David Banner

Apr
19
Video: David Banner, Estelle, & Daley – ‘Benz’

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David Banner gets behind the wheel of a brand new “Benz” with British singers Estelle and Daley in their remake of Janis Joplin’s 1971 classic “Mercedes Benz.” Commissioned by Blag magazine for Mercedes, the trio remixes the record for 2011 with production from the Mississippi rapper.

“That’s why they call it soul music, you can’t put an equation to what we just did,” said Banner of their collaboration. “When we first put it together and listened to it, it was something special.”

Put the key in the ignition and take this baby for a spin below.

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Apr
14
David Banner, Estelle Record Song for Mercedes-Benz

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David Banner is riding out for Mercedes-Benz. The Mississippi rapper has teamed with British singers Estelle and Daley to record the song “Benz” for the luxury automobile manufacturer, with plans to release it to iTunes on April 19.

Banner mans the boards on the tune, which was inspired by Janis Joplin’s 1971 classic “Mercedes Benz.” “That’s why they call it soul music, you can’t put an equation to what we just did,” said the beatmaker. “When we first put it together and listened to it, it was something special.”

The trio is scheduled to perform the song live at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show in China on April 19. A video has been shot and will debut on the same day. Watch a teaser below.

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Jan
21
10 Questions for David Banner & 9th Wonder

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David Banner isn’t fond of big egos. Luckily, producer 9th Wonder doesn’t have one, making their collaborative album, Death of a Pop Star, a welcomed feat to work on. After talking for hours about hip-hop’s current state, the two joined forces to create a project that would bring more value to the rap game. “We talked on the phone for three hours about the music that was out there, and we thought about how we could contribute and change things,” says Wonder.

Banner, who was facing an inner battle before recording the LP, felt the need to relinquish the sound that made him a chart-topping rapper and speak directly from his soul. “I was really hurting, and the one thing that I do thank 9th for, is he saw it.” In return, the “Be With You” creator gave the producer complete control of the album’s beats, which Banner openly admits was difficult to do.

The dynamic duo checked in with Rap-Up.com after the release of Pop Star to discuss why they chose Erykah Badu to be a guest, how KRS-One’s words influence their rhymes, and which rapper’s latest album is underrated. Read on as David Banner and 9th Wonder air it out for the masses.

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Dec
7
Chris Brown, PCD, Akon at KIIS FM Jingle Ball

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Chris Brown, The Pussycat Dolls, Akon, Colby O’Donis, David Banner, Christina Milian, and Estelle jingle bell rocked the West Coast at 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2008 Jingle Ball concert in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday.

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Sep
25
New Music: Kid Sister f/ David Banner – ‘Family Reunion’

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Kid Sister and David Banner come together for a “Family Reunion.” The new Diplo-produced track is off Kid Sister’s debut album Dream Date, scheduled for release in November. We’re digging this, but it should have been released months ago. It’s a perfect summer jam.

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Aug
6
Video: Bun B – ‘You’re Everything’

The second single off Bun B’s II Trill featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, and 8Ball & MJG.

Aug
1
Video: David Banner f/ Lil Wayne – ‘Shawty Say’

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Watch the full video for David Banner’s latest single “Shawty Say” featuring Lil Wayne below. The song samples Weezy’s No. 1 smash “Lollipop.” Read our spankin’ new interview with Banner here.

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