Bun B – “Mo Trill” review

This is the 6th full-length album from Port Arthur veteran Bun B. Coming up as 1/2 of the iconic duo UGK a little over 3 decades back, he eventually released his solo debut Trill in 2005 & then became a permanent solo act a few months after UGK’s self-titled double album when his cohort Pimp C passed away. He went on to release 4 more albums with the last one being Return of the Trill, but is now returning after 3 & a half years by enlisting Cory Mo to produce Mo Trill in it’s entirety.

The title track starts off the album with Lil Keke & Slim Thug joining Bun on top of a jazzy instrumental talking about being triller than they were the day prior whereas “Hesitate” with David Banner & Talib Kweli finds the trio jumping on top of a glossy beat talking about Yahweh telling them that Heaven’s waiting. Wale & 2 Chainz tag along for the soulful trap ballad “My Queen” paying tribute to the special ladies in their lives just before “This World” with Big K.R.I.T. & Trae tha Truth gets socially conscious on top of an organ & hi-hats co-produced by Zaytoven.

After the “Queenie Keepin’ It Trill” skit, we have Devin the Dude coming in the picture for the twangy relaxation anthem “Feel Good” leading into the Benny the Butcher-assisted “Theme Song” paying tribute to all the playas out there & the guitar on here is so gnarly. “The Geto” is a pretty cool recreation of Too $hort joint of the same name down to Z-Ro’s hook while the song “Duces in the Wind” with Larry June & Le$ goes into a funkier route talking about living like a playa & moving like a boss. The penultimate track “The Streets” then reminds everyone that the hood don’t love nobody over a sorrowful instrumental & “Pot of Gold” ends it with a gospel-tinged ballad about how they can’t stand the rain.

Bun always comes correct whenever he drops a solo effort & I actually happen to take Mo Trill over that Bun B Day EP he put out the summers after Return of the Trill. Cory Mo been putting it down for H-Town for a little over 2 decades at this point, so for the Trill O.G. to let him shine for an entire album by letting him & his guests rap their asses off accompanied by some fresh southern production.

Score: 3.5/5

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