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Damn I’m Cold

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Bun B f/ Lil Wayne – “Damn I’m Cold

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from II Trill (Rap-A-Lot, 2008)

The internet moves so fast that I imagine everyone has this already (I was sleeping, literally), but I will post it anyway. Two rap legends actually trading verses, not just spitting their respective hot 16s and getting back on their private jet. I am talking finishing each others verses and what not. It should be something of an event record, and it is very nice, but the impact seems a little numbed by all the micro leaks. Since March snippets of this track have been floating around the web and mixtapes and it almost seemed a little played out before we heard the entire track. The internet has destroyed attention spans.

I interviewed Bun for King a few months ago and he would only talk about this song in the vaguest of terms, just acknowledging that it was a record with *a* famous rapper on it and that they were trading verses. Wayne was the best educated guess (who else even raps and is famous anymore?), but still. I almost wish he had kept up that mystique, maybe not even listed Wayne on the cover or press releases. Just put that track on the album and let word travel. Remember the days of the uncredited guest appearance? Being surprised by music? No?

II Trill drops May 20th.

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23 Responses to “Damn I’m Cold”

  1. Maurice Garland Says:

    yeah….i remember when i bought my Hall of Game tape and was pleasantly surprised by the uncredited 2Pac appearance on “Million Dollar Spot”…

  2. Keenon! Says:

    Didn’t Willie D pop up on a UGK album uncredited? Or was it Pimpalation?

    This song is crazy, hadn’t even heard about it yet.

  3. fakerthanfake Says:

    dope. nice to hear good material from weezy again

  4. p-417 Says:

    best line: “no pussys no rats, no Tom & Jerry show”

  5. Supreme Neck Protector Says:

    Co-sign, but there’s also fourteen days and Robyn Givens.

    Beat goes thwack, thwack.

  6. Scott Says:

    Ah, uncredited guest appearances. It seemed like every early 90′s NYC rapper was hanging out in the studio for each others’ albums.

    On another note, glad Chops is getting some shine with bigger production gigs. Always liked his style.

  7. Tray Says:

    You know. a Bun B verse is as formulaic as a Game verse nowadays… you know you’re going to hear about the slab (slab!), blades (blades!), escalade (lade!), repping for PA mayne (mayne!), the range (range!), keeping it trill (trill!) for real (for real!), gripping the wood wheel (wheel!), how all this conspicuous consumption feels (feels!)… the only difference betwen this and a thousand other Bun raps in the past 3 years is he cut out all the references to sizzurp in his cup (cup!) after the unfortunate death of his partner (free Pimp C! UGK for life!). And his flow is half of what it used to be. All that’s really left is the gravelly authority of his voice, as Breihan would say. Your loyalty to a once-great rapper is commendable, but that’s all it is.

  8. noz Says:

    I do sort of agree with you Tray, but I actually think this song is one of the better moments of formulaic bun.

  9. King of North Fulton AKA mc shit Says:

    This beat is fire and it’s a tight song. I’m a secret wayne fan because he’s so oversaturated, but i like him when he’s on. I agree with Tray kind of as well, but i’d rather listen to that voice than most other rappers.

  10. no Says:

    What’s so ‘event record’ for me is hearing Wayne sounding focused. Maybe it was recorded awhile ago, maybe Bun’s presence had him geeked. Either way, I’m feelin this one..

  11. King of North Fulton AKA mc shit Says:

    Bun is the first person Wayne has traded verses with since BG I think. Unless there’s something on that Birdman and Wayne album.

  12. Tray Says:

    I guess I always secretly preferred Pimp C’s voice (nullus and such). And I think formulaic Bun has some great moments; see (hipstercrap warning) the Paper Planes remix. But I don’t know why he needs to repeat the last syllable of every word. It’s one thing to be extra-emphatic about your trillness, but “control (trol!)”?? It’s eerily Rick Rossesque. As for Wayne, this is an improvement over recent Wayne, but he sounds like he’s fighting a respiratory ailment. Real mealy-mouthed.

  13. Grimey Says:

    Wayne is mastering his vocoder flow… some of the earlier explorations were kinda iffy…

    i agree to certain degree Tray, but compared to most of Texas, Bun keeps the monotony to minimum.

  14. Smitty Says:

    tray tray gay, come on now how you gonna hate on the Bun, all the guy does is grind and spit hot verses, sure there some of that shit seems like he is plugging in words to a formula but gotta respect dudes versatility, he will jump on any track no matter the flavor, like for example paper planes remix or the Where Da G’s At with Dizzee (a song that should get way more love)…aint too many rappers out there willing to do shit like that, opting for regional comforts instead…Free the Pimp for Real

  15. MattSonzala Says:

    Man the rest of the record goes in different directions and Bun is anything but formulaic on a lot of it. He does have a core fan base that he thinks he needs to always cater to, and he’s probably right about that.

    That being said, regarding this song CHOPS ON THE TRACK! I been waiting for them to do something for a long time.

  16. cocaine hyacinth Says:

    why u dumb ass niccas even talkin bout this shit, i dont know any real people who are excited about bun fuckin b anymore, this shit is for bloggers only. this is like when jay-z was comin to the town and kmel and even kblx, all them mfers were pumpin jay z ads and mjb songs and talkin bout him and beyonce for like 3 weeks. yet i never met any real life jay z fans, except HELLA DUM white tourists from philly or some fuckin ny suburb, i dont care enough to even know one ta name. i never heard any jayz bumpin down mlk, i never heard of anyone likin the ‘i choose you’ song cept clear channel. i aint even listen to this song tho. i hope t-waynekon aint gunna make carter turnt sanga cause thats what it seems

    tray, get you a blog. you already tryna blog on nozs shit. im not being mean neither. im sayin, i would read that shit.

    seriously? where da gs at? are you foreel kid?
    grind and spit hot verses? what the fuck. man. i dont respect a rapper cause they ‘grind’ unless its because they are MAD CREATIVE and have lots of angles to work with a variety of other artists. which bun aint. ‘hot verses’ belong on sucka free countdown, i could write them shits all day looooooooooong kid, that shit writes itself.

    and for the record, people SERIOUSLY LOVE wayne.

    oh and here is an obligatory ugk concession, yeah, that first album was good. or maybe it was the second one. the one that was not ridiculous.

    why come 8ball and mjg are not ugk to mtv

  17. PFS Says:

    This track is crazy! Like a mix of vintage UGK and 2008. Wayne came with it on this one cuz on a track with Bun B, you have to.

  18. Keenon! Says:

    But I don’t know why he needs to repeat the last syllable of every word. It’s one thing to be extra-emphatic about your trillness, but “control (trol!)”?? It’s eerily Rick Rossesque.

    Perhaps he’s playing to the screwed & chopped set?

  19. Smitty Says:

    To cocaine hyacinth, ya Im for real, where da g’s at is no doubt a great song…sorry if you gotta hate on the grime movement but you is missing out…dizzee rascal is that raw shit…as for your hot verses lets see em, till you get paid for it dont knock it. And give me a rapper who appears on more shit outta his regional comfort zone right now then Bun B. Snoop maybe cant knock that he be spitting all over all types of sounds (check Ego Tripin and the Blue Carpet CD) dont hate yo, tray aint got shit on Tucson Smitty

  20. cocaine hyacinth Says:

    YO LIL NIC SMITTY, YOU KNOW
    FUCK DIZZEEEEE RASCAL
    THATS ON SOME VIRGIN AIRLINES, ARTIST AND REP, SPIN MAGAZINE BULLSHIT
    -GRIME-
    GO GET YOU SOME ROLL DEEP, SHYSTIE, WHATEVER
    DIZZEEE RASCAL AINT NOTHIN WORTH BUMPIN

    I DONT NEED TO SHOW YOU HOW EASY A ‘HOT VERSE’ IS. TRAY ZIPPED THAT SHIT UP.

    BUN B ON DIFF COMFORT ZONES JUST SOUNDS LIKE A MASH UP TO ME. HE ONLY HAS 1 STYLE!

    AND ILL BE HONEST. I REALLY HONESTLY ACTUALLY DO LOVE UGK. 3 IN THE MORNIN IS ON MY TOP 20 EVARRRR. BUT ITS JUST LIKE CLASSIC ROCK. I DONT NEED TO LISTEN TO CLASSIC ROCK. I HEARD ALL THE POSSIBILITIES IN THAT SHIT. THE ONLY THING THAT EVAR CHANGES IS THE COMMERCIALS BETWEEN EM.

  21. Smitty Says:

    Please son, Dizzee is the shit. Much love to Roll Deep and crew, no shout out to Kano though? Or Wylie? Come on now, check out that Run the Road compiliation.

    Amen to 3 in the Morning, but seriously show some love to the Double Disc, Intl Players Anthem, How Long Can It Last, Trill Niggas Dont Die, etc…sure the 2nd half of the 2nd disc is a lil weak but Hit the Block lights that shit up.

  22. Tray Says:

    Isn’t Hit The Block the Swizz contribution? His beats give me seizures.

  23. cocaine hyacinth Says:

    it has ‘chrome plated woman’ on it tho. i cant forgive that. fuck my car was ok. but chrome plated woman was just toooo much.

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