Concert preview: Houston rapper Bun B brings trill tales to Xclusive Elite

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

The legendary Houston rapper has preached about keeping it trill (that's true and real) his entire career, and the term has anchored the title of every one of his albums, from his 2005 debut Trill all the way through Trill OG: The Epilogue, from 2013 (up next: Episode VII: The Trill Awakens). The latter is a fitting showcase for B's effortless flow - all rounded edges and summer pond placid even amidst the bedlam of "Fire" - which will take center stage when he joins Spice 1 for this rare Columbus stop.

Xclusive Elite Entertainment Center

10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1

1921 Channingway Center Dr., East Side