[Industry News] David Banner Discusses The God Box and Economics

 

David Banner Discusses The God Box and Economics

David Banner recently sat down to discuss his latest album “The God Box” with VladTV. During the interview, Mr. Banner also speaks about the use of the N-Word. Other topics include economics in the Black community and generational harm. The interview also features a segment about Black leaders.

David Banner is a Mississippi legend. A true renaissance man, and has had a prosperous career as a rapper, producer, actor, and activist. “The God Box” is his most recent album. With this album, David Banner is on a mission to educate and uplift people, specifically the hip-hop community. In November 2006, Banner was awarded a Visionary Award by the National Black Caucus of the State Legislature. It was in recognition of his work after Hurricane Katrina.

On September 25, 2007, Banner testified before Congress. The hearing was about racism and misogyny in hip hop music. It was titled From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images. He defended his use of offensive language. Heargued: “Change the situation in my neighborhood and maybe I’ll get better. In his opening statement, Banner stated: “I can admit there are some problems in hip hop but it is only a reflection of what’s taking place in our society. Hip hop is sick because America is sick.”

David Banner signed to Universal Records in 2003. He released four albums: Mississippi: The Album (2003), MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (2003), Certified (2005), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (2008). On May 22, 2012 he released “Sex, Drugs and Video Games.” This was his first A Banner Vision project.  It was available for free download and was available on his website, davidbanner.com. Fans were encouraged to make a donation of at least $1 for the sixteen song album. The first single off the album featured Chris Brown.

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