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.