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The undeniable Houston hip-hop king, Bun B, stopped through to the Power Mornings show to discuss some of the iconic moments throughout his career which includes the once-formed supergroup with UGK and Three 6 Mafia, his mentoring position with Drake, to his current business ventures, and his most memorable moments of the late Kobe Bryant.
Speaking with the morning show co-hosts Teddy Mora, Demi Lobo, and Noah Ayala, Bun and artist Phyzikal Da King discuss their creative relationship and how their latest collab “Hands On Da Grain” came together. While Bun B has co-signed and placed Phyzikal under his mentorship wing, the “One Day” emcee discusses the role he played early on in Drake’s career and how he continues to stay in contact with the hip-hop megastar. Bun also shares how Scarface, of the pioneering group Geto Boys, inspired him during his come up with music.
For Bun, the entrepreneur and rap icon has definitely had some memorable moments throughout his career, from working with Jay-Z to putting his city on with his late band member Pimp C, the rapper shared that there was once a chance the culture could have gotten a rap supergroup as UGK and Three 6 Mafia almost came together as “Underground Mafia.” Although the two groups weren’t able to flush out the idea, B shares that “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” was the initial formation of the group, and the hit “Int’l Player’s Anthem” has a version featuring Three 6 instead of OutKast.
Bun and Phyzikal go on to share their memories of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, why Bun B spoke out in support of Megan Thee Stallion, and much more.