Few living rappers are more well-respected than Bernard Freeman (a.k.a. Bun B). From his classic work with UGK, to years of solo material, to working as a lecturer at Rice University, Bun's career has taken him across the globe. Even so, Mr. B's greatest expertise may lie in discussing his home state of Texas. Though Bun originally hails from Port Arthur (and is a fixture of Houston rap), he's been hitting-up South by Southwest for so long now he knows every corner of Austin. Read on as the Trill OG himself talks about the best places to eat and drink, seeing Amy Winehouse for the first time, and what's changed in the eight years since he's been visiting the festival.  

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