Bun B’s fifth solo album has a new release date.
After teasing a March 16 release that came and went earlier this year, the UGK MC has announced his Return Of The Trill LP will drop on August 31. The legendary MC shared the date, along with his album’s cover art, in a recent Instagram post.
“One more time for PAT!” he wrote. “August 31. Full album. Let’s do this! #ReturnOfTheTrill #August31 #UGK4LIFE #RIPPIMPC.”
Return Of The Trill will be Bun’s first album since 2013’s Trill OG: The Epilogue.
Last year, Bun told UK Hip HopTalk that Big K.R.I.T. was serving as the “musical coordinator” of his next solo LP. In April, he released a new track titled “Slow It Down” featuring K.R.I.T.
(This post has been updated. The following was originally published on February 19, 2018.)
Bun B unveiled the title of his next album in a unique way. The UGK legend slipped in the announcement on a piece of paper during an episode of his cooking series, Trill Mealz.
“New album alert,” Bun says around the 50-second mark of the video. The clip shows the LP’s title, Return Of The Trill, along with a March 16 release date.
Last year, UK Hip HopTalk spoke to the Southern Hip Hop pioneer about the upcoming project. Bun revealed Big K.R.I.T. was acting as the LP’s “musical coordinator” and shared insight about how it would be far different from his previous work.
“This album is crazy,” he explained. “I don’t think people are really gonna have an idea of what I’m coming with. There’s going to be songs from me that you would expect but there’s going to be a level of depth that I’m going to in these songs … This is a side of myself that took basically 43 years to get to and to really be able to lay everything out. This is what everything has been, this is what everything will be.”
To see more episodes of Trill Mealz, subscribe to The Real Trillionaires on YouTube.