David Banner

Jan
14
Ice Cube, Keri Hilson, & Nick Cannon Attend ‘Ride Along’ Premiere

Keri Hilson

Black Hollywood stepped out to the premiere of the action comedy Ride Along at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday night. The film’s stars, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, celebrated with their co-stars including David Banner and Tika Sumpter.

Cube, who plays a tough-talking Atlanta cop in the movie, brought his wife Kimberly Woodruff as his date, while Kevin Hart arrived with his girlfriend Eniko Parrish.

Keri Hilson stepped out of the studio and onto the red carpet, rocking long black hair, and Nick Cannon looked dapper in a tuxedo.

The film opens in theaters nationwide Friday.

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May
17
Video: David Banner f/ Chris Brown – ‘Amazing’

Chris Brown and David Banner

David Banner and Chris Brown get animated in the video for “Amazing.” Neither of the stars actually appear in the stop-animation video. Instead, their heads appear on dolls as they ride around the city in a convertible, picking up some plastic cuties. Breezy even dances with a doll version of his idol Michael Jackson.

“Amazing” can be found on Banner’s album Sex, Drugs and Violence, available May 22. In exchange for the music, he is asking two million people to donate a minimum of $1. With the money, he plans to consistently deliver music, videos, movies, and charitable donations to positively influence urban culture.

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May
7
New Music: David Banner f/ Chris Brown – ‘Amazing’

Amazing

After smashing the clubs and the charts with their 2008 single “Get Like Me,” David Banner and Chris Brown reunite on the bedroom banger “Amazing.”

“I be going ham, I be going crazy, I be going hard, hard enough to have a baby,” sings Breezy on the freaky record.

On May 22, Banner will release his free album Sex, Drugs and Video Games. In exchange, he is asking two million people to donate a minimum of $1. With the money, he plans to consistently deliver music, videos, movies, and charitable donations to positively influence urban culture.

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Mar
30
T.I., David Banner, & Wyclef Jean Confront Racial Profiling

David Banner

In the midst of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, David Banner and Wyclef Jean appeared on a special episode of BET’s “106 & Park” to discuss racial profiling and what can be done to stop it.

“What can we do to make sure that this doesn’t happen again?” asked an impassioned Banner. “We can march, we can sing, we can make songs—no we have to do something that means something so this will never happen to another child again.”

He suggested ways to bring about change by boycotting basketball games and not releasing music. “We have to find a way to hit America in its pocket or implement laws [against] people who feel like they want to be vigilantes,” he explained.

Wyclef passed along the advice he taught his daughter. “When anybody who has the authority to lock you up or take your life approaches you, the number one thing you have to learn is always remain calm and always speak calm back to the person,” advised Clef, who wore a hoodie in support of Martin. “Once you start to speak loud, the person’s gonna get louder and louder.”

T.I. also called in to share his thoughts on racial profiling, specifically when it comes to rappers. “I don’t think race should ever come into question whenever you’re looking to uphold justice and uphold the law,” said Tip.

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Feb
3
New Music: David Banner f/ Chris Brown & A$AP Rocky – ‘Yao Ming (Remix)’

Chris Brown, David Banner, and A$AP Rocky

Chris Brown jumps on the remix to David Banner’s latest single “Yao Ming” aka “Look at My Daddy,” which also features self-proclaimed “pretty boy” A$AP Rocky. “Jungle better be shaved ’cause I ain’t fu**in’ wildlife,” Breezy hysterically raps on his verse. Rap’s new kid on the block, A$AP, proves the hype is real with his bars and Banner still proclaims, “Bitch I’m tall as Yao Ming!” Now that’s a slam dunk.

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Sep
15
Video: David Banner – ‘Swag’

David Banner

David Banner swings at his younger peers in the video for “Swag”, his fiery song aimed at controversial newcomers including Odd Future, Lil B, and Kreayshawn’s White Girl Mob crew. The Mississippi rapper-producer is chained up in a warehouse as a woman, appearing to be Kreayshawn affiliate V-Nasty, beats him with a baseball bat and a child watches jarring images on TV screens.

“The homies is busting slugs/ The women is shaking ass/ A white girl call us ni**a and we just sit back and laugh/ We call it swag,” spits Banner, sporting a T-shirt with the word “Revolution.”

Open your ears and eyes to his war of words.

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Aug
13
New Music: David Banner – ‘Swag’ (Odd Future, Kreayshawn Diss)

David Banner

David Banner sparks a riot with his charged words on “Swag” off The Make Believe Album. The Mississippi MC/producer criticizes the new generation of hip-hop, calling out newcomers including Kreayshawn for her reported use of the N-word (she has repeatedly denied the accusations) and hip-hop collective Odd Future, who he claims “feeds evil to the streets.”

“The homies is busting slugs/ The women is shaking ass/ A white girl call us ni**a and we just sit back and laugh/ We call it swag,” preaches the righteous rapper in a style reminiscent of Lil B.

Fire up the track and weigh in with your thoughts.

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