This feels right. “Cake,” the final leak from Bun B’s Trill OG: The Epilogue has it all. The Pimp’s soul-soaked vocals and unchecked charisma imploring us to smoke something. Boosie’s shrill Louisiana accent jabbing through rollicking organs and gut bucket bass. Big K.R.I.T. taking his place at the table with the sources of his inspiration. The King Of The Trill sitting at his throne surveying how his home region changed the landscape of hip-hop.
It feels kind of wrong at the same time. A glimpse at what could have been. If only reality could match the track’s celebratory tone. Still, UGK 4 Life is not just an album title or an empty slogan, but a reality for those of us that grew up on Ridin’ Dirty. The late great Pimp C’s spirit lives on. And with Boosie scheduled to hit the bricks soon, there may be more slices of cake and glasses of champagne to share.