rapper Bun B. of UGK was honored during the "Movie’s Houstonians Love"
film series at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston on Feb. 13. The
Museum, which presents the series annually, invites four popular Houstonian’s
to showcase and discuss their favorite movies to the viewing public.Bun
B. chose to screen Henry Chalfont’s 1983 classic, Style Wars. "I
do believe its a validation for the Hip-Hop community as a whole, but specifically
for Houston Hip-Hop," Bun B. told local Fox 26. "For us to be asked
by the Museum here in town, acknowledges the efforts we are making. This is not
an opportunity that I take lightly. Being the first in anything, it’s either an
opening of the door or closing of the door. "Former
hosts of the "Movie’s Houstonians Love" film series include former First
Lady Barbara Bush, Mayor Bill White, Larry Dierker of the Houston Astros and film
maker Robert Rodriguez. Bun
B. explained that the event was a cultural exchange, exposing some in the audience
to art and others to Hip-Hop music. "We
want to broaden the audience, we want more people to discover the Museum and what
we have here," added Museum curator Marian Luntz.Bun
B.’s showing of Style Wars was a sold-out success, making it the first
time an artist has sold out the museum during the "Movie Houstonians Love"
film series. "I
wouldn’t take all the credit for that, the love for Hip-Hop spreads a lot farther
than people think," Bun B. said.