Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time) is one of my favorite “new” MCs out. The “new” is in quotes since he’s actually been at it for a good minute now, dropping all type of quality work. That said, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here and Return of 4Eva should be in your library. If not, what are you waiting on? Abovie is the video for “Country Sh*t (Remix)”, featuring Ludacris and Bun B, which appears on Return of 4Eva and the R4 the Prequel EP Def Jam is hawking. Clip for “Dreamin'” is below. [H/T to Spitty]
Say what you will, Drake is winning. Toronto’s own—along with Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Colbert, James Franco and Jeff Bridges aka “The Dude”—is one of GQ Magazine’s Man of the Year cover subjects, filed under “Breakout of the Year.”
Bun B’s video for “Put It Down,” featuring Drake, below.
J. Cole Talks Drake Collab & Jay Electronica [2DopeBoyz]
Rihanna Feat. Drake – “What’s My Name” Video [The Smoking Section]
Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek are Reflection Eternal, Revolutions Per Minute is out May 18th. The clip for “In This World” above, album artwork below followed by the video for “Strangers (Paranoid)” featuring Bun B.
“I’m a realist about the world. I don’t sit around wondering too much about too much. I deal with everything how it’s supposed to be dealt with according to my personal spiritual law. I regret that there where things that [Pimp C] couldn’t be apart of as far as his family and his children, but I was very blessed to have not just a good friend but a great business partner as well. But before I had even started the process to working on his album, I had to come to terms with what happened. You know you never get over it. You learn to move past it but, it doesn’t take more than five or ten steps before you see something that reminds you of him.”—Bun B
That quote from the Southern Rap Impresario didn’t make the cut, so I thought I’d share. Props go to the homie Martin A. Berrios who dropped the “Top 5 Dead or Alive” concept on AHH that plenty people seem to be jocking lately (yes, shots). [Bun B’s Top 5 Dead or Alive via AllHipHop.com]
I got to listen to the final UGK album, 4 Life, a few weeks back and got to chat with Bun B for a bit on the last UGK studio album and on his fav rappers (it’s an interesting list). Oh yeah, Bun B bodied Hov on “Big Pimpin’.” Listen to his verse again before you question the kid.
Bun B on Surviving the Financial Crisis [Global Grind via Nah Right]
Bun B Mad Skip to My Lou got traded… [via Urban Daily]
Never Made Twenty [Noz has got the goods]
The Pimp & The Bun [via Word of South]