Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger, Fri., March 21, 2008
Bun BFuze, Wednesday, March 12
With the jam-packed crowd already worked into an absolute frenzy thanks to an impromptu 45-minute set from an admittedly drunk Bushwick Bill, Bun B hit the stage all business. It's a good thing, too, because a rapper coming soft would've been swallowed up in the clusterfuck of onstage guests – the whole UGK Family and their mothers. "Get the mics right," commanded BB. "These people came to get crunk here," and it was only that glitch plaguing Fuze the entire evening that slowed the furious pace of the rapper's set. Houston hip-hop's Underground King switched seamlessly between spots from his new album, II Trill, and classic UGK hits, joined at one point by hyped-up grimester Dizzee Rascal, who lip-synced a few verses then grabbed the mic on "Where's Da G's." Surrounded by an entire room of admirers, Bun B sounded legitimately choked up when reminding the audience that they were at a Pimp C tribute, the big man closing the set by rapping both his and Pimp's verses from "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" and pointing to the sky to announce: "I love Pimp C. I always have, and I always will."