NEWS: Bun B Talks Sean Kingston Collaboration

Bun B’s been known to work with an artist or two. Back in 2005, during his “Free Pimp C” campaign, the underground king was among hip-hop’s most sought-after guest MCs -working with everyone from Beyonce Knowles to Little Brother. But, “That’s Gangsta,” II Trill‘s lead single featuring teen sensation Sean Kingston, caught some by surprise.

“Well, it’s not like I said, ‘I’ma just do a song with Sean Kingston,’” Bun explained. “When I got the track, he was already on the track. I got the track from J.R. Rotem and he’s J.R.’s artist. I didn’t see the need to put anybody else on that record. I didn’t look at it like it’s a kiddie style. I don’t look at the world like that. I heard [a record] where he was already singing on it. I didn’t see a problem with it.”

The brow-raising single did see minor problems, though. Unable to get some legs under the song’s video in time for II Trill‘s initial release date, Bun decide to push the album back. “We pushed it back to allow the video some time to play,” Bun told XXLMag.com. “By the time the video came out and started running , it was gon be when the album was coming out and we needed at least a two or three weeks burn of the video to get some awareness.” –Carl Chery

  • prakash

    bun, one of the best rappers out period. he is yet to be outshined on a song by anyone.

    the kingston thing threw me off. dude is a fake dread (jamamcian a la shaggy). i will cop the cd. at least i can skip that song.

    • collabo

      first of all, this article shoulda beeen out months ago. i been heard this song like in february…xxl is late once again.
      anyway, i felt the same way wen i herd b was doin a track wit kingston. but he got a tite voice for da chorus and the song is fire. u mite wanna reconsider skipping over the song and check it. cd will b fire tho.

  • PHOENIXXX

    it caught people off guard cuz the shit is garbage “im a gangsta” “you aint a gangsta” “a gangsta does this” “a gangsta aint this” “cuz I’m a gangsta” “you a gangsta”

    dumbest sonf he ever recorded in his life. worst single ever

    the south lost

  • Severe3000

    that song shouldnt even had made the album…much less be the lead single! sean kingston is wack and has no talent whatsoever. the album is incredible and almost every song ive heard so far is classic material. so why da hell they chose this song as the lead single is beyond me. dude really needs to get wit a label that knows how to promote him correctly.

    whatever. im still coppin da album…on BOOTLEG! (fuk rappers. they always talkin bout how much money they got. throwin money at dirty hoes and burning it. meanwhile i gotta work 9 to 5 and struggle to pay my bills. no hate, but fuk dem niggaz. dont expect me to support your ‘make it rain’ habits ANYMORE!)

    UGK for LIFE

  • daz_oc

    The last 2 comments were dumb ass hell…..I get where u coming from about rappers and all but I know Bun aint like that really.

    Nonetheless, yes 2 dumb ass comments. the south lost?? fuck outta here with that shit

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Severe3000 says:

    whatever. im still coppin da album…on BOOTLEG! (fuk rappers. they always talkin bout how much money they got. throwin money at dirty hoes and burning it. meanwhile i gotta work 9 to 5 and struggle to pay my bills. no hate, but fuk dem niggaz. dont expect me to support your ‘make it rain’ habits ANYMORE!)

    co-sign but i still buy the Bun-B album. Support real MC’s!!! not ass hole like Plies, shit!!!

    • Caine

      Fa sho! I bootleg every album except for da niggas I really fux wit…Bun and UGK got my 10 dollaz tho.

  • Gorilla unit

    Hey severe I could’nt said it better.
    Let the White people go and cop them shit!
    G unit & Ugk for life
    Rip pimp c Miss you homie

  • doe

    “That’s Gangsta” is one of the hottest singles out…and II Trill is a raw album..

  • texasleen

    south is still running it

    • DOTTANYC

      IF A NIGGA IS NICE HE OR SHE NICE IT DON’T MATTER WHERE THEY FROM, THEY CKAN BE FROM DA SOUTH, EAST, WEST OR MIDWEST IF THEY WACK THEY WACK Y’ALL NEED 2 GET OFF THAT BULLSHIT AND I’M FROM NEW YORK AND I FUKS WIT BUN PAUSE

  • AndreSimpson

    Single is terrible but the album is great i got it today at circut city with a free t shirt that song with Wayne is the truth and so is the last one I keep it 100

  • Texas Nigguh

    Fuck Everybody. Now That’s Gangstuhuhhh.

  • sissy

    I am just a bit curious……………………the magazine HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP reported his profile was found on the famous rich men seeking affairs site http://www.sugarmingle. c o m last week and he was seeking his sugar woman there………….. wow!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Austin

    R.I.P Pimp .C

  • Bsolo

    Let the White people kopp it… Fuck u homie thats real and fuck G unit too take ur monkey gorilla ass somewhere 4 u get slapped down like yayo done did u

  • diggsy

    he should have put t-pain on it

  • AJG Da Aviator

    I co-sign with you DOTTANYC, i listen to all bunch of niggas from the east, west, and north and my ass stays in the south. Hate if you like but the south is just HOTT aka popular! Most of these cats aren’t real MC’s though thats the different. So give cred where its due and stop the HATING, it proves nothin

  • Mr S

    Look at all the haters. I bet none of you were saying that shit when Sean Kingston was putting it down on that Game joint “Colors”. Bun B gettin money, Sean Kingston getting money, do what you do.

    If the haters don’t like it, let the haters put music out… oh yeah, most of you have to move out of mom’s house and get shit poppin first.

    Anyone replies, is fucking hating, get your money up.

  • POLO DIZ

    OK..THE SONG IS HOT…BUT IM TRYNA FIGURE OUT..HOW IS IT XXL MAG IS A HIP HOP MAGAZINE AND ALL BUT GET ALL THE MUSIC LATE DEN A MUH FUCCA….THIS SONG CAME OUT AROUND JANUARY….ITS FRICKEN SPRING, DAMN NEAR JUNE…TELL WHO EVER TO START COPPIN MIXTAPES. END ALL THE SPECULATION BEHIND MUSIC OR THE REASON WHY SOMEONE DID SUCH AND SUCH…THATS THE PROBLEM NOW….HIP HOP IS TOO POLITICAL. IM PRETTY SURE BUN B. WOULDNT MIND A SONG GETTIN DROPPED ON MIXTAPES OR THE RADIO IF ITS HOT…JUST BRING IT OUT. IF A MIX TAPE DJ GET A TRACK FROM THE ARTIST THEN IT MUSTA BEEN MENT TO LEAK…THIS THE 123141ST TIME YALL CAME WIT A SONG HELLA LATE.

    STEP YA GAME UP!

  • Rodjilius

    alot of u niggas is stupid bun is a nice ass rapper but i will say this much tho his single didnt fit with the album it seemed like kinda like styles song blow your mind or sheek’s song good love didnt fit wit theirs cuz it was just for the radio but it’s whatever wit me cuz the album was fire

  • Grindtimerapgame

    song is ass… and bun knows..

  • POLO DIZ

    I FORGOT SEAN KINGSTON WAS IN COLORS….

  • Hazel

    I co-sign with Severe3000 and others on the same wave but…if you like dude…why not cop his album meaning non-bootleg? i agree that the other artists only get download cred/support.

  • i declare war

    is okay for him to record with kingston but when is somebody gonna say about the wack ass music he puttin out. is always funny how this so called legends can get away with certain things.

  • Dame da Don

    First off R.I.P Pimp C (we miss you)

    Second off a lot of hating going on here, I dont give a fuck where you are from, Bun B will kill most of the rapper if not all of the rappers in your state, area whateva you claim. I am from the West Coast and have been a UGK fan (for life) since 92, they have been spitting real gangsta shit from the start. I understand dude (Sean Kingston) is weak but you get a beat with someone already on it, just get on it and kill it like he did. Shit Jadakiss (one of my favorites) did some shit with fucking Pais Hilton, dont mean I anitn going to cop his ablvum, shit. You will spend your money on some weak ass weed (from Cali we got the best and like 12 different types) but cant support a trill motherfucker who has been tight from day one. Some of yall need to think before you write dumbass haters.

  • http://WWW.GRINDFAMILY.COM YUNG TWEEZY

    JUST COPPED THE BUB B ALBUM.
    ITS HANDS DOWN THE REALIST SHIT THIS YEAR.

    I WOULDNT GIVE A SHIT IF BEETLE BAILEY WAS ON THE HOOK.

    LISTEN TO THE LYRICS.

    THATS THE PROBLEM WITH THE YOUNGER GENERATION ALL YALL MUSIC IS “HOOKS AND ADLIBS”

    BUN B IS FROM A GENERATION OF REAL RAPPERS ie big,pac,jay-z,nas

  • Three4

    Most of the songs on II Trill are better than this one…UGK 4 Life!

  • Snakeyez

    Didn’t like the song upon first listening to it but it definitely grew on me once I copped the CD. II Trill is one of the best LP’s I’ve gotten this year, (along with Trilla; get you weight up not your hate up). Everything on the cd is tight with the exception of I luv That and Good II Me. Go cop. The real cd you cheap fucking bums. LOL! 1.

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