Bernard Freeman (born March 19, 1973), is an American rapper better known by his stage name Bun B.
He is best known as one half of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), a group he formed in 1987 alongside Pimp C.
Aside from his work with UGK, Bun B has released four solo albums, including 2010’s Trill OG, which received the rare 5 mic rating from The Source.
He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas.
When Bun B’s UGK partner, the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler, entered a jail sentence on an aggravated gun assault charge in 2002, Bun B made guest appearances on numerous albums by other rappers and released a 2005 mixtape titled Legends.
Singles featuring a Bun B guest appearance included “They Don’t Know” by Paul Wall, “Gimme That” by Webbie and “I’m A G” by Yung Joc.
Bun B also appeared in a documentary titled Screwed In Houston produced by VBS/Vice that details the history of the Houston rap scene.
In October 2005, Bun B’s debut solo album Trill was released.
Singles included “Draped Up”, “Git It”, and “Get Throwed”.
The album peaked at the number 6 spot on the American Billboard 200 chart and number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
On June 24, 2014, Bun B made a guest appearance to the Htown Beatdown concert hosted by local radio station Hot 95.7.
He was awarded the 360 Legend Award for his successful music career and his impact on the local community.
Bun B has been married to Angela Walls since 2003 and has two stepchildren and one step-grandchild.
His stepson is American rapper Young-B, who is a member of the rap group Youngest N Charge, which is Bun B’s opening act.