Bun B recently reacted to his new "Trill OG" album getting a rare five mic rating from The Source magazine. The UGK member talked about what it meant for it to be labeled a classic.
"For every album labeled a classic, there are dozens of others that people feel deserve the honor. So I realize that people now feel they have to place my album next to others that they feel were more impactful, and argue their case. With social networking being as prevalent as it is in our society, these arguments now take place in a very public arena, which in order to be heard, you often have to be very opinionated and abrasive to stand out. So people, while having no personal hate or malice towards me, will make very loud arguments about The Source's decision, and the loudest ones will probably get the most attention…Having said all this, it is with great honor and admiration that I humbly accept this esteemed declaration from the Source Magazine and it's staff for my album Trill OG, and for those that feel they need to sh*t on me to argue for another artist or album, don't worry. The Trill OG can take it! UGK for life!"
In related news, Bun B's new album is, based on one-day sales, on route to sell up to 35,000 copies in the first week of its availability. Featuring contributions from his ex-bandmate as well as Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Gucci Mane, along with producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Drumma Boy and Boi-1da, the disc is now in stores.
Bun B – Footage (Talks 5 Mic Review)