As David Banner says good-bye to Guest Star he leaves us with a powerful statement on why he's one of the best entertainers alive. In his mind "you could have your spaceships coming out the sky, your Bentley on stage" but there are only three artist that are in his league on stage "Chris Brown, Usher and maybe Busta [Rhymes]". Do you agree? Check out why Banner feels so strongly.
June 2008 Archives
We all know David Banner is not afraid to speak his mind, and is a leading voice in hip-hop. What if he was the president of hip-hop, you ask? We'll he'll tell you exactly what he'd do to clean the game up.
It's all or nothing for David Banner on his fourth album The Greatest Story Ever Told. The Mississippi master expects this to be his most success disc, if not he might "go on and sit down somewhere". But before he gets a head of himself with retirement talk, Banner talks about what's going to make this album a success. Starting with the current single "Get Like Me".
It's no secret David Banner has been on the front line fending off the mainstream haters who blame rappers for everything that's wrong in our culture. Right or wrong, as one of the stronger voices in hip-hop Banner, like many of his peers, does say and do things that leave a lasting mark on the new generation of hip-hop heads. Watch as Banner reflects on his responsibilities to the youngsters.
On the heels of Hillary Clinton conceding to Barack Obama, the presidential election for 2008 is officially on. David Banner weighs in on Obama's chance of becoming America's first black president and more.
David Banner is not one to play up controversy, so if you ever bring up his old adversary Rev. Al Sharpton the conversation is very brief. But in keeping it short, Banner still expresses how he feels about the political activist--and then some.
With his place in hip-hop solidified David Banner has taken his talents to Hollywood. After making his debut in Black Snake Moan alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Justin Timberlake, Banner played a two-bit crook in the holiday comedy This Christmas. Now he's got two films in post-production Days Of Wrath and The Longshots, the rapper-ternt-actor shares with us the pros and cons of his double duty.
Yesterday Banner kicked it on the ringtone rapper craze and a few folks took him to task on his place in the hip-hopisphere.
NYC-Minded wrote: "David Banner isn't even a ringtone rapper, he's just a wack rapper that no one cops or downloads."
Banner fan G shoot back:...If Banner was wack then u gotta take all the gems he produced...dude put wurk in..."Rubber Band Man" was the shyt."
Which brings us to today's topic, Banner talks about his approach to producing hits.
Here's a rundown of some of the joints Banner has worked the boards on.
"Rubber Band Man" T.I.
"Tip Drill" Nelly
"Welcome To The South" Young Buck
The success of ringtone rappers have become a gift and a curse to the hip-hop. Though he hasn't been as critical of ringtone rappers as most, Banner understands the negative effects it has on the genre and is manning up and taking some of the blame for the craze.
Gearing up for the release of his 5th album Greatest Story Ever Told, Mississippi's finest David Banner takes over our Guest Star blog. Pay attention as Banner hips you to his new music, debunks hip-hop's dirty little secret, and making it in Hollywood.
Here's what Banner has to say about; why his is the greatest story ever told.