Bun B teams up with Cory Mo to give us this brand new trill project. You can definitely tell that they were trying to shoot for the radio with this offering. The songs are geared more towards a radio friendly format. Bun B sounds fantastic on the mic. His bars are great and his flow is amazing. He definitely brings that Texas vibe to his art. The beats are pretty average on this record. It’s a decent sounding album overall. I wish they would have went for a grittier sound with it though.
Bun B links up with LE$ to release a quick new project called Distant. On the mic, Bun sounds pretty decent. I wouldn’t say that this is his best work, but he does sound strong with his rhymes. LE$ is decent as well, but sounds an awful lot like Paul Wall with his delivery. The production on here is super laid back and that was probably its biggest downfall. We wanted to hear more of that banging Texas sound. Instead, this sounds like some early morning listening while on your way to work. Nonetheless, a good song with a good message is “Maintain.” The hook on there is very clever and it reminds us all to take a moment to ourselves. All in all, this project could have been better, but we always appreciate the work from Bun B.
Bun B blesses fans with a 5 track EP of new music to commemorate the arrival of his own day in Houston, “Bun B Day.” Every August 30th will henceforth be known as Bun B Day. This super short, yet dope project shows how great Bun B really is. He gives us simple but strong rhymes that seem to pierce through the soul every time. It’s really amazing how he can craft rhymes usually with only one syllable rhyming, yet have the rhymes hit home so well. The beats on here are pretty dope overall. I was especially feeling the first two tracks “It Ain’t Easy Being Trill” and “I Am.” Although it is very short, Bun proves he will forever be one of the great ones.
Bun B teams up with Statik Selektah for a fantastic album here with this matchup. Bun definitely has it in him to create classics. He’s done it before on Trill OG and he almost did it again here with this album. His rhymes are amazing throughout this project. He is able to just craft such great lyrics oftentimes intertwining street life and hopeful sentiments all in one. His flow is all but perfect as he moves through each 4 bar set effortlessly then resetting right back into the next 4 bars. On the mic, he can’t be stopped. And as far as production, he has always known the secret to picking near perfect music. Statik Selektah gets a bit more musical on here, but offers fantastic-crafted beats for Bun B to flow over. There are a few songs that are a bit more laid back, but at the same time, this project truly plays front to back and is very cohesive. There are fantastic features on here from Method Man, Westside Gunn, Lil Fame, Paul Wall, and many more. This project is a MUST listen. Definitely don’t sleep on this one at all.
Bun B is back with another trill installment for fans. I gotta be honest, this one wasn’t as dope as I expected it to be. It wasn’t whack by any means, but I just don’t think it has lived up to the hype of previous solo albums from Bun. I think the main culprit was the production. He has some dope tracks on here, but it just didn’t fill out the project as much as previous efforts have done like Trill OG. I wanted to hear that one song that was just a certified down south banger and it really wasn’t delivered. There were some highlights on this though. “Traphandz” with Yo Gotti and 2Chainz was a pretty dope and catchy song. The chorus is definitely one that will draw you in and keep you there. The best song on here is probably “Blood On The Dash.” This is a perfectly written song about the different perspectives of a man riding home at the end of the night and a police officer patrolling. These 2 have an inevitable crossing of paths and gives their perspectives through the whole interaction. This is an example of perfect penmanship by Bun B here. His rhymes throughout the project are pretty decent, but I would have liked to have seen some different production. All in all, this one is not too bad.