Bun B returned with new music two weeks ago in the form of “Gametime” — one of a few releases since 2013’s Trill OG: The Epilogue. And it seems like that won’t be the last we hear from the UGK rapper any time soon.
“I’m making an album now,” Bun B told HipHopDX in an interview. “I’ve been stepping away from the game for a while. I didn’t have a record deal anymore, so for me, it was refreshing to be in the position to make music because I wanted to not because I had to,” he continued. “It’s really about the freedom of being able to record, so for a while I just didn’t record at all. And just laid back, watched my grandkids grow up.”
Not only is Bun working on a new album, he also revealed in the interview that Big K.R.I.T. — a previous collaborator and someone who was heavily influenced by Bun’s work — is the “musical coordinator” for the project.
“He’s been doing production on the album. He’s been actually singing on the album, but more importantly, help to kind of craft a sound of my own,” the Trill OG said, so it seems like K.R.I.T. is in an executive producer role.
Bun and Krizzle have worked together in the past on a couple occasions, namely the “Country Shit” remix (one of K.R.I.T.’s best songs) and “Shine On.”
“This album is crazy. I don’t think people are really gonna have an idea of what I’m coming with. There’s going to be songs from me that you would expect but there’s going to be a level of depth that I’m going to in these songs. I’m thinking of naming this album after my real name, Bernard, because this is a side of myself that took basically 43 years to get to and to really be able to lay everything out. This is what everything has been, this is what everything will be.”
Well, we for one are excited to hear this.
Watch the full interview with HipHopDX below.