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Bun B Drafts Lil' Wayne & Lupe Fiasco For New LP, Heads Out On Nat'l Tour

written by Lauren Carter

Friday - February 29, 2008
Bun B of UGK

Southern rap legend Bun B of UGK will release his second solo album, II Trill, on April 29 and he'll be criss-crossing the country for a national tour which starts today.

The record serves as the follow-up to his 2005 debut, Trill, which nabbed the No. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The disc features guest spots from the late Pimp C, Lupe Fiasco, Lil' Wayne, 8Ball and MJG, David Banner, Rick Ross, Z-Ro, Mya, Mike Jones, Junior Reid, Webbie, Chamillionaire, Expensive Taste (Paul Wall, Skinhead Rob, & Travis Barker) and Slim Thug. Producers include Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Clinton Sparks and JR Rotem, among others.

Bun's lead single will be "That's Gangsta" featuring pop-reggae sensation Sean Kingston and produced by Rotem.

In December Bun B faced the death of Pimp C, his close friend and partner in rhyme, due to complications from sleep apnea as well as an accidental overdose of prescipription-strength codeine, one of the main ingredients found in the popular illegal beverage "Sizzurp." In the wake of Pimp C's death, Bun B said he would likely ban the syrup talk on his new CD.

"My new album of course probably won't have any references to cough syrup in it," he said.

Bun B is currently on a tour to promote his forthcoming record and will be making stops at several Boys & Girls Clubs while on the road. He has also partnered with Microsoft Zune to bring fans closer to his circle.

Fans can connect with Bun directly by visiting www.zune.net/bunb.

Tour dates are as follows:

Feb. 29th Fayetteville, NC The Palace
Mar. 1st Richmond, VA High Lights
Mar. 2nd Washington DC Platinum Night Club
Mar.3rd - 4th New York, NY Press/Promo
Mar. 5th Cleveland, OH Boys & Girls Club and Metropolis
Mar. 6th Indianapolis, IN Lilly Unit Boys & Girls Club and Cloud 9
Mar. 7th Detroit, MI Zoo Bar
Mar. 8th Cincinnati, OH Club Annie's
Mar. 9th Round Lake, IL Sharkey's
Mar. 10th Chicago, IL Press/Promo
Miami, FL Mansion
Mar. 12th-13th Austin, TX South by Southwest
Mar. 14th San Antonio, TX East Side Boys & Girls Club
Mar. 15th Houston, TX Club Levels
Mar. 20th Oklahoma City, OK Venue TBA
Mar. 21st Kansas City, MO Venue TBA
Mar. 22nd St. Louis, MO Venue TBA
Mar. 26th-27th Los Angeles, CA Press/Promo
March 28th Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Mar. 29th San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
Apr. 4th Seattle, WA Nuemose

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  • King James says...
  • Good to see he stayin on the grind reppin UGK. RIP Pimp C
  • Friday, 02-29-2008 @ 11:56am
  • Peter Funkadelic says...
  • Kilo will make sure rap music survives 51 1973 Ya better understand me! 1 time for Bun B da legend
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  • Friday, 02-29-2008 @ 12:11pm

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