Bun B Will Not Attend Drake’s Houston Appreciation Weekend Festival
Bun BAdvice: Know your numbers.
Bun B: [One of the] key factors that has changed is the financial aspect. People generally talk about the fact that the cost of recording has gone down significantly over the past 10 years. A lot of people have got relationships with other artists, so you do an appearance here for an appearance there, and people are using more local producers, who are not charging a lot. You don’t have to sell gold or platinum to make money if you’re recording an album for $50,000. The cost of shooting a video is now the price of an HD video camera. All of these different things that used to make it difficult to recoup money on the back end have changed. And there are more ways for an artist to make money today. It used to be just a single, an EP or an album, but now you’ve got ringtones, liquor sponsorships, clothing companies, TV shows, movie trailers. There are people who can make five, six, $700,000 off of one song.
Next week, Houston will be taken over by October Very Own's Drake. With Drake shutting down the city with his first annual Houston Appreciation Weekend, you have to think the all the ambassadors and heavy hitters will be in attendance, right? Well, not exactly. During an interview with RealTalkNY, Bun B shockingly revealed that he won't be able to join the festivities next week in Houston.
"It's gonna be amazing. Only problem with the Houston Appreciation Weekend is that I won't be in Houston to appreciate that weekend," said Bun.
He went on to explain why he won't be able to stand side by side with Drizzy to appreciate the occasion.
"It really caught [Drake] off guard because he was under the assumption that I was gonna be around. He had me locked in for a couple of different things, in particular, of course, the Warehouse live show. But, there was no way I could do it because when we get to Ibiza, we're staying there for four days. Max and Eve are getting married in Ibiza and I'm actually officiating the ceremony," said Bun.
I'm sure Drake is a tad disappointed. But, the show must go on. Make sure you're in Houston from June 12-June15th, when Drake locks down the city for three days.