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Bun B

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This Trill O.G. celebrates a birthday this weekend, originally getting started in the game with his homie, Jalon Jackson in at group known as the P.A. Militia.

Bun B, Bernard Freeman, would soon meet another M.C. and the two, after a few false starts, would later become the Underground Kingz and make southern hip-hop history.

Chad Butler aka Pimp C had his own group with his homie Mitchell Queen but would join forces with Bun’s P.A. Militia and the foursome would become 4 Black Ministers.

After Queen and Jackson left the group, Pimp and Bun decided to journey on together and go by the Underground Kingz aka UGK.

After the switch, a demo that Pimp C had been working on caught the attention Russell Washington, CEO of the Houston based independent record label, BigTyme Records.  This would lead to the songs from the project they put together catching the ears of Jive Records and the label securing a record deal for the budding hip hop duo.

The Trill O.G., Bun B one half of the ground breaking southern hip-hop due UGK, celebrates another landmark.  He’s 43 years young Saturday (3/19/16).

The “Trillionaire” M.C., from Port Arthur, but residing in Houston, Texas for the last few years and repping for the city as his own for sometime, has been traveling the country as a special political correspondent for the Vice website during the 2016 presidential primary.

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Not only has he continued to be one of Houston’s most respected hip-hop Icons, but the dedicated Husband and Father continues to blaze untraveled roads opening up more possibilities for not only himself but also also rap star’s hip-hop to come.

He wrote a children’s coloring book, “Bun B’s Rap Coloring Book” and also taught at Rice University as a Distinguished Lecturer teaching a course in the School of the Humanities on Hip-Hop and Religion.

Happy Birthday to The Trill O.G., Bun B.

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