Houston rap legend Bun B is putting his name behind the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Black community. The founding member of UGK has partnered with “The Power of Us” movement to educate the public on social distancing and hygienic measures to fight the virus.
Bun B Partners With CDC, U.S. Health Officials
“The Power of Us” was launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ad Council. Bun B is joining the campaign that is geared specifically toward the Black community that has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Back in June 2020, Bun talked about the seriousness of COVID-19 and how it actually impacted his family.
“So many people wanna say that CoVid 19 is fake news. My son just tested positive. He has a 4 day old baby that my wife and I have to go get and bring to our home. I was on my way to join Trae the Truth and Mysonne at the Kentucky state capitol. Had to turn around and head back home. Please stop playing with this virus y’all. I don’t wanna lose my son, daughter in law, my newest granddaughter or any of my other grandkids.” -Bun B’s Instagram
Bun B Remembers Pimp C On Death Anniversary
Bun B understands the importance of remembering December 4. The hip-hop veteran came forward to celebrate the life of his late UGK group member and friend Pimp C.
“Never be another. He was my brother. Today is a reminder that you never know how much time you have with the people you love. Cherish the days. We miss you Chad! RIP Pimp C! UGK4LIFE!” -Bun B’s Instagram
Never Forget Pimp C
In December 2018, Bun has hit up IG with thoughts on the anniversary of Pimp’s death. He’s also spoke on what Pimp meant outside of music.
“He was a brother. A son. A father. A husband. A teacher. A leader. A fighter. A musician. A writer. A producer. A trailblazer. A voice. A southerner. A Texan. And the best friend i ever had. Miss you like no other. Rest In Peace C.”
Bun B + Pimp C’s UGK Day
In the past, Bun has encouraged fans to show how they celebrate UGK Day. He also shared a batch of throwback UGK moments and Pimp C pics.
Pimp C passed away December 4, 2007 while booked to perform in Los Angeles.
An overdose of cough syrup and a preexisting sleep apnea condition killed Chad Butler, better known as rapper Pimp C, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. His death has been ruled an accident. Butler was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel on Dec. 4. He was 33. He’d been in L.A. for a concert with rapper Too $hort. Though early reports suggested the cough syrup was over-the-counter, assistant chief coroner Ed Winter said the Promethazine/Codeine found in his system was from a prescription-based product. (Chron Entertainment)