Bun B recently sat down with The Tanning of America to build on his recent European tour, his relationship with Travis Barker, his love for Radiohead, growing up in Port Arthur, TX and much, much more. Peep an excerpt below then head over here to read the entire thing.
Let’s fast forward a bit in your career to your hit record with Jay-Z, “Big Pimpin’.” Did you notice the demographic of your fanbase start to change after that song and video was released? Did you start getting recognized more on the streets?
Yes, but it wasn’t a racial thing. I think it was just because it was [a big video]. UGK never really had any visuals. “Big Pimpin’” was the first time that anyone had ever really seen us. We had a lot of people that knew our music, but had never seen our faces because we never had any real videos. Ridin’ Dirty went gold, and we didn’t shoot one video for that album. They even shot a commercial without us.