We catch up with Houston hip-hop legend and XLR8R‘s April cover star Bun B in his native Texas. Last December, Bun B was dealt a serious blow when his longtime U.G.K. collaborator Pimp C suddenly died. The always eloquent rapper waxes wise about his new role as an elder statesman of hip-hop, doles out advice on surviving in the music industry, and why artists should go out of their way to play in small towns.