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J. Cole Wants, So Badly, To Be Rap’s Conscience

"Life can bring much pain," a woman tells us in the opening moments of KOD, the album that J. Cole released last Friday. She sounds…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2018 - 11:16 am

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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

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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

More Bun B stories

Bun B – “Myself” (Feat. Run The Jewels)

Ten or 15 years ago, if someone would've told me that there would've been a Bun B solo album with an El-P guest verse, I…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2018 - 11:07 am

Killa Kyleon – “Doja Sweet” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & Bun B)

Killa Kyleon is a longtime fixture on the Houston rap underground, and he's been a regional star for years. He raps in a big, barrel-chested…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2018 - 10:04 am

Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand Join Harvey Relief Telethon

ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and CMT have joined forced to air a Hurricane Harvey relief telethon, it was announced today. George Clooney, Beyonce,…
Hilary Lewis / The Hollywood Reporter | September 5, 2017 - 11:43 am

Bun B, Scooter Braun Planning Televised Harvey Benefit Concert

Houston rapper Bun B and music manager Scooter Braun are working on setting up a televised benefit concert to help those affected by Tropical Storm…
James Rettig | August 30, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Parquet Courts – “Captive Of The Sun (Remix)” (Feat. Bun B)

The members of the New York postpunk band Parquet Courts grew up in Texas, and they love the shit out of Texas rap. Last year,…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2017 - 10:19 am

Preview Parquet Courts & Bun B’s Collaborative 12″

The members of the great New York postpunk band Parquet Courts have deep roots in Texas, and they're all vocal fans of Texas rap. This…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2016 - 10:26 am

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

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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

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
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