In a recent interview with Billboard, Bun B spoke on the 10-year anniversary of Drake’s So Far Gone. The two rappers have had mutual respect for each other for years now, with the Houston MC serving as one of Drizzy’s earliest supporters.
“I’ve known Jas for years and Jas never asked me for anything. I didn’t want to let the kid down on his first big push into the music industry, and he asked me for an artist that has legitimate talent. [Plus] you’ve got Wayne on the record — this might work out for me, too,” he said regarding their “Uptown” collaboration.
Bun B went on to call the project a game-changer, saying that he saw potential in the Toronto rapper when he was coming up. The UGK rapper went on to give Drake props and mentioned him in his top rapper’s list.
“In terms of lyricism?” He asked, “Impact, delivery — a lot of people who are in the top 10 had ghostwriters as well. I want to say he’s top 10. There will be very few artists who will ever be as impactful as Drake is. Game-changing. Someone that literally has consistently increased, and there hasn’t been a decline in music from him yet. The music keeps getting better, and it’s always ahead of the curve.”
Salute to Drake on the 10 year-anniversary and to Bun B for helping out the young Toronto Star in his come-up.