In 1987 the late Chad Butler aka Pimp C and Bernard Freeman aka Bun B joined forces to create the historical rap duo we now know as UGK. Hit after hit, I took in the street lingo and Texas swag. I never meant to be a pupil. I never meant to be more than an admirer of this slow but steady music that I felt brewed within me. Yet somehow, these two men became a part of me.
Years later as I sat and listened to Bun’s solo projects, I began to respect him as an individual. His words flowed easily and I witnessed a lyrical growth right before my eyes. As a fan and music lover, I was excited to hear where Bun would take Trill O.G. So today as I sat and listened, my heart and ears open, I embraced everything Bun intended this album to be.
I feel that even though Bun kept it Trill, he explored new avenues. In the record titled Let Em Know produced by DJ Premier, I personally feel like he stepped out of his element. East Coast meets Gulf Coast…who knew it could sound so sweet.
On the record titled Just Like That featuring Young Jeezy, the beat is just as hard as the artist! Which is the case for most of Bun’s tracks on this album. However, he slowed it down a bit for a strong collab with Latoya Luckett titled All A Dream.
This album is packed with great collabs, heavy beats, and the Bun B we all know and love. I honestly feel like this is his best work yet and I’m sure he will continue to shine and deliver more hits in the future. If you haven’t heard the album you’re in for a treat. Appearances from artists such as Drake, Yo Gotti & Gucci Mane, Pimp C 2Pac, Trey Songz, and Reakwon make Trill O.G. more than worth your buck.
Previously: Rick Ross – Teflon Don