Hip Hop Legend Bun B and one half of the award winning duo UGK readies for the debut of his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, II Trill, which will be released on April 29th courtesy of Rap-A-Lot/Asylum.
Upon the heals of success with UGK’s 2007 seventh album release of the 26-song, two-CD set, UGK (Underground Kingz) which claimed the #1 spot in the country and presented the duo with two Grammy nominations for the soulful smash hit “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” featuring Outkast, Bun will finally introduce the follow-up to his critically acclaimed and Gold Certified debut solo effort, Trill which was released in 2005 and peaked at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart.
II Trill will include guest features by artists that include the late great Pimp C, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, 8 Ball and MJG, David Banner, Rick Ross, Z-Ro, Mya, Mike Jones, Junior Reid, Webbie, Chamillionaire , Expensive Taste (Paul Wall, Skinhead Rob, & Travis Barker) and Slim Thug. The Houston rapper also collaborated with hitmakers Mr. Lee, Scott Storch, Jazze Pha, Bigg Tyme, Black Out Movement, Khalil, Clinton Sparks, Enigma and Chops to name a few.
Currently on a national promotional tour to promote II Trill and its first single, a JR Rotem produced track titled “That’s Gangsta” featuring Sean Kingston, Bun has partnered with Microsoft Zune on a series of promotional events and programs focused on making a more direct connection with his fans through a strong presence on the road, at retail, and on Zune digital platforms. While on the road, he will be making appearances at several Boys & Girls Clubs. Bun is also a part of Zune Social, an online music community where he is able to share his experience on the road and interact with music lovers.
Fans can connect with Bun directly by visiting www.zune.net/bunb and http://social.zune.net/member/BunBIITrill.
Bun B tour dates are as follows (subject to change):
DATE CITY VENUE
Feb. 29th Fayetteville, NC The Palace
Mar. 1st Richmond, VA High Lights
Mar. 2nd Washington DC Platinum Night Club
Mar.3rd - 4th New York, NY Press/Promo
Mar. 5th Cleveland, OH Boys & Girls Club and Metropolis
Mar. 6th Indianapolis, IN Lilly Unit Boys & Girls Club and Cloud 9
Mar. 7th Detroit, MI Zoo Bar
Mar. 8th Cincinnati, OH Club Annie’s
Mar. 9th Round Lake, IL Sharkey’s
Mar. 10th Chicago, IL Press/Promo
Miami, FL Mansion
Mar. 12th – 13th Austin, TX South by Southwest
Mar. 14th San Antonio, TX East Side Boys & Girls Club
Mar. 15th Houston, TX Club Levels
Mar. 20th Oklahoma City, OK Venue TBA
Mar. 21st Kansas City, MO Venue TBA
Mar. 22nd St. Louis, MO Venue TBA
Mar. 26th-27th Los Angeles, CA Press/Promo
March 28th Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Mar. 29th San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
Apr. 4th Seattle, WA Nuemose
ABOUT BUN B
As one half of the duo, UGK, Bun B along with his long time friend, Pimp C put the south on the map in 1988 with their first album release The Southern Way. Two decades later, the Port Arthur, TX natives and award winning pair have maintained a presence in the music world with seven major label released albums, mixtapes, indie releases and cameos on numerous prominent artists’ tracks. In 2000, they made a high-profile appearance on Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin.” In 2005, Bun released his first solo album Trill. The gold-certified CD debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and peaked at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart. Bun is currently gearing up for his sophomore solo album, II Trill which will be released April 29, 2008. For more information on Bun B, visit www.zune.net/bunb