As the unofficial mayor of Houston, Texas, hip-hop legend Bun B is having a busy week as the Super Bowl quickly approaches.

Making his rounds, Bun B made an appearance at Galleria Mall’s Lids store on Thursday to unveil his New Era cap collection. The collection captures the essence of the town’s sports teams, Houston Astros, Rockets and Texans, but with an added touch of “Trill OG” flavor. The caps retail for $34.00 and can be purchased nationwide.

Photo credit: Houston Chronicle

At the unveiling, Bun B praised the city of Houston and its welcoming of all nationalities.

“Houston is literally the most diverse city in America. There’s over 100 different languages spoken in the city of Houston. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you’re from. There’s someone here just like you.” “We welcome everybody with open arms. I know there’s a lot of divisiveness in this country right now. It doesn’t matter what side of the issues you stand on. In Houston, we’re all one,” he says.

In other related news…

Bun B and other hip-hop legends gathered at Rice University to honor the legacy of UGK’s Chad Butler aka Pimp C.  “Pimp C: A Trill Legacy” celebrated the creation of the Pimp C Collection at the Woodson Research Center at Rice’s Fondren Library. The collection, which contains promotional items, handwritten lyrics and contracts for the rap group Underground Kingz (UGK), is part of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning’s Hip-Hop Archive.

Attendees included KBXX 97.9 The Boxx Morning Show Host Madd Hatta, Bun B, Chinara Butler, David Banner, Lil Keke, producer Mr. Lee, DJ Michael 5000 Watts, and E.S.G. The panel featured a culmination of first-hand accounts on Pimp C, his impact on hip hop and pop culture, and insight on each individual’s relationship with the late emcee.

Here are a few photos from the event:


(l to r) Mr. Lee, Lil Keke, David Banner, Chinara Butler, Bun B (photo credit Gavin George)


J.Prince Sr and Chinara Butler (photo credit Gavin George)


Attendees watching a video montage dedicated to Pimp C (photo credit Corey Green – CCM Foundation)


Photo credits: Annie Mulligan (Houston Chronicle), Galvin George, and Corey Green (CCM Foundation)