Complex caught up with Uncle Bun to talk about how the (really dope) UGK x 2pac x Trey Songz collaboration came about for his upcoming album, Trill OG.
It’s produced by Steve Bilo, a protégé of Pimp’s. It was originally recorded as a live verse and a chorus. My verse is from this year, Pimp C’s verse is from the 2000 decade, and Pac’s verse is from the ’90s. Pac’s verse was already there. We gave the producer the tempo. We stripped the track bare. It wasn’t like the track was created and the verse had to fit on it. So we just built a beat around the same tempo that the verse was already recorded to. If I had to guess, [Pac’s verse] had to be from before the Death Row beef or it has to be around when he started putting together [One Nation], when he had Boot Camp and all of those people. In the song he’s talking about being in New York, walking down 125th, and being at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Really, it was killing me. It took everything in me to not leak just a piece of it during the Puerto Rican parade. I was just looking at it like, “Fuck, the song should’ve been out yesterday.”
You can read up on the rest of the Pac story as well as Bun’s thoughts on Thank Me Later‘s sales over here.