Monday, June 13, 2011
Hyper Meets Bun B
I caught up with legendary rapper and one half of the Southern hip-hop duo UGK, Bun B, at New York’s Sneakerpedia launch party, where he talked about his love for sneakers, how he had to save up for his first pair, and how important it is for the UK music scene to stand up tall…
With a whole host of collaborations under his 'OG' belt, which includes Drake, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and our very own Dizzee Rascal – to name but a few, it’s no surprise that Bun B takes a fond interest in keeping some special footwear to cover his toes, making sure that he keeps his feet stuck firmly to the ground. Reminiscing back to his humble begins and growing up in the Southern part of the States, having the freshest trainers wasn’t exactly the easiest thing to get.
"I’m old enough to remember the first release of the Jordan, and how insane the concept was to ask your mother to buy you a new shoe," says Bun B. But now that he’s in a position to buy as many pairs of sneakers as his heart desires, the rapper has now accumulated quite a collection. With the new launch of sneaker-dedicated website, Sneakerpedia, fellow sneakerheads are now able to also share their stories.
For the Full Interview Go over the MTV here.
Posted by Hyperfrank at 12:46 AM