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Underground Kingz | Jive
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  September 18, 2007
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Legends in the Houston rap game, the duo of Bun B and Pimp C were unable to capitalize on their city’s national shine circa 2005 because of C’s stint in a correctional facility. This double-disc offering illustrates their built-up impatience to record: 27 songs (not including bonus remixes of the souled-out OutKast collab “Int’l Players Anthem), and no want of hits. The better first disc has “Chrome Plated Woman,” a slyly flipped car-as-woman tribute, and the standout single “The Game Belongs to Me” (“I got Bobby by the pound/Whitney by the key/DJ Screw by the gallon/Bitch the game belongs to me”), and on the second, “Candy,” produced by Houston mainstay Scarface, is classic Texas funk, all shivery and deep-fried. What with the inevitable filler, like the “Two Type of Bitches” routine, Underground Kingz is not quite an instant classic, but it would be hard to deny that UGK have reclaimed their throne.
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