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Status Ain't Hood

The Future Era Is Over

Fitted shirt-sleeves rolled-up, curled into a half-crouch, Jay Z looks somewhere off-camera and offers this prophecy: "I promise they ain't gon' like this!" He's right,…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Drake Won

Last week in this space, I wrote that I wanted Drake to lose his current feud with Meek Mill. In fact, I didn't just want…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 1:10 pm

More Bun B stories

Watch Parquet Courts & Bun B Perform Together On Colbert

Nervy New York postpunks Parquet Courts and UGK rap legend Bun B both have roots in Texas, but beyond that, you might not expect the…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2016 - 9:59 am

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: Picking 2015’s Most Important Rap Song With Shea Serrano

Shea Serrano is a writer at Grantland, and he writes long and personal and really funny pieces about, among other things, rap music and action…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch Run The Jewels Perform With Big Boi, T.I., Bun B, Gangsta Boo In Atlanta

Run The Jewels brought out a bunch of guests during their Music Midtown festival in Killer Mike's native Atlanta yesterday. Fellow ATLien Big Boi came…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2015 - 6:09 pm

MICK + Leon Bridges’ Coming Home To Texas Mixtape Combines His Songs With Houston Rap Classics

Leon Bridges is a neo-soul revivalist straight out of Fort Worth whose debut album Coming Home felt like it was taken whole cloth from an…
Caitlin White | September 1, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Watch Jeezy Bring Out Andre 3000, Kanye West, Usher, T.I., Bun B At Thug Motivation 101 Anniversary Show

On Saturday night, Young Jeezy celebrated the 10th anniversary of his landmark debut album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 with a big show at…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Watch Bun B In A Toothpaste Commercial

Houston rapper Bun B makes an appearance in a recent advertisement for Rembrandt, a teeth whitening company. He acknowledges the absurdity right of the bat:…
James Rettig | October 9, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Dizzee Rascal – “H-Town” (Feat. Bun B & Trae) (Prod. A-Trak)

There were many, many interesting things about the London rapper Dizzee Rascal when he was an ascendant grime star a little less than a decade…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

Beyoncé – “I Been On Remix” (Feat. Bun B, Scarface, Z-Ro, Lil Keke, Willie D & Slim Thug)

A couple of weeks ago and absolutely out of nowhere, Beyoncé released the absolutely badass and aggressively weird single "Bow Down/I Been On," on which…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

SXSW 2013 Saturday: Justin Timberlake, Earl Sweatshirt, French Montana, More

Here it is, our last recap-post from last week in Austin. If you're just getting caught up, you can dip back into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,…
Stereogum | March 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Big K.R.I.T. – “Shine On” (Feat. Bun B)

The Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. rose to fame by working up a sweeping, organic, entirely convincing personal take on mid-'90s country rap. So it's a…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Fun Fun Fun Fest: 10 Must-See Sets Plus Nite Highlights

Starting sometime today, and growing tomorrow, some 20,000 people will converge on Austin, TX for Fun Fun Fun Fest. If you're not one of them,…
Stereogum | November 1, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m From Texas” Video (Feat. Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Kirko Bangz & Bun B)

Houston rap's moment in the national spotlight started sometime around January 2005 and ended sometime around December 2005, but all those guys are still around,…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2012 - 9:56 am

Big Boi – “Gossip” (Feat. UGK & Big K.R.I.T.)

Big morning for rap music! And now here's another thing to get amped about. Last month, we learned that OutKast's Big Boi was planning to…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2012 - 9:42 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week for videos just fucking absolutely ruled, so before we get into what made this list, let's take a moment for all the videos…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Killer Mike – “Big Beast” Video (Feat. T.I., Bun B & Trouble) (NSFW)

Well, this morning just got significantly more awesome. "Big Beast," the ridiculously badass all-star first single from Killer Mike's excellent El-P-produced new album R.A.P. Music,…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2012 - 11:04 am

Fat Tony & Tom Cruz – “Bad Habits” (Feat. Bun B & Nick Diamonds)

Today, the brand new Brooklyn-based label Young One announced its formation, and it's already got a small but seriously impressive roster: Bay Area cloud-rap pioneers…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Killer Mike – “Big Beast” (Feat. Bun B, T.I. & Trouble) (Prod. El-P)

For a long time now, we've heard rumblings about a new collaborative album from badass Atlanta rap snarler Killer Mike and New York skronk-rap king…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Watch ASAP Rocky Perform In NYC Last Night

Though much praise has fallen on the lap of Harlem-bred rap upstart ASAP Rocky, last night's show at Irving Plaza was his true coronation as…
Corban Goble | February 2, 2012 - 12:58 pm
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