A few days ago an unreleased track from J. Cole hit the internets. Shortly after, folks learned that it was meant for Trill O.G. but didn’t make the final cut. Bun B chopped it up with VIBE on the reasoning.
I never could figure out how to approach the record. It almost sounded crazy for me to say ‘Bun B For President.’ It was an incredible song. I really loved the track, which J. Cole produced as well. I originally talked to him about a beat and he was like, ‘Oh I got music all day. Would you mind if I sent you something with a verse on it.’ I’m like, ‘I wasn’t even gon’ go there but by all means…’ And when he sent it, all we did all day was sit around and listen to that song, like, ‘Do you hear this? What do you do to this? I don’t even know what to do to this.’ So it was just something that we had to put to the side.
That’s one of the few songs that I wasn’t able to just attack. I hated that I couldn’t figure out how to do it. That shows how ahead of the game [Cole] is. Most of the songs I hear, people will tell you I jumped in on it. That one I took my time with and I was like, ‘You know what, we’re gonna wait on this record. We’re gonna sit on it until I know exactly how to present it.
Not all is lost though as Uncle Bun says that he plans on adding a verse. Hopefully we can expect something in the next couple days. Also, after the jump he lists off his 7 favorite albums of 2010 so far.
Eminem – Recovery
I didn’t think that a person who had already given up as much as his personal life could make a record even more personal. Nobody is as honest a person in music than Eminem.
Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives
I think initially everybody was excited about the album primarily because Nas was doing another album and I don’t think people were giving Damian Marley enough credit as an artist, but he more than held his own on this album. And Distant Relatives is a great album, not because Nas is great, but because Nas and Damian are both great.
Curren$y – Pilot Talk
It’s a good album to sit back and [mellow] down to and I spend a lot of my time doing that.
Drake – Thank Me Later
Almost as many people love him as hate him. I think Drake maintains himself pretty well given the pressure he’s under. A lot of people wouldn’t have been able to deal with being Drake but Drake does a good job of being Drake. A lot of cats would have folded under that pressure.
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
I feel like ‘General Patton’ from Big Boi is one of the best beats this year.
Fat Joe – The Darkside
‘I’m Gone’ by DJ Premier, that’s a real record.
Rick Ross – Teflon Don
One more time for VIBE.