Despite the loss and tragedy currently shattering Texas, the silver lining to the dark cloud of Hurricane Harvey is that such devastation has brought people together in the most inspiring ways.
That includes the reconvening of hip-hop’s trill OG Bun B and Chad Butler Jr., the son of Bun’s late UGK partner, Pimp C. And what better moment for them to meet again than Butler’s most urgent time of need while stuck in his garage from the hurricane’s massive flooding?
Calling in on Sway’s Universe to share updates on the deadly tropical storm, Bun further reported the devastating conditions that Hurricane Harvey has subjected residents to. A center in Port Arthur, his hometown and one of the most severely hit cities from the storm, was one of the main resources for citizens to find shelter, Bun explained. But without food, water and now the shelter’s submergence in water, evacuees are still suffering.
“Apartment buildings are on fire,” Bun lamented. “I don’t know what to say. I don’t know if ‘catastrophic’ is even the term when an entire city is submerged.”
Bun further explained that while resources like food and water were initially a main concern, rescue efforts are now focused far more narrowly on simply surviving the floods. Perhaps, that’s how he caught up so quickly with Butler Jr., who Bun revealed was stuck on top of his car for hours before he was able to send a boat to him.
“We spent the early hours of this morning trying to get a boat to Pimp C’s son,” he said. “Pimp C’s son was stuck in his garage on top of his car for a couple of hours this morning because the house that Pimp grew up in, Pimp’s mom’s house, is built on the back of a reservoir — like, literally connected to the reservoir.”
Though Bun’s wife previously claimed that UGK’s musical archives had been demolished in the flood, we’re happy to learn that Bun was able to bring Butler Jr. to safety. Bun is also working on sending help for family members who are still stranded, such as one of his cousins and her handicapped husband. He hasn’t stopped his aid efforts there either, as he’s planning to host a televised benefit concert following Hurricane Harvey as well.
Hear his latest updates on the catastrophic tropical storm and how he got a boat over to his fallen UGK partner’s son in the video below.
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