Bun B recently discussed the preparation that went into crafting the final Underground Kingz (UGK) album, since losing his partner Pimp C.
The “Trill” rapper revealed the difficulty he experienced now being the remaining member of his iconized rap group.
“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)
Bun’s decision to provide fans a final UGK album was to honor the memory of Pimp C.
“This will be a good bookend to the legacy of myself and Pimp,” Bun said. “And definitely take not just the group, but Pimp C, to true legend and iconic status. This album is not about who I wanna work with and what kind of beats I wanna do — this album is about what the people wanna hear, and that’s Bun and Pimp. And I wanna try to give that to them in the most purest sense.” (MTV News)
The upcoming project will feature both a variety of guest appearances and production.
Songs include “Everybody Wanna Ball,” “Steel Your Mind,” “Hard As Hell,” “The Game Been Good To Me” and “Purse Come First.” It will also feature guest spots by Too Short and Big Gipp plus beats by Akon, B-Do, Cory Mo and Steve Below. (Keep It Trill)
UGK 4 Life will follow-up 2007’s UGK release.
Underground Kingz is a special 2 CD set. Not only that, folks celebrating UGK’s return are a veritable who’s who of the inner circle, and they lined up to lend their talents for UGK’s eighth. They include Three 6 Mafia,Lil Jon, Scarface, Too Short, T.I., Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Andre 3000, Big Boi and more. (Amazon)
The forthcoming project is slated to hit retail stores Tuesday, March 31 via Jive Records.