"Yo on tha cool, UGK is definitley the realest rap group ever to be put out. Some folks my feel i'm biased being from Houston, but you can ask anyone who is a real and intelligent rap fan, and they will tell you, UGK is definitley up there. These cats have never made a bad song. In their entire career starting in 1992. NOT ONE BAD SONG EVER. Their lyrical content is all there, they talk about relevent things happening in the south at the times their albums were put out, and are still relevent today. They are ahead of their time. Pimp C's solo album just came out in the last few months and he recorded it 2001 and it is still ahead of his time. Boys 10 years from now gon recognize his pimpin and be like yo this cat for real. Bun B holdin it down while C locked up and everyone is puttin him on their albums. Finally people are starting to see what an important duo these two cats are. Something I would like to remind everyone, that I have known as a fact since 1996, when Ridin Dirty came out. Bottom line, get every UGK cd ever put out, every album they did a cameo on, buy that too, because that other persons album might be wack, but the one verse they did is gonna be worth the money. FREE PIMP C!"
This is a CLASSIC it flows smooth like spring water
(5 out of 5 stars)
"UGK RIDIN DIRTY is one of the best rap albums of all time. Since POCKET FULL OF STONES on the MENACE II SOCIETY soundtrack came out in 1991 I have been a true PIMP C and BUM B SWISHER SWEET SMOKIN supporter. This album jams from start to finish . ONE DAY and PINKY RING ARE THE TOP 2 SONGS although every other song is just as good. I like the way they use live instruments with droppin bass and super crisp lyrics. UGK has been on several No Limit releases and No Limit should be honored to have them. I am lookin straight forward to DIRTY MONEY it was supposed to release back in April but it was pushed back until today 10-26-99 Pick it up I am sure it will be TIGHT but I dont think anything can outdo RIDIN DIRTY. KEEP IT TIGHT UGK AND I GOT YOU IN THE CD CHANGER 24-7. KEEP SMOKIN---TO THE ORIGINAL DOWN SOUTH HUSTLERS !!!!!"
I Hate Southern Rap (With the Exception of UGK,Face,and OK)
Illnoise | Chicago, IL | 06/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like the title mentions, I don't like southern music. There are a few exceptions though. I love hiphop (mostly up-north and east coast style). However, Bun B is one of the NASTIEST on the mic. I love these guys albums. Murder is a classic beatwise and lyrically. One Day relates to me seeing I have lost close friends to the game. Diamonds and Wood is a nice song to sit back and chill to. Touched is a raw song. 3 in da mornin' is a nice song as well. I love everything about UGK and all their albums. Don't sleep on Bun B's flow and Pimp C's beats any more!!!!!!!!!!"
Pablo | 10/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Long before Chamillionaire was "Ridin' Dirty"(which was questionably changed to simply "Ridin'" when it made radio waves) on the charts, the Underground Kingz were ridin' dirtier than anyone else in the game; and to this day, this is still one of the grimiest records to come from the Dirty South. This is arguably UGK's greatest album(although Dirty Money is also a classic album), and was quite a few years before UGK were first exposed to the mainstream with Hova's "Big Pimpin'."
Some people new to the game probably think that Bun B, who makes a guest appearance on seemingly every Southern rapper's album, is some new cat who's trying to make waves in the underground. While I can see why they'd think this(Bun B is always hungry when he raps, leading one to believe he's trying to make an impact on the industry - despite the fact he already has made a significant one), Bun B has been in the biz for well over a decade, alongside his partner in rhyme(although, 'in crime' maybe more appropriate for Pimp C than it is for most), Pimp C. Together, they're the Underground Kingz, who identify themselves by the acronym of UGK. When they first came into the game, the South was obscure; now that it's blown up(especially their native land of Texas), one would think that UGK would get better publicity. Unfortunately the Kingz' publicity still doesn't compare to their skills, and only true heads have been able to check out their undeniably dope music.
Hailing from Port Author, they may not be Houstonians, but they still possess the love of flossin', and grindin', as well as slow hypnotic beats, and equally entrancing flows. On Ridin' Dirty, UGK provide one of the most revered music to ever come from the South; and for good reason. While one may criticise them for their admittedly limited subject matter(whips, drips, chips, tips, and tricks), they deliver their raps with so much finesse, and style that you can't help but overlook these issues. No matter how much these things are rapped about, UGK always provide an interesting take on them, complete with captivating rhymes, and superb flows. Their production? Just as somber, yet hypnotic as their flows.
Highlights? I'd say this album has gems, but in all honesty, it's a complete gold mine. Every single track on this album is a five-star cut, and even the outro has a dope enough beat to warrant it that label, despite the fact it's all shout-outs. Whether it's the smoothed out, Isley-sampled "One Day," the gritty "Murder," the Southern anthem "Diamonds & Wood," or the impressive showing of wordplay on "Touched"(which Jay-Z lifted a verse from on "99 Problems"), this album has something for every hip-hop head. If you're a fan of Southern rap, then you need this album; if you're a detractor of Southern rap, you also need to this album to show you just how great it is. If you're a head who isn't prejudices to coasts or regions, this album will have constant rotation, and you too will be able to appreciate the dopeness that is UGK."
Underrated but can't be duplicated
p.k. green | The Dirty South Jacksonville,FL | 01/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"when i first heard 'em back in 1991.they music style was bumpin' so i said where they from? Oh them cats, they from the DIRTY wit dem choppers on they lexus.comin deep out of the SouthPA home Short Texas! UGK is a top choice to have in your CD, tape or 8-track.if you ain't got it you need to get it."