UGK’s Bun B recently talked about his chemistry with Drake and why he hopes to call in the Young Money rap star to help shoot visuals for their Trill O.G. collaboration, “Put It Down.”
Bun said he was satisfied that their record was able to live up to the hype.
“Definitely look for some visuals for ‘Put It Down’ in the future,” Bun said in an interview. “As well as ‘It’s Been a Pleasure.’ We’re gonna try to put out a visual for as much of Trill O.G. as we can…It’s very hard to live up to the hype the people create for things nowadays; luckily, this song did. ‘Cause a lot of time, people build something up, and it’s almost impossible to match up to that. In this case, it matched up to it. And the fact that the other song, ‘It’s Been a Pleasure,’ is on it, as well, you get two for two. It’s always a good thing when me and the young boy get together. It’s special music. That’s how I feel, and I think that’s how Drizzy feels.” (MTV)
The rapper’s Trill O.G. debuted within the sales charts this week.
Bun B’s Trill O.G. debuted on the chart this week at No. 4. After seven days in stores, the rapper’s latest disc, which The Source rated classic (5-mics), has pushed out 40,800 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Bun’s new album was recently awarded a five-mic classic by The Source magazine.
“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)
Recently, Bun defended Drake’s R&B talent and called it a gift, not a curse.
“I don’t know what they are talking about personally because if you are saying that then that means you are trying to say that people like T.J. Swan, Slick Rick and Biz Markie are not hip-hop. Come on… all of those guys sung on their songs. Singing in hip-hop is nothing new. We’ve always had people that incorporated singing in their raps. And believe me, if MC’s could sing, they wouldn’t get singers to sing on their albums.” (VIBE)
Listen to Bun B & Drake’s “Put It Down” down below: