Bun B QuotesBernard James Freeman known professionally as Bun B, is an American rapper and actor. He is best known as one half of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), a group he formed in 1987 alongside Pimp C. Aside from his work with UGK, Bun B has released five solo albums, including 2010's Trill OG, which received the rare 5 mic rating from The Source.He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas.
Well, the first thing I do is I try to listen to whatever rapping is already on the track. I listen for cadence and melody to see how the track’s already been written, and to make sure that whatever flow or flows I decide to run with, or patterns or melodies that I decide to put into the song, that they’re not already in there. Then I try to see if there’s a different part of the subject matter that I can talk about.
Well I think the problem is, is that…what people don’t realize is they’re gonna get away from the people that they’re marketing with now. They’re tryna change everything about the format of the NBA, the imaging and everything. This is more about control you know what I’m saying? This has nothing to do with clothing. This is a control issue.
I think the whole nostalgia for the forty year gap for [Sylvester] Stallone was bigger than the movie [Creed], but it’s good because the movie still gets recognized with Stallone’s involvement. I’m sure the director [Ryan Coogler] is still proud of his film, but it’s very hard to nominate a director.
Basically, I’m going to take what you did, the bare-bones structure of what you were trying to do, how you were attacking the song, and attack it in pretty much the same way, just with more intensity to show you that you could’ve come harder. Like, I’ve been in situations where I’ve had to tell a cat how to rhyme his rhyme.
I’m very surprised at Carol didn’t get a best picture. Todd Haynes is an Academy darling, his period pieces are nothing short of brilliant, and they hold up. And I definitely feel like Carol speaks to, even though it’s set in the past, it speaks to themes we’re dealing with in life right now. It’s really really shocking that it didn’t get it.
The idea of watching an entire film basically from one person’s perspective – and not even really from their perspective, but [it’s] probably the most intimately shot film that’s in any of these categories. If you’re not familiar with Son of Saul, basically it’s a film about a Jewish guy who’s in concentration camp, but he helps dispose of the bodies after they leave the gas chamber. So, you watch the entire movie looking at Saul’s face and looking at his interactions with people.