Official Aussie Spot
|10-27-2005, 03:27 AM||#984|
|10-27-2005, 04:10 AM||#992|
Here's my Bun-b review
Bun-B – Trill
After putting in more guest appearances than Nate Dogg, Bun’s solo album has finally arrived and you gotta respect the time of it’s arrival. With Houston buzzing (not just H-Town either, all around the US the South is starting to get noticed), fresh of the success of locals Paul Wall & Mike Jones.
What better time to release one of the most anticipated albums in the city’s history.
Bun didn’t have any trouble returning old favors either calling upon legends, Jay-Z and Scarface to appear on tracks. Trill also features appearances from many Houston artists.
And I doubt it’s for the money, this line from Houston’s own Lil Flip shows just how much respect everybody has for Bun
“I told Bun when you need a verse just holla
You know how we do it you ain’t gotta spend no dollars”
One of the very first songs, features an all-star cast of Hova, Pimp C, Jeezy & Z-Ro, with the constant Jeezy adlibs throughout the track (which surprisingly aren’t that annoying this time around) sets the tone for a great album. Jay spits another dope verse (he just keep poppin up, don’t he) the amazing thing is Bun is never shown up on any of the tracks. He always manages to hold his own even when he’s rapping with the best of the best.
Don’t think that Bun’s forgotten about his incarcerated boy Pimp C though, he features on two tracks. The extensive history of UGK is told on ‘The Story’ which will bring first time Bun listeners up to speed on the happening’s of Bun and Pimp and also show listeners the true lyricism of Bun. What I Represent (UGK) is a great insight into what Bun is really about and features a couple shout outs to Pimp along the way.
However there are a few blemishes on the album with tracks like Git It in which the Ying Yang Twins offer a helping hand. I ain’t care what anyone says this isn’t a Bun track and would definitely have been more at home on a Ying Ying Twins album, fortunately this is the only track that really feels out of place on the album.
Long time Bun listeners may be disappointed with the lack of ‘UGK type tracks’ and the album not having a totally Houston sound. But when an album of this magnitude finally gets released there’s bound to be disappointment from some people.
Trill isn’t the album everyone would have expected, but Bun makes it known that the Underground Kingz are back and with Pimp coming out in December you already know there’s a classic around the corner.
Score: 4/5 mics
Standout Tracks: The Story, Draped Up, Get Throwed, What I Represent, Pushin
Weak Tracks: Git It, Bun, Late Night Creepin
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|10-27-2005, 05:07 AM||#997|
DAY 1 -
Meet your new travel-mates in our hotel in Beautiful Mt Druitt. At
night you have the chance to score your own crack in Cabramatta.
DAY 2 -
After breakfast we will get mugged in Minto before having lunch at
Blacktown KFC. Tonight why not participate in a riot at Macquarie
DAY 3 -
Today is your choice! You have the option of fishing in Blacktown
Creek or taking a day-trip to the Kings Cross Heroin Injecting Room. Tonight
we experience a cabaret show at Rooty Hill RSL, "The Vegas of the
DAY 4 -
After seeing the real bullet holes in the walls of Granville Police
Station, we will get car-jacked in Sefton before being an accomplice
in a stolen WRX and ram-raiding a cigarette store in Fairfield.
DAY 5 -
Today we will get the sh*t bashed out of us in downtown Punchbowl by a
gang of 30 or 40. We will have lunch at Auburn Macca's before an
afternoon swim in the Parramatta River. Tonight is party night as we
head up the coast to classy Club Troppo.
DAY 6 -
An early start today as we witness a convenience store hold-up in
Blackett. We then have an opportunity to get knifed in Bonnyrigg.
Tonight we get caught up in a riot at a Canterbury Bulldogs game.
DAY 7 -
This morning is another early start as Silverwater Prison is the
backdrop to our group photo (optional). We then take part in a
shoot-up at picturesque Lakemba. Tonight is an included dinner in the Bistro at
DAY 8 -
Today is a free day to explore the beautiful suburb of Mt. Druitt at
DAY 9 -
Today we explore Villawood Detention Centre. In the afternoon why not
take part in a guided tour down Everleigh St, Redfern. In the evening
a chance to farewell your new friends at the end of tour dinner at
Krispy Cream Penrith.
9 days travelling in the comfort of a Ford Escort with bullet-proof
windows and sub-woofer.
6 nights accommodation in F1 Hotels. 3 nights in Best Western Hotels.
Day song - "I shot the Sheriff". Wake-up song - "Gangster's Paradise".
Driver - Wazza. Tour Leader - Mustafa.
Only $199 plus food fund. (Personal Injury insurance of $4000 not included)