Texas rap legend Bun B. has
signed a sneaker deal with businessman Dame Dash to create a signature line of
The UGK star’s limited edition Pro-Ked sneaker is scheduled to drop in
the near future.
"Dame Dash is giving me a limited edition Pro Ked and that’s just love
from Dame,” Bun B. told AllHipHop.com. “Anytime Jay-Z or Dame or
Biggs needed anything, I was there for them. I feel honored and respected."
The shoe will compliment the Pro-Keds’ State Property shoe line, which
is promoted by Beanie Sigel. Pro-Keds was founded in 1949. The brand became
popular in the Hip-Hop community in the 1970’s and 80’s.
In related news, Reebok has also agreed to highlight the Port Arthur, Texas
MC to represent their throwback tennis shoe that will be featured in the NBA
2006 All-Star game.
“Reebok was like ‘we’re doing a tie-in for the city of Houston
and the All-Star game, we want to tie-in what we are doing with the city; we
think that you would be the artist to use.’ I was really flattered. They
want to do a Houston shoe, something like with the old [NBA team] Rockets theme.”
With the announcement of his shoe deals, Bun B. continues his enjoy a successful
and fruitful breakout year.
He has been featured on several smash singles including Webbie’s “Give
Me That,” as well as Slim Thug’s “I Ain’t Heard of That.”
This fall, Bun B will release his first solo album Trill which features
an array of big name guests and producers including Mannie Fresh, Jazze Pha,
and Lil’ Jon.
Trill is scheduled
to drop October 18 on Rap-A-Lot/Asylum records.