In Houston, where his evolution as an artist has coincided with an explosive cultural energy in the city, his forays outside hip-hop feel as natural as they do ambitious. Little wonder, then, that some have playfully suggested he run for office. In 2010 the rapper J. Cole endorsed him for the White House in a track called “Bun B for President.” Later that year, in a Houston Press poll, his hip-hop peers elected him Texas governor. Recently, there has been buzz about the more realistic idea of Bun B’s running for mayor, an idea proposed late last year by the Houston Press and quickly picked up by others, including political writer Charles Kuffner, who made a tongue-in-cheek list comparing Bun B’s attributes to those of Jesse Ventura and Al Franken. Noting the slogan that online commenters had already proposed—“Vote Bun B for Mayor and Keep Houston Trill as F**k”—Kuffner wrote, “You’d hardly have to campaign with a slogan as awesome as that.” - From Katy Vine’s “Man About Town”, read the rest here.
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