(AllHipHop News) When a rapper receives a co-sign from the Trill OG that’s a major stamp of approval. Bun B spoke with Montreality about why he gave that acknowledgment to two of Hip Hop’s leading voices in the 2010’s – Big K.R.I.T. and Drake.
“Big KRIT got the Bun B stamp of approval because he was so studied about southern Hip Hop heritage. He was very concerned about wanting to be a contributor to that,” said Bun. “And he’s not afraid to speak the truth. I think that’s very important in Hip Hop.”
Bun appeared on KRIT’s “Pull Up” off 2012’s Live from the Underground album and “Shine On” off 2013’s King Remembered In Time mixtape. The Texas rap legend has also worked with Canadian rapper Drake. Bun and Drizzy collaborated for “Put It Down” and “It’s Been A Pleasure.”
“With Drake it was a little bit different. It was like nobody was really sure what it was going to be, but it was very interesting,” he continued. “His approach, his cadence, coming from a different surrounding, coming from a different world, it allowed him the opportunity to do it without being – I guess – held back by a lot of things that a normal American rapper would be held back by… it was just a fresh outlook on music, on life.”
Bun also speaks on first meeting 50 Cent, the return of OutKast, whether more Pimp C music is on the way, and what industry traps to look out for.
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Watch Bun B’s interview below.