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Bernard Freeman (born March 19, 1973) better known by his stage name Bun B, is an Americanmarker rapper and was one half of the southern hip hop duo UGK.

UGK and Mddl Fngz

Based in Port Arthur, Texas, Bun B and fellow rapper Chad "Pimp C" Butler formed UGK in 1987 and in 1993 signed with Jive Records, which released their major-label debut Too Hard to Swallow. That album was the first among several more bestselling Southern rap albums. Although focusing on UGK, Bun B formed the side project Mddl Fngz in 2000. Mddl Fngz was featured in the AND 1 Streetball video game with the track "Hard In the Paint". UGK has performed guest appearances in the songs "Big Pimpin'" by Jay-Z and "Sippin' on Some Syrup" by Three 6 Mafia. Bun B has been influential to the careers of many artists.

Solo career

When Pimp C entered a jail sentence on an aggravated gun assault charge in 2003, Bun B made guest appearances on numerous albums by other Southern rappers and released a 2005 mixtape titled Legends. Singles featuring Bun B included "They Don't Know" by Paul Wall, "Gimme That" by Webbie and "I'm A G" by Yung Joc. Bun B also appeared in a documentary titled Screwed In Houston produced by VBS/Vice Magazine that details the history of the Houston rap scene.

Trill

In October 2005, Bun B's debut solo album Trill was released. Singles included "Draped Up", "Git It", and "Get Throwed". The album did peak at the sixth spot on the American Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.

II Trill

After Pimp C died in 2007, Bun B returned to a solo career. In 2008, he released his second album, II Trill The first single was "That's Gangsta" featuring Sean Kingston. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 98,000 copies. Other singles were "Damn I'm Cold" featuring Lil Wayne and "You're Everything" featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, and 8Ball & MJG, the latter of which was dedicated to the late Pimp C. Bun B's third album is to be Trill O.G.

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