Bun B & Statik Selektah Will Make An Album From Scratch For All To See
Last August, Bun B released his first album in five years. Return Of The Trill saw the UGK co-founder and Port Arthur, Texas legend team up with Run The Jewels, 8Ball & MJG, Lil Wayne, the late Pimp C, and others on an album that was musically overseen by executive producer Big K.R.I.T.
With 10 days notice, Bun reveals that he has a new album coming, produced entirely by Statik Selektah. TrillStatik will be recorded live on April 17 at 5 pm EST. The collaboration then releases on April 20. On Instagram, Statik’ and Bun revealed that the pair will make their LP from scratch live, for all to see, in real-time. Meanwhile, the producer/DJ/radio personality also confirms that guests will participate in the process. The pair appeared in a video teaser notifying fans of their plan.
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Announcement!! The Evolution will not be televised… it will be streaming in the palm of your hand! Wednesday April 17th at 5pm me & the Trill OG @bunb will be making an album from scratch LIVE for y’all to witness… And you know the guest list is gonna be legendary. #TrillStatik
This marks Bun’s first collaborative project outside of UGK. Previously, Statik made 2009’s All In A Day’s Work with Saigon, on the spot. However, technology has advanced over the last decade allowing this to be a one of a kind experience for artists of this stature. Apart from his 1982 group with Termanology, Statik has released collaborative projects with KXNG Crooked (fka Crooked I), Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, Bumpy Knuckles, and others.
Previously, Bun B has appeared a handful of Statik, 1982, and ShowOff Records releases, including 2015’s Lucky 7.
A selection from Return Of The Trill is presently on the official Ambrosia For Heads playlist. Last month, Statik Selektah released his first instrumental album, Mahalo (The Hawaii Instrumentals). That collection was created during a 1982 concert run in the South Pacific.