UGK’s Bun B has revealed his favorite upcoming emcees, lyricists that he expects to make a big buzz in the next year.
Bun B’s personal list included underground rapper Z-Ro and a rap crew which boasts his son as a member.
1. Z-Ro: He’s been the young king of the streets of Houston for a few years now. 2. The Underdogs: They’re a young duo, they both rap, and they’re down with each other real tough. 3. Killa Kyleon: Killa Kyleon does that rapid-fire rapping that people associate with real lyricists. 4. Youngest N Charge: That’s a group that my son is in. He’s 25. They make more of, like, the club records. 5. Greedy: Greedy’s a cousin of a friend of mine. We’re doing II Trill West now, and he does a lot of different things out there, so we’re working with him right now. (VIBE)
Recently, Bun B talked about his new album Trill OG helping the state of Texas’ shine.
“Texas has had incredible moments in the history of hip-hop. But there is a misconception that because we aren’t at the forefront that we aren’t here at all. But we’re still making music, going on tour and getting in front of and connecting with the people…It’s time for Texas to move back to the top and in order for that to happen, someone has to take charge. Since I call myself the Trill OG, the first thing I have to do is round up the troops. That’s what this album is — to show that Texas is back. I’m just taking the lead and bringing everyone else with me.” (Billboard)
In August, Bun’s latest solo effort debuted within the Top 5.
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)
Last year, Bun talked about the decline in music sales and which Texas artist would be next to reach mainstream fame.
“I wonder if people who ask Southern artists [about their past streaks also] ask West coast artists or Midwest artists or NewYork artists that, because all those regions are falling off,” Bun said in an interview. “Hip-Hop, in general, doesn’t have the demand power it used to in any region. We had a good run in Houston, but every region’s in trouble. There are really only six people making money off rap music. Everybody knows that…I definitely think that Z-Ro is on the brink of becoming a national superstar. It’s pretty much up to him to decide whether he goes as far as he wants to go. The only thing holding Z-Ro back is Z-Ro.” (VIBE)
Check out a recent Bun B interview down below: