Bun B. Teams With Dame Dash/Pro-Keds For Sneaker

Texas rap legend Bun B. has

signed a sneaker deal with businessman Dame Dash to create a signature line of

Pro-Keds sneakers.

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.