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David Banner

David Banner in 2006
Background information
Birth name Levell Crump
Born 1973
Origin Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Genre(s) Hip hop music, gangsta hip hop, hardcore hip hop, Southern hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, actor, record producer, record label executive, philanthropist
Years active 1999 - present
Label(s) SRC, Universal Records, Def Jam South, Bigface
Associated
acts
Crooked Lettaz, Yung Wun
Website www.david-banner.com

David Banner (born Levell Crump in 1973 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American rapper, occasional actor, record producer, record label executive, and philanthropist. He takes his name from the lead character of the 1970s/80s CBS television series The Incredible Hulk.[1][2] This article is about the comic book company. ... “The Incredible Hulk” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Gangsta rap, also known as hardcore hip-hop, was the name given to the subgenre of hip hop which often involved lyrical subjects based on the violence and misogyny inherent in the lifestyle of street thugs and gangsters. ... Hardcore hip hop is a form of hip hop music characterized by confrontation and aggression in its subject matter, heavy beats, raw sampling and production, or any combination thereof. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the English folk dance, see Rapper sword. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... SRC Records (Street Records Corporation) is a record label created by New York City rapper Fat Joe. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ... James Anderson (or better known by his stage name Yung Wun) is an American rapper from Atlanta. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... The Incredible Hulk was an American television series loosely based on the comic book character of the same name. ...

Contents

Early career

Prior to having a solo career, Banner was part of the rap group Crooked Lettaz which released an album called Grey Skies in 1999. Banner then released his first solo album called Them Fire Water Boyz, Vol. 1 in 2000. The album managed to sell over 10,000 copies in his hometown alone despite having little record label backing.


Recent career

His first major-label album, Mississippi: The Album, went gold and was a critical and commercial success[citation needed], largely due to the success of lead single, "Like A Pimp (Featuring Lil' Flip)", as well as more introspective album tracks such as "Cadillacs On 22's" and "Mississippi." The following album, MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water, was completed in two weeks at the behest of SRC executive Steve Rifkind.[citation needed] His fourth album, Certified was released on September 20, 2005, after repeated delays. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2006 Banner appeared from DJ Shadow's The Outsider entitled "Seein' Thangs". The track features comments on the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina. He is also the creator of the main theme to the game Saints Row.[3] DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis on January 1, 1973) is an American DJ, turntablist, music producer and songwriter. ... The Outsider is an album by DJ Shadow released on September 19, 2006. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Saints Row is an action-adventure video game, available for the Xbox 360. ...


He currently remains signed to SRC. Street Records Corporation is an American record label, a subsidiary of the Universal Motown Records Group, whose artists include Grandaddy Souf, Keith Sweat, Ric-A-Che, Sean Biggs, Remy Martin, Akon, Majic Massey and The Terror Squad. ...


In November 2006, David Banner was awarded a Visionary Award by the National Black Caucus of the State Legislature in recognition of his work after Hurricane Katrina. This move was criticized by conservatives within the state, as well as some civil rights leaders, who Banner has accused of failing to adequately aid Mississippi.[4].


Banner has also worked on the new Adult Swim cartoon show That Crook'd 'Sipp, which premiered Sunday, May 13. His single "Play" was used as the background music in the pilot's first television promo. Banner is the credited executive producer of the show, and also acts as the voice of Virgil "Big Verge" Gibson, the show's main character & narrator.[1] Adult Swim, sometimes rendered [adult swim] based on its logo, is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... That Crookd Sipp is a show created by Jacob Escobedo, Nick Weidenfeld, and Mike Weiss, and is set to premiere May 13, 2007 [1] on the Adult Swim block of Cartoon Network programming. ...


It has been announced that Banner has auditioned for a role in the upcoming Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight but lost out the role to Michael Jai White [2]. For the novel based on the film, see Batman Begins (novelization). ... The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Michael Jai White (born November 10, 1967) is an American actor and professional martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. ...


Banner played the part of Tehronne in Black Snake Moan. Black Snake Moan is the title of a song by Blind Lemon Jefferson and a film by Craig Brewer. ...


Banner's Father, Zeno Crump Jr. Died June 17, 2007. Well Known in Jackson, MS as a former District Fire Chief for 25 years, service attendance included Banner himself, and an extended list of friends and family from Mississippi, Wisconsin, Arizona and Tennessee.


Education

Banner graduated from John W. Provine High School in Jackson, MS and is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While there, he served as president of the Student Government Association.[5] Provine High School is located in Jackson, Mississippi and is notable for being the alma mater of hip-hop star David Banner. ... Jackson is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ... Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ...


David Banner is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established for African Americans.[3] Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... The Greek alphabet is an alphabet that has been used to write the Greek language since about the 9th century BCE. It was the first alphabet in the narrow sense, that is, a writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel and consonant alike. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...


Discography

Studio albums

  • 1999: Grey Skies (Crooked Lettaz with Kamikaze)
  • 2000: Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1
  • 2003: Mississippi: The Album
  • 2003: MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water
  • 2005: Certified
  • 2007: Greatest Story Ever Told

Them Firewater Boyz Vol. ... Certified is the fourth album from rapper David Banner. ... Singles from Greatest Story Ever Told Released: July 10, 2007 Released: TBR Greatest Story Ever Told is the fifth studio album by David Banner which is set to be released on October 9, 2007. ...

Singles

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2003 "Like a Pimp" (featuring Lil Flip) 48 15 10 Mississippi: The Album
"Cadillac On 22's" 83
2004 "Crank It Up" (featuring Static) 87 MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water
2005 "Ain't Got Nothing" (featuring Magic & Lil Boosie) 84 83 91 Certified
"Play" 7 5 3
"Touching" (featuring Jazze Pha) 54
2007 "9mm/Speaker" (featuring Akon, Lil Wayne, & Snoop Dogg) 66 Greatest Story Ever Told
2007 "Get Like Me" (featuring Chris Brown, Yung Joc & Jim Jones)[6] TBR TBR TBR Greatest Story Ever Told

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Lil Flip Lil Flip (born Wesley Weston, Jr. ... Steve Static Garrett is an African-American producer and singer/song-writer from Louisville, Kentucky. ... Torrence Hatch (born November 14, 1983) is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who raps under the name Lil Boosie is a member of 44th tracklife Bloods. Hatch joined a growing record label called Trill Entertainment which was backed by Pimp C of UGK. Pimp C signed Myca Woods... Jazze Pha (pronounced Jazzie Fay) is the stage name of Phalon Anton Alexander (born 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA). ... 9mm is the first single from David Banners upcoming sixth album, The Greatest Story Ever Told. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Lil Wayne (also known as Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter on September 27, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a American, Grammy-nominated rapper and is known as the president of New Orleans, Louisiana-based label Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Get Like Me is the second official single from David Banners upcoming sixth album, Greatest Story Ever Told. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Yung Joc (born Jasiel A. Robinson on April 2, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper from College Park, Georgia. ... This article is about the cult leader. ...

Selected production credits

Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The St. ... Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979, in Washington, D.C.) is an American entrepreneur and Grammy Award winning rapper from the Acres Homes section of Houston, Texas. ... David Darnell Brown (born March 15, 1981), better known as Young Buck, is an American rapper who is a member of the popular rap group G-Unit. ... Remy Smith (born June 30, 1981 in The Bronx, New York), known professionally as Remy Martin and Remy Ma, is a Grammy-nominated rapper and former member of Fat Joes rap crew, Terror Squad. ... Howard Bailey Jr. ... Lil Flip Lil Flip (born Wesley Weston, Jr. ... Three 6 Mafia (formerly known as Triple Six Mafia) is an American hip hop group, consisting of two members. ... Lil Flip Lil Flip (born Wesley Weston, Jr. ... T-Rock (born Anthony Washington in 1980) is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Kane and Abel is a 1979 novel by British author, Jeffrey Archer. ... Tha Dogg Pound, also known as D.P.G. (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), is a rap group made up of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. ... Nappy Roots are an American hip hop sextet that originated in Kentucky in 1995, best known for their hit 2002 single Awnaw. Their music can be categorized as alternative Southern rap. ... Jovan Campbell (Born November 13, 1990 in St. ... James Anderson (or better known by his stage name Yung Wun) is an American rapper from Atlanta. ... The Chopper City Boyz is a rap group based out of New Orleans. ... BG or bg can refer to one of several things: abbreviation for background. Background image- send me the updated BG. BG Group, owners of the British Gas trademark The B.G. (The Baby Gangsta), an rapper formerly of the Cash Money label. ... Goldie Loc is a rapper from Long Beach, California who was once a member of Tha Eastsidaz with Snoop Dogg and Tray Deee. ... Ray J on the cover of Raydiation (2005) William Ray Norwood Jr. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... The Shop Boyz are an Atlanta-based rap-metal group. ... You Know What is the first single off Avants album Director. ... For other uses, see Avant (disambiguation). ... Cousin Skeeter Logo Cousin Skeeter was a comedy television show which ran on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2003. ... Stanley Benton (born July 24, 1979), better known as Stat Quo, is an Atlanta-based African-American rapper signed to Eminems Shady Records and Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment. ... Earl Stevens (born November 15, 1967 Vallejo, California) best known by his stage name E-40 is a Bay Area rapper. ... “Luda” redirects here. ...

References

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External links

  • David Banner Interview
  • All Music Guide's David Banner entry
  • David Banner Interview on JumpBoxTV
  • MTV's David Banner news archives
  • David Banner Video: The Greatest Story Ever Told Interview
  • [http://www.rapfiles.com/?q=node/27 David Banner DVD

  Results from FactBites:
 
David Banner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (760 words)
David Banner (born Levell Crump in Jackson, Mississippi) is an African American rapper, hip hop music record producer, record label executive, and philanthropist.
David Banner is well known for his many contributions to his local community of Jackson, Mississippi as well as Mississippi and the entire Gulf Coast region.
Banner graduated from John W. Provine High School in Jackson, MS and is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
TV ACRES: Television Character Bios - Bill Bixby as David Banner (The Incredible Hulk) (1058 words)
David figured out the Creature was a reversion to some kind of primal state brought on by anger or stress.
It was David’s inability to save her from underneath an overturned car that motivated him to research gamma radiation’s effect on adrenaline and superhuman strength.
David Banner is believed to be dead, and he must let the world think that he is dead until he can find a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him.
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