News: Bun B Talks Life After Pimp C, "Trill OG" Album On Deck
Friday, Nov 6, 2009 9:30AM
UGK's Bun B recently discussed how he has been able to move forward nearly three years after the passing of his rap partner Pimp C and announced plans to release a new solo project called Trill OG.
For the Texas-based emcee, controlling his overall feelings after Pimp C's December 2007 death has been the most difficult.
"I think the biggest issue I had was the emotional factor," Bun revealed during an interview. "We were very fortunate that Pimp left a lot of good music. It was just important that we weren't exploiting this [UGK 4 Life] project, that we did justice to it and weren't taking advantage of the situation...I just started on a Trill OG, which is targeted for the first quarter next year to take advantage of the Superbowl weekend, All-Star weekend, MAGIC convention and all these opportunties where you can market and promote yourself to a lot of people in one time. At the Superbowl weekend you can touch 100,000 people in one weekend. We dealing with a lot of people, working with J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Cool & Dre, DJ Premier, in-house producers... So I'm just gonna try and offer people music that makes sense for the club, car, iPod and at the stadium." (XXLMag)
Bun is also putting together a Pimp C solo project called The Naked Soul Of Sweet James Jones.
"We're trying to do this with as much respect as possible, you know?" Bun B said. "It's a very unique and genuine situation in itself. I'm not really sure if it's ever really occurred as far as hip-hop goes. We're carrying this one with the kid gloves on. I made a lot of mistakes in my life -- I'll probably make a lot more -- I'm just praying I don't make one right now." (MTV)
The rapper previously discussed the difficulty he had working on his first group project without Pimp C earlier this year.
"This is the first time I had to do so much on an album," Bun said during a listening session for the album. "I usually would just come to the studio, drop my verse and C would take care of everything else that had to be done with the record." (Ballerstatus)
Their collective UGK 4 Life effort landed on the charts last April.
Southern rap group UGK released their final group album UGK 4 Life which opened at No. 6. With seven days under their belt, the late Pimp C and Bun B's final disc sold 76,600 discs. (Sales Wrap)
No further details on Trill OG have been revealed as of now.
Check out a recent Bun B interview below: