(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.