Bun B Compares Early Drive Of 50 Cent, Master P

Bun B calls OutKast "one of the best groups ever to record music," applauds Drake for his "unique viewpoint."

During a recent interview with Montreality, Port Arthur, Texas rapper Bun B offered his thoughts on a number of his fellow artists, including Drake, 50 Cent and OutKast.

While speaking on 50 Cent, Bun B recalled meeting the then up-and-coming rapper through a production team he worked with. He also revealed that based on the Jamaica, Queens emcee’s desire for success in his early years, he was similar to that of a young Master P.

“I met 50 Cent through Tone,” Bun B said. “There was a production team called Tone & Poke back in the day. They did a lot of crazy records. And Tone had an artist deal. 50 was his artist. And he asked me if I would be interested in working with him. And I went up there. And this was a different 50 Cent. Like that people know nowadays. You know, 50 used to be kinda chubby. I guess, the word for it. But personality, the dude I met back then is the exact same dude that you see now as far as his mentality and like what he’s gonna do as far as being successful and all of that. He was just adamant about what he was going to do with the game if they ever gave him a shot. It’s funny, I heard almost the same words come out of 50 Cent’s mouth in his earliest days and Master P in his earliest days. So, it doesn’t’ really surprise me that those two dudes ended up being two of the richest Hip Hop artists ever.”

The former UGK rapper then applauded Southern duo OutKast on the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. In addition to commending ‘Kast on their music, Bun also credited the group for encouraging people to be themselves.

“To be able to have 20 years of achievement regardless of what you do is something to be admired and something to be honored,” he said. “I think OutKast musically are one of the best groups ever to record music. I mean, these guys won Album of the Year with a Hip Hop album, you know? They’ve contributed so much to the culture. You know what I’m saying? Not just musically, but even when Andre would come out and dress different it was really not about other people dressing like that. But about people not being afraid to express themselves. And to still be appreciated 20 years later is amazing to see and I’m so happy that they’re in a position now to come back and share what we love with the world.”

In regards to today’s newer Hip Hop acts, Bun shared the reason why he gave Canadian singer/rapper Drake his stamp of approval. According to the Texas wordsmith, Drake brought a different perspective to Hip Hop due to his “unique viewpoint.”

“With Drake, it was just it was a little bit different,” Bun said. “It was like nobody was really sure what it was gonna be. You know what I’m saying? But it was very interesting. Like his approach, his cadence. Coming from a different surrounding. Coming from a different world really. It allowed him the opportunity to just kinda do it without being…held back by a lot of things that a normal, American rapper would be held back by based on your region, your proximity to certain things or whatever. And it was just a fresh outlook on music, on life. He’s very introspective and he’s very retrospective. And I think he brings a very unique viewpoint of someone just trying to live his life.”

Lastly, Bun B offered an update on the status of any unreleased music from Pimp C. He says that he isn’t necessarily in the know when it concerns any new music from the late emcee since the rapper’s widow controls his estate, but did reveal that a project featuring Pimp C and Juicy J will still be released.

“If there is anything upcoming as far as Pimp C is concerned, I wouldn’t know," he said. "I don’t control any of the music. I don’t have the music. His wife controls his estate. So, she has all the music and all of that. So, I know she was working with something with Juicy J. That project is still gonna come out. I’m definitely gonna be a part of that project or any Pimp C project that comes out. I support the wife and the estate 100 percent. Yeah, there’s definitely some stuff left. How much? I don’t know, personally.”

Bun B’s interview with Montreality can be found below.

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31 Comments

  • damion

    Did he proclaim himself to be "former UGK rapper" or did yall have a typo or something? If he claimed to be former UGK rapper, I will lose massive respect for Bun.

  • Anonymous

    Ain't "Toke & Pone" and "Trackmasters" the same people? Lol

  • Anonymous

    50 had drive but no talent

  • Anonymous

    he looks like a fat lord jamal

  • Anonymous

    lol 50 the exact same dude back then lol all you suckas love Ross but Ross is a fraud!!!

    • Anonymous

      The exact same ego driven moron with one exception... Today he's a has been about to post the most embarrassing numbers of his career.

  • Anonymous

    Bun But a true legend! Be sure to check out thegrandreport(dot)com, they have good viral videos on there too!

  • Anonymous

    White folks love 50 Cent which may explain why stand up niggas like Bun B refuse to put the nigga on their albums. Salute to Bun B for vouching for Drake and 50 Cent in the same story since they both like singing for bitches and have a majority white fan base,

    • Russo

      Bun has put much much much cornier and wacker artists on his albums than 50. He's a legend and killed like every track he is on, but I just skip some because of lameass features. Weezy, Yo Gotti, T-Pain, Drake just can't be better, and I'm no fan of fiddy.

    • Anonymous

      Like it or not, the people in the hood really fuck with Drake's music lol. And it really saddens me to see a bunch of grown niggaz listening to that beige colored simp everytime I cruise through my old block

    • Anonymous

      bruthadee is sad

  • Abba Zabba

    Before Pimp C died he told Lil Wayne to ignore 50 Cent because he wasn't built to go to war with an beast like Curtis. Pimp C told Weezy that 50 would slaughter him on record and possibly murder him in real life.

  • Anonymous

    Curtis Hollywood Jackson the first NY nigga other than Lord Jamar to show UGK some love. Jay-Z had to follow his lead and get them on Big Pimpin.

  • Anonymous

    errybody vouching for 50...a true DON...not a correctional officer pretending to be tough.

    • Anonymous

      I don't hear Drake vouching for him and he's the biggest entertainer in the world.

    • Anonymous

      White bitch think saying a nigga was a chubby butch with a vision is "vouching" for their hero while we sit back and laugh that Bun B would rather out a "correctional officer" on his albums instead of their monkey bitch idol.........white bitches stay losing and getting disrespected.

    • Anonymous

      Titty Man paid for his co-signs, Godfather 50 earned his respect and props the old fashioned way.

  • Anonymous

    UGK the only co-sign you need from the south. Fuck all them other wack niggas.

  • Anonymous

    real niggas like Bun B and Pimp C always fucked with Curtis hard cause they knew he was authentic.

  • VcV

    50 cent...one of the only real gangsters in hip-hop

    • Anonymous

      most people who catch bodies dont tell the world because they aint trying to do life in prison with officer ricky searching their booty every morning and night

    • Anonymous

      Whose he ever killed? I rest my case.

  • Anonymous

    "Let me say this while I'm at it. All them people that was talking about they want to kill 50 Cent, and want to do all that to this man. Hey man when somebody really wants something to happen to you its gonna happen to you whether you want it to or not and I just saw 50 Cent walk off the stage at the BET Awards with no bodyguard right in front of all them dudes that was talking about they was gonna slap him when they saw him and I ain't seen nothing happen to him. - Pimp C

  • Anonymous

    50 still the most successful realest street dude ever. most people from his background never ever make it to where he is now.

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