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Bun B is an American rapper from Texas. He is known for his connections to some of the rapper in Southern rap. His debut album is Trill which was Certified Gold.
Rapper Bun B (Bernard Freeman) was born on March 19, 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas. Born in a place where not a lot of rappers succeed, nonetheless the rapper did not quit. During the 80s, Bun B and Pimp C were both busy making beats. The duo quickly gained popularity. Bun B and Pimp C (aka The Underground Kings) were so successful that record labels had a bidding war to whom they would sign in with. Independently, they sold over 50,000 mixtapes. Their songs were played in radio stations and people kept calling the station to play the song again.
UGK signed in with Jive Records. There were treated differently from rappers that came from L.A. or New York but all through out the south they made their name and earned the respect that they deserved.
In 2002, Jive Record released their albums: Super Tight, Ridin Dirty and Too Hard to Swallow. UGK’s big opportunity came when rapper, Jay-Z gave them a ring. He wanted the duo to be in his “Big Pimpin” single. After the collaboration, nominations came in from TRL, Grammy and BET. The duo did well but there was a change of course in their careers, Pimp C would be locked up for eight years. When Pimp C was in jail, Bun B kept himself busy recording with Scarface, Lil Jon, Nas, Mannie Fresh, Pitbull, TI, Three Six Mafia and more. Bun B worked alone for almost three years to keep UGK’s reputation alive.
Awards & Certifications
|2005||Trill||Certified Gold in U.S.|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||Album|
Tours & Concerts
No upcoming tours and concerts for this artist.
October 18 2005
|2005||Draped Up Hot||Asylum||Trill|
- He is also a part owner of Trill Entertainment with Pimp C.
- He was featured in "Houston Mic Pass" which is an advertisement sponsored by Pepsi and Yahoo!.
- He appeared as a guest artist in the album of Lil' Kim's The Naked Truth and Beanie Sigel's acclaimed The B.Coming.
Bun B changed the foundation of southern rap music. There is no surprise why record labels did a war bid for Bun B and Pimp C, their beat-making is phenomenal. Although UGK was not given the credit that they deserve, they still rock in the south because they are real and their music is incredible. --Mimi 11:55, 13 March 2007 (PST)