Media expert/Author Julia Beverly is largely credited for giving southern hip-hop a face via her magazine OZONE and now Julia is once again taking southern hip-hop to new heights. Julia Beverly is the author of the new novel “”Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story”, so it was only right that we here at HHS1987 sit down with Julia Beverly for a inside scoop on her new novel.
Julia Beverly solidified her position in the male-dominated music industry as the CEO, Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of OZONE Magazine. Tagged as “your favorite rapper’s favorite magazine,” OZONE carved out a unique niche with its raw and uncensored journalism style and gained a solid
following in the crowded urban marketplace. During her time with OZONE magazine, Julia formed a relationship with Texas rapper Pimp C which would later inspire her to write this novel.
Julia Beverly’s new novel “Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story” highlights the life of UGK rapper Pimp C, the good, the bad and the ugly. Although Julia faced a few obstacles during the process of writing the 700 page novel, blessing from Pimp C’s mother poised Julia to keep pushing and publish the novel.
Julia explained her novel “Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story” as
A pioneer in the South’s quest for respect in the Hip Hop world and one of the most colorful characters to emerge from the music scene which ultimately topped rap charts at the turn of the century, Chad “Pimp C” Butler’s controversial life – and suspicious death in 2007 – left behind many unanswered questions, a family divided, and scores of talented new artists inspired by his group UGK’s music. Sweet Jones pays tribute to the extremely talented – yet bipolar and complex – musician who embodied the Southern dream. Written by the founder and Editor-in-Chief of esteemed Southern rap publication OZONE Magazine and compiled from interviews with Pimp C himself, his mother and manager Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe, UGK rap partner Bun B, and hundreds of friends, family members, and collaborators like Snoop Dogg, Scarface, Too $hort, 8Ball & MJG, Jazze Pha, David Banner, Mannie Fresh, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Trae, and Willie D of the Geto Boys, Sweet Jones is a must-read for any Southern rap fan.
The interview was conducted by HHS1987’s Eldorado. The interview was shot by Danny Digitall.
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