Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bun B On the Sound of Young America

Rapper Bun B of UGK was on the Sound of Young America recently. UGK just put out their final album, using verses and beats that Pimp C had recorded before he passed. It's getting good reviews, including an 8.5 from RapReviews, although that's down from a 10 for their last album. Unsurprisingly, he comes off as a thoughtful, intelligent, insightful dude. Unsurprisingly because you don't have a twenty year career as a rapper if you are stupid. Still, its encouraging to hear an elder statesman of hip hop who sounds down to earth and humble. You can listen to the interview here, but you may as well download the podcast.
The Sound of Young America

In similar news, Notes From A Different Kitchen just posted a video of the original track that Timbaland sampled for UGK's breakthrough verse on Jay-Z's "Big Pimping." It's called "Khosarah' and is by Abdel Halim Hafez. Here's the video:

And that's via It's The Real, which mean I just posted a link to a blog posting a link to a blog. Awesome. Now THAT'S journalism!

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