What do rappers lose when they get older? Lots has happened to them since they first got together, in the late s. They helped put nearby Houston on the hip-hop map, and they helped inspire a generation of Southern hip-hop stars, from OutKast to Lil Wayne. Through it all, they have put together a solid — sometimes brilliant — series of albums, guest appearances and mixtape tracks. Almost from the start, UGK was known for tough but smooth rhymes delivered over elegant, leisurely beats.
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Happy to take on a father figure role for the many rappers in and around his beloved Port Arthur, Texas, rapper Bun B has taken more hits than a heavyweight in a career spanning more than 30 years. They had their first number one record last year, almost 20 years later, which for hip-hop is a ridiculous time span, and he is still around — so give it up one more time for Bun B. Recording back then, in the early days — one, it was more time-consuming. For example, if I had to redo a vocal take, you would have to stop the machine, wait for the tapes to rewind, wait for all the tracks to lock back in and then go again, whereas digitally it is two taps of the space bar. It is really a personal preference. So I think we will have to talk about the special sound that you introduced to the game later, but first of all, Port Arthur. Port Arthur, Texas, is a very small refinery town in south-east Texas. The town next to it, Beaumont, Texas, is where the largest oil drilling in the world has ever happened.
He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University , located in Houston , Texas. He first released a demo tape titled "Underground King" which didn't feature Bun B on the track. Instead, it featured Pimp C's friend Mitchell Queen. Bun B and friend Jalon Jackson had their own group called P. Both groups joined forces and formed the group 4 Black Ministers.
He was thirty-three. Rescue workers responding to a call from the Mondrian Hotel found the rapper in his bed. His passion was undeniable and his love was unmatched. To say that I lost a friend or brother would never do justice to the relationship we shared.