LINK: Bun B Remembers Pimp in MTV Interview

In his first full interview since the death of Pimp C, his partner in legendary hip-hop group UGK, Bun B speaks in depth to MTV about Pimp’s passion for music, his influences, and their recent Grammy nomination. Check out this especially insightful excerpt:

MTV: Pimp was recently in the news for some outspoken comments he made about Atlanta not really being “the South,” and some unflattering comments about his peers. But instead of these comments painting him in a negative light, in ways they humanized him as a real person, not just a rapper.

Bun B: He was passionate. He wanted to be as honest with people as he could — almost to a fault, you know? And it’s just … it’s kind of hard to really put a lot of that into words, the kind of man he was. But everything he loved — everyone he loved — he loved hard and embraced it fully. He was very passionate if he felt a certain way about things; he couldn’t hold it in, he couldn’t filter himself, he couldn’t be politically correct. It just wasn’t in him to not say what he felt. Whether he felt he was right or wrong at the time, he spoke from his heart.

He said a lot of things over the years to a lot of different people about a lot of subjects. And at the end of the day, even if you didn’t agree with him, you have to give him credit and respect the fact he was willing to stand by what he said. So many people can be wishy-washy about statements and what they do, and very few give a damn about anything anymore. You know what I’m saying? And he really cared about everything and everyone, and just wanted everyone to be their best. He wanted rap to be the best. He wanted Southern hip-hop to be the best. He wanted everyone involved to be the best. He never looked down on anybody. He never made anybody feel small. He tried to uplift, especially. Sometimes that honesty can come across the wrong way, and sometimes it can be taken the wrong way, and sometimes people don’t want to hear it. And that’s why, even though if I [didn't agree with] how he felt, I couldn’t tell him to not speak from his heart. There’s a lot of things that we didn’t agree on. There’s a lot of opinions I had on things that he didn’t agree on, but he was down with me. It was documented he didn’t want to do [the Jay-Z collaboration] “Big Pimpin’,” but he rolled with me on that. And that’s just the relationship we had. That’s just the kind of person that he was. He didn’t know how to love a little; he didn’t know how to care a little.

CLICK HERE to read MTV’s full interview with Bun B.

  • darrell

    first bitches

  • Rell

    Bun, go head and get that grammy, big homey. R.I.P. Pimp C we gone definately miss you. Look after your brother and let em shine for the world to see. The South aint goin nowhere, this is just the beginning!

  • http://yahoo CaesarDuke

    Real talk a real man or men I should say and R.I.P. Pimp C forreal

  • btk nigga

    DAMN STAY STRONG BUN PIMP WAS A REAL DUDE REAL RECOGNIZE REAL-BREAKIN THA KINGDOM/COM.MYSPACE

  • ty lord { chi-town westside}

    man joe pimp was a real ass nigga joe. dats messed up his life gone. he stood for wat he believed in man. and he didnt lie to tha people like some of these other rappers do. dats y i live life by tha moment cuz tomorrow aint promise.

    Fin ball rollin

  • niggafrommemphis

    It’s real good to hear from you Bun,we prayin for you nigga.Take it a day at a time.You two are written in stone now,you still got a bright future ahead no matter what your path may be.Keep your head up!

  • Xplizit

    Real talk

  • RIP PIMP C A LEGEND

    RIP PIMP C
    RESPECT TO HOUSTON…

  • jonathan

    yeah this dude was a real dude! i never got to meet him, but i know he did try to take up for me! and i know he did originate that houston sound the bounce and all that! ghetto boys was before them but there sound and bounce really defined the sound out there! especially the way the drums bounced! sorry he died its always said when people pass! but trust me he is in a way better place then we are! at peace and not having to deal with the b.s. and stress! i hope his kids and family be good and hope people actually look out for them and make sure they get what they are suppose to! cant really trust people nowadays! but this dude was a good dude!

  • icebergslim95

    This was truly a pioneer down here in the south. It’s a shame that so many people will listen to his music after his death and realize how great he was. It’s a sad day for music in general to lose someone like Pimp. RIP homie.

  • jg420

    Man I figured that aside from Pimp C’s mother, Bun would be taking that shit hard. Hold your head up and congrats on the grammy nod. Thats long overdue and its great to see UGK getting the recognition for all of the years of hard work.

  • http://xxl nasir

    big-pimpin is the video that made them famouz.he was arragont but r.i.p…

    • bigg chucc

      wut da fucc u mean big pimpin made them famous in a cracca world but for the real down hood folks UGK been famous long live the PIMP LEGACY
      R.I.P PIMP C

      • N.O.

        @ bigg chucc

        too bad the so called “cracca world” you speak about is the one that pays. People get aggressive for nothing nowadays….

  • http://myspace rhino

    being that i grew up in texas im a life long ugk fan long live the pimp………r.i.p young pimp c

  • SO 252(NC REP)

    NO MATTER HOW YOU FELT ABOUT THAT MAN YOU GOT TO GIVE IT UP! HE GAVE THE SOUTH A REP FOR BEING JUST AS CLEVER AND AS FLAMBOYANT AS THE EAST AND WEST COAST. HE GAVE US OUR OWN FLAVOR UGK HELD DOWN THE SOUTH TO THE FULLEST! POCKET FULL OF STONES WAS REAL CAUSE WHERE IM FROM IF YOU AINT GOT THAT YOU STUCK. LET ME SEE IT IS REAL CAUSE WHEN YOU SELL DEM STONES AND RE-UP; DEM GURLS GONNA WATCH!! WE ONCE ALL SCREAMED FREE PIMP C NOW I HOPE HE FREELY REST IN PEACE!! MAKES YOU THINK BOUT T.I.’S LINE IN 3 KINGS “DO IT LIKE A G FOR SCREW AND PIMP C” GIVES EVERYTHING A NEW MEANING!! R.I.P. PIMP U WILL LIVE ON

  • Da Kid

    Pimp was a real nigga, its a sad thing that he’s gone.

  • C-SKRILLA

    RIP Pimp C. Much respect to Bun B. Definetly some sad shit that Pimp passed. He was definetly a real character and i hope that they win that grammy they deserve it. RIP.

  • Dickrider Hater

    Yawn…

    Another dead rapper.

  • http://XXLMAG DUNFIYA

    IM FROM H-TOWN AND I GREW UP ON UGK & GETO BOYS/RAPALOT,GETO BOYS ARE FROM THE EAST COAST(SCARFACE/NEW JERSEY & BUSHWICK/BROOKLYN) BUT REPPED HOUSTON.SO TECHNICALLY, UGK WAS THE FIRST TEXAS MAJOR RAP GROUP,THEY WERE OUR TRENDSETTERS,HOW WE DRESS,HOW WE TALKED,HOW WE PARTY, AND HOW WE LOOKED AT LIFE…..LONG LIVE TONY SNOW

  • http://xxl R.I.P Pimp C

    R.I.P Pimp C and Keep ya head up.Much respect to houston.

  • Erica

    Damn, it only makes u wonder who’s next??

  • Øystein

    R.I.P Pimp C

  • KING C

    I WAS BORN IN THA NORTH BUT RAISED IN THA SOUTH KNO TOMBOUT UGK IS A LEGEND I GREW UP JAMMIN THA REAL SHIT, KEEP YA HEAD UP BUN, REST IN PIECE PIMP C WE GONE MISS YA HOMIE

    MUCH LUV AND RESPECT
    KING C BABY ALWAYS

  • http://jaymonee@hotmail.com Jay Monee

    hold ya head up Bun, You gotta stay strong for everybody. Pimp is in a better place right now. With all the bullshit that’s going on this planet and the stupidness, dum beefs going on, it’s something like this where we have to stay strong and realize we need to show love to who we know and who we don’t know. UGK 4 Life and congratulations on the grammy. One love goes to Pimp’s family and Bun’s family. God will take good care of him.
    Jay Monee (It’s hard to give this message and cry at the same time) One Love

  • Guerilla

    man motha fuck pimp c an bun b them niggas is garbage they sum suckas brang bun b bitch ass 2 east oakland california an he aint gne make it bk u hoes beta knw bou da 4th most dangerous city n america. fuck pimp c me an my bruh laughd wen we heard bou da bitch nigga bein dead nigga a j kat fuck em

  • http://www.myspace.com/newjackcitybitch dreadlockrasta

    they takin us down one by one! keep ya head up bun, tha streets here for ya. pimp been there all my life, rest of the world just now catching up, i been saying for a long while that ugk was way ahead of they time, niggaz just dont understand no more. but he free now, rip to the greatest rapper!

    RIP CHAD BUTLER

    POURIN UP FOR YOU BRUH