Bun B of UGK: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Bun B

Bun B is half of UGK, and one of the South's greatest hip-hop lyricists. Alongside partner Pimp C, he's spent the last 15 years recording classic hip-hop, and in the process has helped establish Texas as a force to be reckoned with in the national hip-hop scene. Pimp C passed in 2007, and UGK's new record, UGK For Life, is also their last.

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Bun B!!

this is wonderful! ugk for life!

This is great

Man, what a good interview. good job to the dude who interviewed him. i learned a lot about Bun and Pimp that i never knew. Great interview. Very good job.

Bun B interview

Dear SYA,

I am a 36-year old African American man, and I credit hip hop of the 1980s as one of the factors which led me into a career as a university history professor. Unfortunately, I've more or less stopped following the genre, largely because as I got older I had less discretionary time and income to find artists I really liked, and I never had been satisfied with what was most easily commercially available. Today I listened to the Bun B interview while working at my office and dropped everything for nearly half an hour.

I know I sound like the condescending geezers I still resent today, but I have to thank SYA for producing a well-researched interview with someone, Bun B., who showed the human and engaged face of hip hop one typically won't find on the radio or television music channels. Thanks, Bun B., for a demonstration of the well-considered and self-aware hip hop that inspired and stimulated my mind as a kid.

Samuel Roberts, NYC

That's really nice to hear, Samuel.

Thanks for taking the time to leave that comment.