Bun B is an American musician and rapper. He is famously known as the one half of the rap group Underground Kingz (UGK) formed in 1987. He formed it together with Pimp C. Here is a quick summary of the net worth, career and earnings of Bun B in 2019.
Early Life and Biography
Bun B was born Bernard James Freeman in Port Arthur, Texas, the USA on the 19th of March 1973. Information about his parents and his growing up is not available. All that is known is that Bun B loved music from an early age and that is what has pushed him to where he is today.
Bun B is married to Angela Walls. The two got married in 2003, and they have two stepchildren. Bun’s stepson is also a rapper who goes by the name of Young-B. He is a member of a group called ‘Youngest N Charge’ which happens to be the opening act for Bun B. Young-B is married and has one child who becomes Bun B’s grandchild.
Apart from being a rapper, Bun B is a teacher, and he joined Rice University in 2011 as a Distinguished Lecturer. He teaches religion and hip-hop at the school of humanities. He released a coloring book together with Shea Serrano in 2013 titled ‘Bun B’s Rap Coloring Book’.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Bun B started his career at an early age in the 80s when he started the group ‘P. A. Militia alongside Jalon Jackson. They later joined Pimp C’s UGK, and they formed ‘4 Black Ministers’. The group broke up later, and Bun B and Pimp C reverted to UGK.
Their first release was the song ‘Underground King’ followed by the ‘Southern Way’ among others. They released their second album ‘Super Tight’ in 1994 continued making hit songs 2002 when Pimp C was jailed and sentenced. He later died in 2007.
After Pimp’s imprisonment in 2002, Bun B worked with other different rappers and made guest appearances in their albums and later released a mixtape in 2005 titled ‘Legends’. Later the same year in October he released his debut album ‘Trill’ which picked to number 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Bun B released many more hit songs and albums among them ’11 Trill’, ‘Trill OG’, and Trill OG; The Epilogue among others. The rapper had a tour in 6th March to 17th April 2014 named ‘The Trillest Tour’. Bun B was awarded the 360 Legend Award on June 2014.
Net Worth and Earnings
The estimated net worth of Bun B is $4.5 Million. He made most of his wealth as a member of UGK and continued to make even more than a solo artist. He also makes money from his lecturing job as well as from the sales of his coloring book.
Bun B is ranked among the most famous rappers today. He has established himself as a superstar in the rap industry. Even after the demise of Pimp C he never gave up and embarked on a solo career. He has proven that hard work is the key to succeed in life.