I know I missed the anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death a couple weeks ago, and I felt bad about that, but I just couldn’t think of a way to honor him in the way that he wasn’t already getting honored all over the internet around that time. And I know it doesn’t have to be like that, I don’t have to take into account what everybody else is doing before I do what I do, but I still just couldn’t think of what the best way to pay my respect was. So I just let it pass.
Then when I found out that today is Bun B’s birthday, I made up my mind to do this one right. Maybe because it’s the anniversary of Bun’s birth instead of the anniversary of Big’s death it’s more approachable, or maybe it’s because Bun B is on the first rap song I ever truly loved, but whatever the reason, I wanted to really tackle this one. So I started thinking. What would be the best post I could make for Bun B on his birthday? Maybe I should just keep it simple, put up one of my favorite verses? There are so many though, especially with all the guest work he’s done in the past few years. Maybe I should dig up something kinda obscure for all the people that have heard his standard material. That could be cool. Or maybe just keep it classic and post up a UGK track that everybody can just vibe to and enjoy on his birthday.
But none of these really seemed right, so kept thinking. Eventually it came to me, and I’m really excited about what I came up with. I decided that the best thing to do would be to seek out some stuff that I’ve never heard by him before instead of putting up something I’m already super familiar with. What better to honor an artist than to dig even deeper into their catalog than you already have instead of just re-listening to the same shit that you love over and over? I think that might be my new policy from now on, I think it’s a great way to pay tribute to somebody you admire. I know I’d like people to do that with my music.
So here ya go: my favorite stuff that I found cruisin’ around the internet today that I’d never heard before. They’re not particularly classic, or necessarily my absolute favorite of all time, but they’re definitely excellent to listen to, and have broadened my already massive respect and love for the trillest man breathing. Happy Birthday Bun B.
2 Chainz – Pimps (feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T.)
Bun B – Trillionaire (feat. T-Pain)