Release Date: May 20, 2008
Record label: Rap-a-Lot
The years between Bun B's debut solo album -- 2005's Trill -- and the sequel -- 2008's II Trill -- were turbulent. His longtime friend and partner in UGK, Pimp C, saw release from prison in late 2005 only to die two years later from an accidental overdose of codeine and promethazine. In the middle of it all were Bun's hit solo singles like "Draped Up" and "Get Throwed" plus the well-received double album Underground Kingz, which found the reunited UGK topping the album charts for the first time in their long career.
II Trill but never too trill, the second solo swagger from UGKer Bun B spins triumphant, Houston hip-hop ripped both in celebration of properly executed gangster prophecies and passed partner-in-slang Pimp C. The opening title cut cruises both roads, citing Pimp's eternal presence in the H-town scene before a relentless Bun, "the chosen one," hypes Clinton Sparks' orchestral strike in crescendo: "too gangster, too street . .