In an interview with VIBE, Bun B explains why “Bun B for President” did not make 5 Mic “TrillOG”.
I never could figure out how to approach the record. It almost sounded crazy for me to say â€˜Bun B For President.â€™ It was an incredible song. I really loved the track, which J. Cole produced as well. I originally talked to him about a beat and he was like, â€˜Oh I got music all day. Would you mind if I sent you something with a verse on it.â€™ Iâ€™m like, â€˜I wasnâ€™t even gonâ€™ go there but by all meansâ€¦â€™ And when he sent it, all we did all day was sit around and listen to that song, like, â€˜Do you hear this? What do you do to this? I donâ€™t even know what to do to this.â€™ So it was just something that we had to put to the side. Thatâ€™s one of the few songs that I wasnâ€™t able to just attack. I hated that I couldnâ€™t figure out how to do it. That shows how ahead of the game [Cole] is. Most of the songs I hear, people will tell you I jumped in on it. That one I took my time with and I was like, â€˜You know what, weâ€™re gonna wait on this record. Weâ€™re gonna sit on it until I know exactly how to present it.