Bun B's 'Trill O.G.' Is The 1st Album In 5 Years To Get "5 Mics" From The Source Magazine. Rapper Issues Statement

Texas rapper Bun-B has been keeping it trill for almost two decades. As 1/2 of the legendary rap duo UGK along with the late Pimp C, Bun started dropping gems when a lot of these younger rapper were still in diapers.

On his third solo album, Trill O.G. Bun has received the highest honor The Source magazine can hand out by earning the coveted 5 mics for the perfect album.

The Source writes:

"Trill O.G. scored high enough to receive 5 mics, the holy grail of Hip-Hop ratings, granting it admission into an elite club of timeless musical compositions that span over 20 years. The album rating system has been a staple for the magazine in announcing which artists have put together the best album from start to finish. Bun B is the first artist to receive this honor in over 5 years."

The album has features from Drake, Young Jeezy, Pimp-C, 2Pac, Slim Thug, Gucci Mane and Yo Gotti.

Bun issued a statement regarding the 5 mic rating:

When I started rapping, the highest honor a real MC could aspire to was the coveted 5 mics from Source Magazine. It was only given to the best of the best in hip hop, the cream of the crop so to speak. Those that received the honor were sometimes but not always contested, but what WAS always contested were those that DIDN’t receive the honor. If you’ve ever argued about your favorite MC on a corner, in a barbershop or on the comment section of a blog, then you know what I’m talking about.

For every album labeled a cla**ic, there are dozens of others that people feel deserve the honor. So I realize that people now feel they have to place my album next to others that they feel were more impactful, and argue their case. With social networking being as prevalent as it is in our society, these arguments now take place in a very public arena, which in order to be heard, you often have to be very opinionated and abrasive to stand out. So people, while having no personal hate or malice towards me, will make very loud arguments about The Source’s decision, and the loudest ones will probably get the most attention.

Having been in the music industry almost 20 years, I have learned to receive my accolades with honor and respect, and hold my head high when the hate rains down. I love hip hop just as much or even more than the next person, so I understand the pa**ion behind the argument. At the end of the day, we all want this thing we love to be as real and pure as the day we fell in love with it.

Having said all this, it is with great honor and admiration that I humbly accept this esteemed declaration from the Source Magazine and it’s staff for my album Trill OG, and for those that feel they need to s*** on me to argue for another artist or album, don’t worry. The Trill OG can take it! UGK for life!

Bun B

Congrats to Bun on making a cla**ic. 'Trill O.G. is in stores now.


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