Bun B Is "Stylin' On" Barbara Bush, Joins Houston Museum Series
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston invites four local celebrities each year to present one of their favorite films to the public, with a discussion following the viewing of the film. This February, UGK rapper Bun B (born Bernard Freeman) will introduce Houston museum-goers to Style Wars, the '80's graffiti flick that documented some of the most important elements of hip-hop culture as they took root in New York city. Bun is expected to give a brief talk about hip-hop's influence on his personal life and career and answer questions from the audience.
Bun B's February 13 presentation of Style Wars will mark the first time the MFAH has invited a rapper to participate in the series. The other hosts for the event this year include former First Lady Barbara Bush, who presented Life is Beautiful in January, as well as the Houston Astros' Larry Dierker and filmmaker Richard Linklater (Dazed & Confused).
Bun B is currently preparing his next album with partner Pimp C, UGK: Underground Kingz. The album features guest appearances by Slim Thug, Three 6 Mafia, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, with production from Jazze Pha, Lil Jon, Swizz Beatz and Pimp C. The duo recently shot a video for the album's first single "The Game Belongs To Me." UGK: Underground Kingz is scheduled for release on April 3.