Producers Beatnick & K-Salaam have worked with everyone from Nas and Dead Prez to Lil Wayne and Trey Songz. But few rappers fit the beatmakers' style better than the one and only Bun B. The Trill OG teamed up with Beatnick & K-Salaam, along with singer Adi Armour, last year for the song "Keep It 100" off of the producer duo's album The Bluest Flame. That record also featured appearances from Kirk Knight, Talib Kweli, Young Buck, Blu, Fashawn, and more.
Now, Bun has reunited with Beatnick & K-Salaam to give their collaboration new life in a brand new video, which Complex is proud to premiere. The clip tackles the rise of Donald Trump and the alt-right.
The producers were thrilled to have a chance to collaborate with a legend like Bun to take on such an important topic.
"UGK is one of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop history," Beatnick & K-Salaam told Complex. "This is not the first time we have worked with Bun B and it won't be the last. As far as this video, we wanted to make something that reflects on the issues we are facing today in the U.S. & beyond. Nazism, faux news, alt-right, etc. We are living in a very crucial time. 45 being our president is a symptom. If we don't deal with the symptom then it will spread and become more deadly. By making this video, we are just trying to do our part. I definitely feel like we are on the right side of history with this one."
Bun, for his part, was very proud of the collaboration.
"Working with Beatnick & K-Salaam has always been a pleasure. This new joint is one of the best records I've done," he said.
Check out the clip for "Keep It 100" above.