About this episode:
Hip hop legend Bun B has been involved in activism in the city of Houston for a long time. So when George Floyd, a longtime Houston resident, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Bun stepped up. He organized a march for Floyd that drew 60,000 people, and he hasn’t let up since, attending the March on Washington and recording a new single about this moment.
On the latest episode of Into America, Trymaine Lee talks with Bun B about politics, how his small hometown of Port Arthur influenced his activism, how he's approaching his art in this time.
This episode was recorded live in partnership with The Texas Tribune Festival, a streaming virtual event happening all September long.
Find the transcript here.
- Trymaine Lee in Conversation with Bun B for The Texas Tribune Festival
- March on Washington: Civil rights leaders, families of Black victims rally against police violence
- ‘I woke up today very proud to be a Houstonian’: rapper Bun B reflects on city’s march for George Floyd