II Trill

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II Trill
Studio album by Bun B
Released May 20, 2008
Recorded 2007–08
Genre Southern hip hop
Label Rap-a-Lot, Asylum, Atlantic
Producer Mr Lee (producer), Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, J. R. Rotem, Bigg Tyme, BlackOut Movement, DJ Khalil, Clinton Sparks, Enigma, CHOPS
Bun B chronology
Trill
(2005)
II Trill
(2008)
Trill OG
(2010)
Singles from II Trill
  1. "That's Gangsta"
    Released: February 19, 2008
  2. "You're Everything"
    Released: July 31, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Blender 4/5 stars [2]
Houston Chronicle 3/4 stars [3]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars [4]
The New York Times (favorable) [5]
Okayplayer (78/100) [6]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10) [7]
Spin 3.5/5 stars [8]
UGO (B) [9]
The Village Voice (favorable) [10]

II Trill is the second studio album by UGK member Bun B. It was released on May 20, 2008 by Rap-a-Lot Records and Asylum Records.

The album is the follow-up to his successful debut album, Trill. It was mentioned that after the death of his lifelong friend and companion Pimp C, due in part to an accidental overdose, he is likely to "ban the syrup talk on his new CD."[11] The album was originally set to be released on April 29, 2008[11] but was pushed back to May 20.[12] The album features lyrics pertaining to political and social issues, as well as a tribute track to Pimp C.[13]

Some of the featured artists on the album, including Sean Kingston, Pimp C, Young Buck, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, David Banner, Rick Ross, Mýa, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Webbie, Mike Jones, 8Ball & MJG, Z-Ro, Junior Reid and Juvenile.[11][14] The lead single, "That's Gangsta" featuring Sean Kingston was released on May 20, 2008. The second single, "You're Everything" featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, 8Ball and MJG was released on July 31, 2008. Its B-Side "Pop It 4 Pimp" has also received radio airplay.

II Trill debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, with 98,000 copies sold in the first week of release.[15][16][17] The album also spent three weeks at the top of the US Rap album chart.[18][19][20][21] The album has since sold 300,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "II Trill" (featuring Z-Ro & J. Prince) Clinton Sparks 4:19
2. "That's Gangsta" (featuring Sean Kingston) J. R. Rotem 3:52
3. "Damn I'm Cold" (featuring Lil Wayne) CHOPS 4:31
4. "You're Everything" (featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, 8Ball & MJG) Mr Lee (producer) 4:36
5. "I Luv That"   Scott Storch, Ron Fair* 4:02
6. "Swang on 'Em" (featuring Lupe Fiasco) Enigma 3:21
7. "My Block" (featuring Jazze Pha) Jazze Pha 4:16
8. "Get Cha Issue"   Big Tyme, Qwest 4:11
9. "Pop It 4 Pimp" (featuring Webbie & Juvenile) Mouse 3:50
10. "Good II Me" (featuring Mýa) Big Tyme, Int'l Red, Bun B 4:48
11. "Underground Thang" (featuring Chamillionaire & Pimp C) Cory Mo 4:28
12. "If I Die II Night" (featuring Lyfe Jennings & Young Buck) Jean "JRock" Borges 4:15
13. "Another Soldier" (featuring Mddl Fngz & Kobe) DJ Khalil 4:18
14. "If It Was Up II Me" (featuring Junior Reid) BlackOut Movement 4:57
15. "Trill Talk"     0:14
16. "Angel in the Sky" (featuring Razah) Cozmo, Rodnae 4:57
17. "II Trill Talk"     0:07
18. "Keep It 100"   CHOPS 4:36

Samples[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position[22]
U.S. Billboard 200 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "The document you are looking for cannot be found". Spin-cdnsrc.texterity.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  9. ^ "Bun B - II Trill Album Review | UGO.com". Ugo.com. 2011-06-15. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  10. ^ Evan McGarvey (2008-05-20). "Bun B and Prodigy, On Their Own - Page 1 - Music - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  11. ^ a b c Carter, Lauren. "Bun B Drafts Lil' Wayne & Lupe Fiasco For New LP, Heads Out On Nat'l Tour". SOHH. Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  12. ^ Ortiz, Edwin. "Bun B Talks Obama, Reveals He's Steading Trillin'". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  13. ^ West, Rudy. "Bun B. Salutes Pimp C.; 'II Trill' On The Way". AllHipHop. 
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  18. ^ "Updated Album Charts from the most Trusted Music Magazine". Billboard. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
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  21. ^ Paine, Jake (2008-07-04). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/29/08 | Hip Hop News >". HipHopDX.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
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