The Rapper: Bun B
The Hip-Hop Duo He Was A Part Of: UGK
His Solo Accomplishments: In 2005, the Port Arthur, Texas rapper was essentially forced to go solo because his UGK partner Pimp C was sitting behind bars. His first solo album, Trill, shot to the top of the Billboard 200 charts and also debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. And after Pimp C died in 2007 shortly after UGK reunited to release Underground Kingz, Bun decided to continue his solo career. Since then, he's released two other solo albums—2008's II Trill and 2010's Trill OG—and solidified himself as one of the best solo rappers in the state of Texas.
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