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Bun B lived up to his “Trill OG” title on March 12 at the Houston Rodeo, turning NRG Park into a hip-hop haven. He kicked off his electrifying set with the iconic “Draped Up,” setting the tone for the night.

The party truly got started with a parade of special guests. E-40 swaggered onto the stage with Bun B, dropping classic cuts like “Snap Yo Fingers” and “Tell Me When to Go,” keeping the energy high. Bay Area legend Too Short followed, spitting rhymes on “Blow the Whistle” and “The Ghetto,” before Nelly took the stage to a roaring crowd. Nelly had the whole arena singing along to “Hot in Herre,” “Country Grammar” and “E.I.”

The night continued with Eve gracing the stage, performing her timeless hits “Who’s That Girl,” “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” and “Rich Girl.” The Ying Yang Twins then brought the party vibes with “Get Low,” “Salt Shaker” and “Whistle While You Twerk,” followed by Rick Ross flexing his lyrical muscles on “B.M.F.” and “Hustlin’.”

That Mexican OT, clad in a striking white outfit, delivered his signature tunes “Cowboy Killer” and “Johnny Dang,” before Bun B returned for a special moment. Joined by Yellowstone actor Ryan Bingham, they performed a collaborative song, as the crowd swayed their cell phone lights, creating a magical atmosphere.

This marked Bun B’s third rodeo performance, a testament to his enduring popularity in Houston. With over 75,000 strong in attendance, the energy was electric. But the night wasn’t over yet.

The crowd erupted as Drake joined Bun B onstage, launching into a medley of his chart-topping hits. From the electrifying “Energy” and “Sicko Mode” to the fan favorites “God’s Plan” and “Hotline Bling.”

But just before his final song he mentions, “I performed this at Warehouse live back in 2009, so it’s only right I perform it on the biggest stage in the city” and closed out with the introspective “November 18th.” Drake had the entire stadium on its feet during his performance.

The legendary Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC fame capped off the night with an energetic performance of “Bun’s House” alongside Bun B. As the show drew to a close, Bun B fittingly ended with the unifying “International Players Anthem (I Choose You),” joined by a collective of the night’s performers for a grand finale.

It was a night of musical heavyweights and unforgettable moments, with each performance a condensed version keeping the energy flowing. Bun B’s “All-American Takeover” truly lived up to its name, solidifying his status as a Houston legend and leaving the crowd wanting more.


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