Bun B & Shea Serrano’s Hip Hop Coloring Book To Hit Stores

(AllHipHop News) Houston Hip-Hop legend Bun B is expanding his résumé that already reads the creator of southern rap classics and lecturer at Rice University to include a new title – coloring book curator.

“Bun B’s Rap Jumbo Coloring And Rap Activity Book” is a collaboration with music writer and illustrator Shea Serrano. What started out as a popular Tumblr page has now blossomed into a 42-page book that will include pictures of 45 Hip-Hop celebrities like Drake, T.I., and Rick Ross. It will have connect-the-dots games and lyric ad-libs as well.

Bun’s role in the project is to contribute as the curator while Serrano will create all the illustrations.

“He just lends some credibility (to the book),” Serrano told The Daily Californian. “I’m not black, and I didn’t want people to think, ‘Oh, he’s just making fun of black people’.”

The LA Weekly blogger also makes it clear that even though the book version of “Bun B’s Rap Jumbo” will leave out some of the more adult-themed ideas found on the website, the activity book is still not geared toward children.

“It’s for adults,” contends Serrano. “Kids shouldn’t listen to rap music and definitely shouldn’t listen to the rappers that we (include)… If it lands in a kid’s lap, then cool; he’s going to like it… but we’re kind of making this for rap fans.”

With Bun B being one of the most well-respected Hip-Hop artists amongst his peers in the industry, the UGK member made the perfect choice to join Serrano in creating a book that showed the lighter side of Hip-Hop culture without offending the rappers portrayed in it.

“[Bun] wanted to do a project to show people that rappers, in private, were a funny group of people,” said Serrano. “Everybody loves him, so it sort of worked out.”

Check out some of the activities posted on rapcoloringbook.tumblr.com in the gallery below.

[ALSO READ: Houston Hip-Hop Is Getting Its Proper Respect In New Photo Exhibit]


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45 Responses to “Bun B & Shea Serrano’s Hip Hop Coloring Book To Hit Stores”

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      I didn’t read it – don’t have to – I grew up with coloring books – helped my art – but putting jail baiting lycric-ist in kid’s coloring books makes the publishers money – by feeding our kids “heoros” that get shot at and go to jail – “they’ killed our leaders – now they got us – we gotta re-unite and regroup for the positive.

      • Eli Pinilla

        Bro, the shit says “draw a ratchet friend for juicy j”. And thats just thst pic..u can draw in on the chronic cover and I saw one where u can cover games butterfly tatoo with something diff. Dont know why bun would put his name behind this….

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Eli – once again, I admit I didn’t read this article – and don’t have to – re-read what I said – I don’t see where – what you said made a difference to what I said.

      • Eli Pinilla

        Im adding to your point…just tellin u the stupid shit thats in there….I aint attackin u homie

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        RMfag – you thinking we should listen to a man that sucks another man’s dick is so stupid – you should be blasted.

      • RMfag

        Blasted, Creamed, Smashed.
        Call it whatever you want. But my hole belongs to Mac Miller only.

      • RMfag

        That being said, only idiots think a gay man has no wisdom.
        Arent you dudes tired of being slow yet?

      • RMfag

        How about not looking for leaders?
        SN: Someone called you gay on here.

      • EDOGZ818


        >>In Biggie’s Voice : “You dead wrong!”

        That was actually a solid post!

  1. RMfag

    Surprised Nicki’s page is so normal. Knowing her, a Spongebob x Telebubbies crossover couldnt be even half as fruity as her.

  2. RMfag

    Liking the Tupac shade as well. Big gets a crown while Pac gets 4 lines, 3 which were used during the brainstorm of this comicbook idea.
    I hope Pac gets up in that after he gets off vacation.

  3. RMfag

    They didnt do a gay rapper page, a crossword puzzle in the shape of a dude getting his back blown out sitting ontop another one.

  4. RMfag

    They didnt do a wack rapper page either.
    Then again that would be an encyclopedia series than a comic book…….and Im through.

    • RMfag

      He did or does.
      You just mad that I came up with better insults that you.
      You know what Im doing? Creating culture you Neanderthal.

      I do agree that I should tone down the extraness, so I will try to comment on gay or Mac Miller articles from now on. I gots to support my husband.

    • Hello

      A light peach for his skin depending on what type of crayons you have. Some crayons have a massive bouquet of colors. So if you were to get one of those packs that contain a lot of exotic colors, I’d suggest marigold. ………try it.

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