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Bun B born as Bernard Freeman is an American rapper. He is well known as one half of the southern rap duo UGK (Underground Kingz), a group he formed in 1987 alongside Pimp C. Apart from his work with UGK, Bun B has released four solo albums, including 2010’s Trill OG, which received the rare 5 mic rating from The Source.
What is Bun B Famous for?
- Being one-half of the popular southern rap duo, UGK, which has released several successful albums including Underground Kingz, which made its debut to the top of US Billboard 200 charts.
- The popularity of his studio album, Trill OG, which debuted on the US Billboard 200 on #4 spot.
Where is Bun B born?
Back to his early life, Bun B was born in Port Arthur, Texas, the United States as a Bernard Freeman. He is American by nationality and belongs to the black ethnic group. His birth sign is Pisces.
We do not have details about his parents and education. However, he has one brother whose name is yet to be revealed. If you have or know about his parent's information, please share with us by using the comment.
When did Bun B pursue his music career?
- Pimp C started the rap duo UGK in the late 1980s. He first released a demo tape titled “Underground King” which didn’t feature Bun B on the track. Alternatively, it featured Pimp C’s friend Mitchell Queen. Bun and his friend Jalon Jackson had their own group called P.A. Militia. The two groups joined forces and formed the group 4 Black Ministers.
- Queen and Jackson, they later left the group leaving Pimp C and Bun B so they decided to return to UGK. The demo Pimp C recorded with Mitchell Queen, Underground King, attracted the attention of an independent label in Houston called Bigtyme Records. They then released an extended play titled The Southern Way.
- The release of this record attracted the attention of Jive Records. While recording their debut album, Too Hard to Swallow, many of the songs had content too explicit for the album, so Bigtyme Records released an extended play titled Banned before the album was released, including all the songs that were too explicit for Too Hard to Swallow. The song “Pocket Full of Stones” became the first UGK song to get major airplay throughout the United States. Their second album, Super Tight…, followed in 1994. Their third album, Ridin’ Dirty, peaked at number 2 on the R&B Charts in 1996, and at number 15 on the Billboard 200. After releasing their fourth studio album, Dirty Money, Pimp C got sentenced to jail.
- Bun B announced "The Trillest Tour" in January 2014. On January 30, the Houston native revealed the tour dates, where he was accompanied by fellow Houston native Kirko Bangz. The tour ran from March 6 until April 17, 2014.
- Besides music, he also released a coloring book titled “Bun B’s Rap Coloring Book” along with author Shea Serrano in 2013. Previously, Freeman and Serrano had talked about working together to make a book. At first, they agreed on a “hip hop survival guide”, but both agreed against the project. Serrano, later on, drew coloring pages of rappers that he posted on Tumblr. The pages quickly went viral. Freeman and Serrano then decided to make a whole coloring book.
- He also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer in the faculty of Rice University. He taught a course in the School of the Humanities on Hip-Hop and Religion.
Is Bun B married person?
Reflecting the personal life of Bun B, He was a married man. He is married to Angela Walls. They started dating since 2003. After his marriage to Angela, he also became stepfather to her two children from her previous relationship. There is no previous affairs record of Bun B in media. As of now the couple lives blissful life without rumors of divorce or separated.
On April 24, 2019, Bun B shot an armed intruder who was attempting to rob his Houston home. The intruder fled on foot. The suspect, identified as DeMonte Jackson, was taken into custody by Houston police after arriving at the hospital.
How much is Bun B net worth?
As a known rapper, he might earn a handsome amount of money from his music career. According to some online sources, He has net worth somewhere around $3 million at present. However, his salary was yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.
How tall is Bun B?
Observing his body statistics, He stands a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs around 104 kg. Similarly, He has a pair of black eyes and black hair color. His body measures 44-38-15 inches include chest, waist, and biceps. Further, he has a tattoo on his hand.
Is Bub B died, actually?
Rumors of the death of Bun B on Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read this page were given a believable account of the American rapper’s passing:
This is what was posted;
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (December 03, 2018), our beloved rapper Bun B passed away. Bun B was born on March 19, 1973, in Port Arthur. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Many of his fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 45-year-old rapper was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Some trusting fans believed the post, others didn’t. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a rapper of Bun B’s stature would be major news across networks.
On Tuesday 4, December the rapper’s reps officially confirmed that Bun B is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Trivias About Bun B You Need To Know.
- He used to sell drugs in school.
- While studying in school, he regularly participated in plays such as A Raisin in the Sun.
- He was very good at studying. He got scholarship offers- one for acting and another for academics.
- His stepson is American rapper Young-B, who is a member of the rap group Youngest N Charge.