, once in the chin and another time in the chest, which just missed his heart by inches.
"Yes, it’s true," Six told BallerStatus.com. "Right now, we’re asking for everyone to keep Spice in their prayers."
Spice 1 is being treated at an area hospital, unknown due to the circumstances of the shooting…