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The originator of Trill speaks up about Willie’s new name

Rapper Bun B, one of the originators of “trill,” caught word of Willie Cauley-Stein’s new middle name and voiced his opinion about it on Twitter. Bun B and the late Pimp C were the first to use the word — which is a combination of “true” and “real” — on their first Underground Kings album, The Southern Way, in 1992. That was before Willie Cauley-Stein was born.

Bun B’s four solo albums since Pimp C’s death are called TrillII Trill, Trill OG and Trill OG: The Epilogue.

Another supporter of Trill, the NBA’s Stephen Jackson, also spoke up and he seemed a little angrier about the whole thing than Bun B.


When Bun B said he has seen TRILL license plates, I wonder if he was referring to DeMarcus Cousins’ “Been Trill” car decal?


A photo posted by DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) on

Trill recognize trill, I suppose.


(By show of hands, how many of you are completely lost after reading all that? It’s okay. Not everyone is trill.)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for The originator of Trill speaks up about Willie’s new name

  1. inside info2
    1:23 pm May 5, 2015 Permalink

    Boogie’s pit bull is named Trill also if my memory is correct.

  2. dsims0004
    1:43 pm May 5, 2015 Permalink

    What? (filler)

  3. King Kelly Coleman
    3:34 pm May 5, 2015 Permalink

    Port Arthur Texas comin down hard!

  4. RUPPS.rhetoric
    3:46 pm May 5, 2015 Permalink

    I am incredibly too white and too old to even try to comprehend this post. Would love to hear John Short read this entire post on the radio show. #radiogold

    • symphonist41169
      7:56 am May 6, 2015 Permalink

      I’m with you, bud. Too white, too, old, and too wary of anything involving rap to give a damn.

  5. bouzoukiman
    3:59 pm May 5, 2015 Permalink

    Jay Bilas is doing the Superman and has “Trill” on his t-shirt in his Twitter photo. I had no earthly idea what it meant and had to look it up when first I saw it just a little while back.

    BTW, what in the crap is Stephen Jackson talking about? It’s difficult enough to navigate all the links, and worse with the gibberish on top.

    • bouzoukiman
      4:23 pm May 5, 2015 Permalink

      When I first saw it…

  6. satcheluk
    8:38 am May 6, 2015 Permalink

    Trill is a birds warble sound. I’m ure some hunters would concur.