Bun B Says Drake’s “Underground Kings” Track is a “Great Song”
Drake’s Take Care officially hits stores and online retail outlets tomorrow (November 15) and among the tracks that are already garnering buzz is one titled “Underground Kings.” XXL talked to UGK’s Bun B about his thoughts on the cut and the original Underground King said he thinks it’s a “great song.”
“I think the aspect from which he’s coming from on the song, it’s not saying he’s a underground king as if he’s trying to say he’s me or Pimp [C],” Bun explained. “It’s just saying he’s had his own trials and tribulation coming up in the game in order to become who he is. Now having overcome those things, he feels a certain way. I certainly understand that because that was our struggle, a lot of people’s struggle.
“I can see people seeing similarities to their struggles and our struggle and wanting to speak on that type of thing,” he continued. “It’s cool. I don’t think it’s anything wrong with people seeing themselves like an Underground King as opposed to feeling like thee Underground Kingz. That’s a big distinction that should be clarified.”
Bun also said he recognizes how people can think Drake is trying to call himself the Underground King, which is what he and deceased partner Pimp C have referred to themselves since day one. But, that feeling like you’ve had the struggles of an Underground King and calling yourself “thee Underground King” are two different things and Drake makes that distinction on the track.
“I think a lot of people say he’s trying to compare himself to me or Pimp,” Bun said. “But he’s not saying he feels like thee Underground Kingz. He’s saying he feels like an Underground King. I can understand that. I know it’s a lot of people out there sometimes that when they come up the game and they do something people say they couldn’t do, that’s how they feel.”
Other tracks on Drake’s Take Care include the title track with Rihanna, “Lord Knows,” featuring Rick Ross, The Nicki Minaj-assisted “Make Me Proud” and “The Real Her” alongside Lil Wayne and Andre 3000, among other songs.—Shaheem Reid