After five years and numerous street-date shifts, a proper UGK album is finally ready to hit stores. Due this week via Jive, "UGK (Underground Kingz)" is a 29-track double-album that proudly flies the

After five years and numerous street-date shifts, a proper UGK album is finally ready to hit stores. Due this week via Jive, "UGK (Underground Kingz)" is a 29-track double-album that proudly flies the flag for Southern hip-hop.

The OutKast-featuring "Intl' Players Anthem" could be the best recent rap song without an obvious hook (don't miss the hysterical video), while "Quit Hatin' the South" contrasts its lyrical bitch-slaps toward East Coast hip-hop with a smooth yet sparse backing track. Other guests include Three 6 Mafia, Scarface and Too $hort.

UGK has been silent since the 2002 collection of unreleased tracks "Side Hustles." In its wake, group member Pimp C spent nearly four years in jail on an assault charge, during which time his colleague Bun B raised his solo profile with appearances on tracks by Beyonce, Slim Thug and Ying Yang Twins and via his hit 2005 solo album "Trill."

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