We catch up with XLR8R's April cover star, Bun B, in his native Texas where he discusses being an elder statesman of hip hop, surviving in the music industry and why small towns matter.
Last December, Bun B was dealt a serious blow when his longtime U.G.K. collaborator Pimp C suddenly died. The always eloquent rapper waxes wise about his new role as an elder statesman of hip hop, doles out advice on surviving in the music industry and why artists should go out of their way to play in small towns.
Every week XLR8R TV goes behind the scenes with the musicians, artists and scenes covered in the pages of XLR8R. Since our debut episode in March 2007, we've gone go-karting with Modeselektor, country music shopping with Devin the Dude, schooled you in Dubstep and Detroit Ghettotech, given pro tips on home music recording, answered love letters with Chromeo, set up an art show with Maya Hayuk and taken you to our favorite underground spots -- like an ex-police mobile command unit turned veggie-oil powered rock venue.