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Encyclopedia > Bun B
Bun B
Bun B in Houston in 2005.
Bun B in Houston in 2005.
Background information
Birth name Bernard Freeman
Origin Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Genre(s) Southern Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1988 - present
Label(s) Trill Entertainment, Rap-A-Lot, U.G.K.
Website http://www.myspace.com/bunbofugk

Bernard Freeman, better known by his stage name Bun B, is a rapper and one half (with the late Pimp C) of Southern hip hop act UGK from Port Arthur, Texas. He now resides in Pearland, but works in Houston where he is a member of Rap-A-Lot Records, an underground hip hop record label. He is also co-owner of Trill Entertainment with the late Pimp C. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Southern rap (or Dirty South hip-hop) is a type of hip hop music that emerged in the late-1990s as a popular force from cities such as New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, Memphis, Houston, and Dallas. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Trill Entertainment is a record label located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which emphasizes rappers native to Louisiana. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... For the Okkervil River album, see The Stage Names. ... Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known as Pimp C, was an American Southern rapper better known as one-half of the hip hop group UGK. // UGK, which also includes Bun B, is a successful rap group from the Southern U.S. especially during the early to... Dirty south redirects here. ... UGK (short for Underground Kingz) was a hip-hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas formed in 1987 by long-time friends the late Chad Pimp C Butler and Bernard Bun B Freeman. ... Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ... Pearland is a city located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area and is partially in Brazoria County, partially in Fort Bend County, and partially in Harris County. ... Houston redirects here. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Underground hip hop, underground rap, or undie (to draw comparison to indie or independent rock) is an umbrella term for hip-hop and rap music outside the general commercial canon. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Trill Entertainment is a record label located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which emphasizes rappers native to Louisiana. ... Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known as Pimp C, was an American Southern rapper better known as one-half of the hip hop group UGK. // UGK, which also includes Bun B, is a successful rap group from the Southern U.S. especially during the early to...

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Biography

Bun B's first major appearances were on Jay Z's song Big Pimpin' with Pimp C & Three 6 Mafia's Sippin' on Some Syrup, together known as UGK, then with Houston's emergence as a hip hop hotbed in 2005, Bun made guest appearances on numerous albums by Houston rappers as well as other artists throughout the South. Among his more notable collaborations are "3 Kings" by Slim Thug (also featuring T.I.), "They Don't Know" by Paul Wall (also featuring Mike Jones), "Gimme That" by Webbie, and "23-Hr. Lockdown" by the Ying Yang Twins, a song dedicated to Pimp C and other songs such as "Hold Up" featuring Chamillionare and Stat Quo and also "Stay In Ya Place" featuring Pitbull. While the majority of his collaborations have been with relatively popular, mainstream Southern artists, Bun has also worked with little-known and maverick Southerners such as Little Brother and Trae. He also made his mark on albums from other regions including Lil' Kim's The Naked Truth ("We Don't Give a Fuck") and Beanie Sigel's acclaimed The B. Coming ("Purple Rain")and also da bottom volume four. He also appeared, along with Lil'Wayne, in a remix of the OneRepublic song of Apologize. Big Pimpin is a 2000 single by Jay-Z, featuring UGK. It is the most successful single from Jay-Zs album Vol. ... Three 6 Mafia (formerly Triple 6 Mafia) is an American hip hop group originating from Memphis, Tennessee. ... Sippin On Some Syrup is a track from Three 6 Mafias 4th studio album, When the Smoke Clears. ... // January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haleys Rock Around the Clock, and Only You by The Platters. ... Stayve Jerome Thomas (born September 8, 1980 in Houston, Texas) better known by his stage name Slim Thug, is an American rapper. ... This article is about the musician. ... -1... Mike Jones (born January 6, 1981 in Aldine, Texas, USA) is an African American southern rap artist, who initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to be the owner of Ice Age Entertainment. ... Webster Gradney, Jr. ... The Ying Yang Twins are an Atlanta-based crunk rap duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born Deongelo Holmes on February 23, 1979). ... For other uses, see Little Brother (disambiguation). ... Trae (born Frasier Thompson III on March 5, 1981) is a Southern rapper from Houston, Texas, United States. ... Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975)[1] [2], better known by her stage name Lil Kim, is an American multi-platinum rapper and singer. ... This article refers to the rapper Beanie Sigel. For the gangster, see Bugsy Siegel. ... The B. Coming is the third album by rapper Beanie Sigel, released by Dame Dash Music Group on March 29, 2005. ...


Bun B and Pimp C formed UGK in the late 80s. Based in Port Arthur, Texas, UGK independently released their debut album, The Southern Way, on cassette in 1988. They signed with Jive Records and with 1992's Too Hard to Swallow began a series of Southern gangsta rap albums that were successful regional sellers. Bun B formed the side project Mddl Fngz in 2000, but UGK has always been his main concern. Notably, the Mddl Fngz were featured in the AND 1 Streetball video game with the track "Hard In the Paint". The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... For the Ice T album, see Gangsta Rap (album). ... AND 1 Streetball is a Streetball videogame for Playstation 2 and Xbox, developed by Black Ops Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ...


Bun B is known for his friendships with and connections to most of the biggest and most respected names in Southern rap. He was featured in "Houston Mic Pass", an advertisement sponsored by Pepsi and Yahoo!, with Lil' Flip, Chamillionaire, Trae, Chingo Bling, Short Dawg, H.A.W.K, Magno and Mike-D.[1] Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is the largest global American beverage and snack company. ... Yahoo redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979)better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (pronounced Ka-MIL-yin-air, IPA: , a portmanteau of chameleon and millionaire) is an American rapper (and often singer) and the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. ... Trae (born Frasier Thompson III on March 5, 1981) is a Southern rapper from Houston, Texas, United States. ... Chingo Bling (born Pedro Herrera III) is a Mexican rapper living in Houston, Texas. ... John Edward Hawkins (November 1, 1969 – May 1, 2006), better known as Big Hawk or H.A.W.K was a rapper from Houston, Texas and a founding member of the late DJ Screws rap group the Screwed Up Click. ...


Trill

In 2005, Bun B released his debut album, Trill. It spawned "Draped Up, the remix to "Draped Up", "Git It" with Ying Yang Twins, & "Get Throwed" featuring Pimp C, Z-Ro, Young Jeezy, & Jay-Z. Guest appearances include Ying Yang Twins, Pimp C, Ludacris, T.I., Baby, Trey Songz, Mike Jones, Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, Scarface, Juvenile, Too Short, Z-Ro, Jazze Pha, Lil Keke, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Lil Flip,Travis Barker & Skinhead Rob. In music, a trill is a type of ornament; see trill (music) In phonetics, a trill is a type of consonant; see trill consonant In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Trill are two symbiotic races of aliens; see Trill (Star Trek). ... Draped Up is the first single from Bun Bs debut album Trill. ... Git It is the second single from Bun Bs debut album Trill. ... The Ying Yang Twins are an Atlanta-based crunk rap duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born Deongelo Holmes on February 23, 1979). ... Get Throwed is the third single from Bun Bs debut album Trill. ... Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known as Pimp C, was an American Southern rapper better known as one-half of the hip hop group UGK. // UGK, which also includes Bun B, is a successful rap group from the Southern U.S. especially during the early to... For the 1950s television show, see Captain Z-Ro. ... Jay Jenkins (born September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina) formerly known as Lil J currently known as Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... The Ying Yang Twins are an Atlanta-based crunk rap duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born Deongelo Holmes on February 23, 1979). ... Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known as Pimp C, was an American Southern rapper better known as one-half of the hip hop group UGK. // UGK, which also includes Bun B, is a successful rap group from the Southern U.S. especially during the early to... -1... This article is about the musician. ... The term baby can refer to: an infant a very early computer—the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, nicknamed Baby a musician – Brian Williams – who performs under the name Baby. ... -1... For other persons named Michael or Mike Jones, see Michael Jones. ... Jay Jenkins (born September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina) formerly known as Lil J currently known as Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Scarface can refer to: people Al Capone, an American gangster whose nickname was Scarface. Scarface (rapper), a rapper who is a member of the Geto Boys. ... Terius Gray (born March 25, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana) known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper. ... Too Short, or Too $hort, (born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966) is a rapper who started his career in his hometown of Oakland, California. ... For the 1950s television show, see Captain Z-Ro. ... Jazze Pha (pronounced Jazzie Fay) is the stage name of Phantom Anton Alexander (born 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA). ... Lil Keke (born Marcus Lakee Edwards on March 31, 1976) is a rapper from Houston, Texas who is an emcee and member of the Screwed Up Click. ... Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979)better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (pronounced Ka-MIL-yin-air, IPA: , a portmanteau of chameleon and millionaire) is an American rapper (and often singer) and the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. ... Stayve Jerome Thomas (born September 8, 1980 in Houston, Texas) better known by his stage name Slim Thug, is an American rapper. ... -1... Lil Flip Lil Flip (born Wesley Weston, Jr. ... Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is an American drummer, who achieved most of his fame by drumming for the band blink-182. ... Skinhead Rob, also known as Rob Aston, is a member of the band The Transplants and has made many appearances on punk rock songs. ...


II Trill

In 2008, he released his second album, II Trill. The first single is "That's Gangsta", featuring Sean Kingston. Guest appearances include Sean Kingston, Mya, Webbie, Chamillionaire, Pimp C, Eightball & MJG, Rick Ross, David Banner, Lupe Fiasco, Lyfe Jennings, Young Buck, Jazze Pha, & Lil Wayne. It debuts at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 98,000 copies.[citation needed] Kisean Anderson (born February 3, 1990) better known by his stage name Sean Kingston, is a Jamaican American reggae singer and rapper. ... Mya has more than one meaning: Mýa, an American R&B singer and actress mya (unit), an abbreviation for million years ago, used as a unit of time in astronomy and geology The ISO 639 alpha-3 code for the Burmese language (mya) The IOC, license plate, and UNDP... Webster Gradney, Jr. ... Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979)better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (pronounced Ka-MIL-yin-air, IPA: , a portmanteau of chameleon and millionaire) is an American rapper (and often singer) and the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. ... Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known as Pimp C, was an American Southern rapper better known as one-half of the hip hop group UGK. // UGK, which also includes Bun B, is a successful rap group from the Southern U.S. especially during the early to... 8 Ball and MJG are a US Southern hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee. ... Rick Alan Ross (born November 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a private consultant and lecturer in the area of so-called cults, who maintains a website with an extensive listing of articles about allegedly destructive cults, controversial groups and movements, and related research about mind control theories. ... This article is about a musician. ... Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper. ... Lyfe Jennings (born Chester Jennings in Chicago, Illionis in October 12, 1999) is a platinum-selling African American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. ... David Darnell Brown (born March 15, 1981), better known as Young Buck, is an American rapper who is a member of the popular rap group G-Unit. ... Jazze Pha (pronounced Jazzie Fay) is the stage name of Phantom Anton Alexander (born 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA). ... Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. ...


Discography

Main article: Bun B discography

Discography for rapper Bun B. // Trill Released: October 18, 2005 Chart positions: #6 US Billboard 200, #1 U.S. R&B, #1 U.S. Rap U.S. Sales: 643,078 copies sold Last RIAA certification: Gold Singles: Draped Up, Git It, Get Throwed Return Of The Trill Released: Summer, 2007...

Albums

  • 2005: Trill
  • 2008: II Trill
  • 2009: Trill-O-G (Trilogy)

Trill is a 2005 album by Bun B. It is said that Bun released the album to keep the UGK name alive while Pimp C was in prison. ...

Singles

Draped Up is the first single from Bun Bs debut album Trill. ... Lil Keke (born Marcus Lakee Edwards on March 31, 1976) is a rapper from Houston, Texas who is an emcee and member of the Screwed Up Click. ... Git It is the second single from Bun Bs debut album Trill. ... The Ying Yang Twins are an Atlanta-based crunk rap duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born Deongelo Holmes on February 23, 1979). ... Get Throwed is the third single from Bun Bs debut album Trill. ... Chad Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known as Pimp C, was an American Southern rapper better known as one-half of the hip hop group UGK. // UGK, which also includes Bun B, is a successful rap group from the Southern U.S. especially during the early to... For the 1950s television show, see Captain Z-Ro. ... Jay Jenkins (born September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina) formerly known as Lil J currently known as Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Kisean Anderson (born February 3, 1990) better known by his stage name Sean Kingston, is a Jamaican American reggae singer and rapper. ...

References

  1. ^ http://music.yahoo.com/promo-18684304-74-20060321-

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Bun B - Music Downloads - Online (148 words)
Bio: Rapper Bun B (born Bernard Freeman) rose to fame in the duo UGK.
Bun B and Pimp C formed UGK in the late '80s when their former crew, Four Black Ministers, fell apart.
Bun B formed the side project Mddl Fngz in 2000, but his main concern was still UGK.
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