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Bun B

Performing in Atlanta in August 2008.
Background information
Birth name Bernard Freeman
Born March 19, 1972 (1972-03-19) (age 37)
Origin Port Arthur, Texas
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1989 - present
Labels Trill, Rap-a-Lot, UGK
Associated acts Wale, Pimp C, Mitchell Queen, DJ DMD, DJ Bird, DJ Screw & the Screwed Up Click, Geto Boys, E-40, Too $hort, Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, Dungeon Family, Cash Money Records, Ludacris, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Rick Ross

Bernard Freeman (born March 19, 1972) better known by his stage name Bun B is an American rapper and was one half of the southern hip hop duo UGK.


Solo career

When Bun B's UGK partner Pimp C entered a jail sentence on an aggravated gun assault charge in 2003, Bun B made guest appearances on numerous albums by other Southern rappers and released a 2005 mixtape titled Legends.[1] Singles featuring a Bun B guest appearance included "They Don't Know" by Paul Wall, "Gimme That" by Webbie and "I'm A G" by Yung Joc. Bun B also appeared in a documentary titled Screwed In Houston produced by VBS/Vice Magazine that details the history of the Houston rap scene.


In October 2005, Bun B's debut solo album Trill was released.[2] Singles included "Draped Up", [2] "Git It", and "Get Throwed".[3] The album peaked at the sixth spot on the American Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.[4]

II Trill

After Pimp C died in 2007, Bun B returned to a solo career. In 2008, he released his second album, II Trill [1] The first single was "That's Gangsta" featuring Sean Kingston. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 98,000 copies.[5] Other singles were "Damn I'm Cold" featuring Lil Wayne and "You're Everything" featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, and 8Ball & MJG, the latter of which was dedicated to the late Pimp C. Bun B's third album is to be Trill O.G.[6]



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