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Bun B, No Mixtape

Bun B
No Mixtape

Beats: XL
Lyrics: XL
Originality: XL

Originally, Bun B’s latest effort, No Mixtape, wasn’t even supposed to happen. So it’s ironic that, after teasing his upcoming solo album, Trill OG, by releasing tons of freestyles at the top of 2010, the Houston rapper has packaged them all into one of the best mixtapes of the year thus far.

Showcasing why he’s been able to steal the spotlight on countless guest appearances over the years, Bun freestyles his way through a variety of beats on No Mixtape. From “Big Dick Cheney,” where he wisely forgoes the opportunity to become the umpteenth rapper to grace Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit C” in favor of Rakim’s neck-breaking “Walk These Streets,” to “(2) Dope Boyz,” where he flows gracefully over OutKast’s 1996 hit, “2 Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac),” the UGK rapper proves he’s versatile enough to body any beat. He’s able to speed his flow up on Twista’s “Adrenaline Rush,” show off his dark side on the loony Slaughterhouse joint, “Coocoo,” and even tap into his rock sensibilities on Kevin Rudolf’s single, “I Made It.”

Though Bun could have trimmed some of the 28 tracks featured on No Mixtape—including the ho-hum “Play Cloths,” over Clipse’s “Popular Demand”—it’s hard to fault him considering the way the project came together. His redemptive freestyle “The Champion,” over another Clipse anthem (“Champion,”) helps put it all into perspective. “First it was ‘no mixtape,’ and now it’s No Mixtape/And if you’re a rapper, bitch, it’s better than your mixtape.” Hard to argue with that. —Chris Yuscavage

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  • GregSIDE

    Best mixtape I’ve heard in a while. “No Ceilings” was tight but Bun’s a lyrical murderer. Can’t wait 4 Trill O.G. Oh yeah

  • GregSide

    Bun str8 murders every beat. This is no mixtape, it’s a lyrical assassination.

  • DUKE

    XXL ya’ll are on some bullshit for real. What the fuck does a rapper have to do to get a fucking XXL seriously? Bun B is by far the most underrated MC in the South and constantly gets overlooked as being one of the greatest MC’s of All time and still gets no respect from magazines and publications. This mixtape is a classic point blank period!! Ya’ll are starting to remind me of the old Source when all they’d give out is four mics. How about an XL and a half or something SHIT!!! Almost every album and mixtape gets an XL what the fuck??? I’m very disappointed.

    • http://xxlmag.com Blakout615

      I’ve been listening to Bun for yrs but I think lately dude has been getn sum just due so I wouldnt call him the most underrated in the south,that title goes to MAC….
      But this tape is fire tho

  • http://www.soundclick.com/buckzero Bk ZrO

    Word? imma have to check this shit out

  • Ladidadida

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!! This is that shit BunB is killin it. For real this one does deserve an xxl good call ^^^^

  • LongLiveDSouth

    I second “Duke” we as people from the South, never get shown any love. We are some lyrists as well, this Mixtape is the hottest I have heard in a minute, and what does Bun have to do to get a XXL damn!!!! I bet whoever grades these mitapes dont even Rap!!! What a bunch of flat foot haters!!!! Long live the TRILL!!!! R.I.P Chad “Pimp C” aka Tony Snow Butler. Keep doing your thang Bun “Mr Big Dick Cheaney” B

  • 619

    I got all these joints, but not from ‘No Mixtape’. I heard them on Bun’s ‘Texas Freestyle’ mixtape. Bun went in over Twista’s ‘Adrenaline Rush’ beat, and the shit he did with ‘Pants on the Ground’ was comedy.

  • AZ40

    I been meanin’ to check this out, don’t be disappointed about him not getting an XXL only a handful of artist have gotten that I think only Lauryn Hill and the clipse hell hath no fury but i’m not sure

  • http://www.justice.gov.za Chiliz

    Pimp C is sooo daaaamn proud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxprofit Max Profit

    Great piece of work! Good way to spark the year off.

  • tommy gunz

    def one a the best mixtapes of the year

  • http://www.Twitter.com/YoungNoTGE Young-No

    The streets gave Bun B’s “No Mixtape” an XXL off top! this is the best mixtape that’s dropped this year! yall trippin…


  • cleva

    pants on the ground cant nobody do like bun

  • Anonymous

    bun been the shit he finally get his due respect keep it trill rip to the pimp

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  • shakirra

    Wow, someone hates the South. Get in line behind all the other haters!! Do you hate the fact that we’ve been on top for nearly 5 years?

    • Anonymous



    Damm this is hot all tracks bun spittin crazy right here 1 for my man …………….XXXXXL

  • http://loafken.blogspot.com Brianna Bryan

    If only more than 85 people would hear about this.

  • Mann Thaa Goat

    this is and will be the best tape of 2010. this is XXL material, hands down