Peter Rosenberg's Noisemakers With Bun B

SXSW showcase reviews

Live Shots
Photo by Gary Miller

Peter Rosenberg's Noisemakers With Bun B

Aces Lounge, Thursday, March 18

UGK hit "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" thumping in the background, Texas rap legend Bun B descended the stairs of Aces Lounge after hearing what amounted to his living eulogy, read by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg. The sixth edition of Rosenberg's Noisemakers series, and the first ever outside of New York City, blurred the line between the club and Convention Center as the James Lipton of the rap game sat down with the Port Arthur rapper, born Bernard Freeman. "Along with his partner Pimp C, rest in peace, Bun B wrote the blueprint for Southern rap while showing a generation of kids who weren't from New York or L.A. or the Bay that they could do hip-hop their way," Rosenberg testified. Bun chronicled his come-up from his first rap name (Shadow Storm) to going from Pimp C's bedroom studio to a major label in less than a year. "In '92 people couldn't really grasp the concept of somebody from their town being signed to a record label. We didn't get no Source covers, we weren't in any magazines, didn't have no videos. My mama didn't realize I was a real rapper until 'Big Pimpin'.' Until then she thought I was selling dope because I wasn't on TV."

READ MORE
More Bun B
Texas Platters
Bun B
Trill OG (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Aug. 27, 2010

Texas Platters
Bun B
II Trill (Record Review)

Chase Hoffberger, June 13, 2008

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Magna Carda
Cirqlation (Record Review)

Kahron Spearman, July 15, 2016

Texas Platters
My Jerusalem
A Little Death (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, July 15, 2016

More by Thomas Fawcett
Texas Platters
The Echocentrics
Echo Hotel (Record Review)

June 24, 2016

My Little Red Book
Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
"A man who carries the troubled history of an entire people on his back and a 24-piece band and three radio stations to boot cannot find peace"

June 17, 2016

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Peter Rosenberg, Bun B

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)