News: Bun B Calls New Drake, Fat Joe & Curren$y Albums His Favorites Of 2010
Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 10:35PM
UGK's Bun B has revealed his favorite albums of 2010 which include new releases from Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Curren$y and more.
Bun has given an explanation for his choices and said he has also been impressed by efforts from Eminem and Big Boi.
1. Eminem's Recovery: I didn't think that a person who had already given up as much as his personal life could make a record even more personal. 2. Nas & Damian Marley's Distant Relatives: Distant Relatives is a great album, not because Nas is great, but because Nas and Damian are both great. 3. Curren$y's Pilot Talk: It's a good album to sit back and [mellow] down to and I spend a lot of my time doing that. 4. Drake's Thank Me Later: A lot of cats would have folded under that pressure. 5. Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: I feel like 'General Patton' from Big Boi is one of the best beats this year. 6. Fat Joe's Darkside: 'I'm Gone' by DJ Premier, that's a real record. 7. Rick Ross' Teflon Don. (VIBE)
Recently, Bun B's Trill O.G. was rated with The Source magazine's highest ranking, 5 mics.
Each album went through meticulous review from The Source's 'Mind Squad' across different categories that included originality, lyrical content, arrangement and production. Trill O.G. scored high enough to receive 5 mics, the holy grail of Hip-Hop ratings, granting it admission into an elite club of timeless musical compositions that span over 20 years. The album rating system has been a staple for the magazine in announcing which artists have put together the best album from start to finish. Bun B is the first artist to receive this honor in over 5 years. The state of Hip-Hop music returns strong with these releases and The Source celebrates the return of Hip-Hop dominance. These artists have pushed the envelope, crafted chart topping music and are helping restore Hip-Hop's dominance, with Bun B the leading the pack. Trill O.G.'s [5 mics] rating is something only a select few have received in the 22-year history of The Source. (The Source)
Following the achievement, Bun released a statement accepting the honor.
"For every album labeled a classic, there are dozens of others that people feel deserve the honor. So I realize that people now feel they have to place my album next to others that they feel were more impactful, and argue their case. With social networking being as prevalent as it is in our society, these arguments now take place in a very public arena, which in order to be heard, you often have to be very opinionated and abrasive to stand out. So people, while having no personal hate or malice towards me, will make very loud arguments about The Source's decision, and the loudest ones will probably get the most attention...Having said all this, it is with great honor and admiration that I humbly accept this esteemed declaration from the Source Magazine and it's staff for my album Trill OG, and for those that feel they need to sh*t on me to argue for another artist or album, don't worry. The Trill OGcan take it! UGK for life!" (Rap Radar)
Out of the albums Bun listed as his favorite, Em's Recovery has sold the most copies.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery sold 152,100 records this week and remained at No. 2 while Arcade Fire's Suburbs topped the chart with 156,100 sold units. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Em's latest solo album has sold 1,980,400 copies after seven weeks in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent Bun B footage down below: