(AllHipHop News) Surviving UGK member Bun B has signed on to participate in this years intercontinental Gumball 3000 car rally.
Now entering its 12th year, the Gumball rally is a 3000-mile drive featuring 120 cars over 8 days filled with events and parties along the route.
anyone is allowed to enter, the hefty entry fee (which in 2008 was
$120,000 per car) ensures an exclusive, upscale clientele composed
mostly of celebrities and wealthy car enthusiasts.
Joining Bun B this year will be Eve, Xzibit, Idris Elba (The Wire, American Gangster), Mike Malbon (Frank151 co-founder), DJ Muggs, and Tony Hawk.
incorporating other mediums such as music, film, and art in the events
along the drive route, the Gumball 3000 has been able to cultivate an
eclectic following of fans and participants at their annual event.
is very unique; it isnt so much a car tour as a lifestyle that
incorporates automobiles, film, fashion, art and sport. Most of our
participants would not usually be attracted to participate in a car
tour, and many of them are not necessarily really into their cars, the
Gumball 3000 official website reads. However, the attraction of the
Gumball transcends social barriers and appeals to the adventurer in all
of us, and thus our participants come from all walks of life and
nationalities; from skateboarders to Saudi Princes, and supermodels to
rally commences on May 1 in London, moving onto Amsterdam, Copenhagen,
and Stockholm. From there, the tour moves overseas to North America,
finishing up in Boston, Quebec City, Toronto, and New York Citys Time
For more information, visit www.gumball3000.com.
Bun B latest and third studio album, Trill OG,
is due out this summer. The LP is reported to feature production
from DJ Premier, Pharrell, and an appearance from Tupac Shakur.