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Upon the release of his major label debut, David Banner told an interviewer: “My vision is more about Mississippi than me. I want Mississippi to be able to be on MTV.” Even in the hip-hop world, The Magnolia State has been overlooked and misunderstood, but Mississippi: The Album gives outsiders a portrait of a region that has a totally distinct flavor from better-known locales like Atlanta, Houston, and New Orleans. “What I Do” and “Might Getcha” are ferocious statements of intent directed at anyone who thinks Mississipians have, or should have, an inferiority complex. “Like A Pimp” and “F**k ‘Em” are impossibly hard street anthems custom-built to roll over asphalt like artillery tanks. But it was with introspective songs like “Mississippi,” “Cadillac on 22’s,” “So Trill,” and “Bush” that Banner really made his mark. Mixing guitars and stuttering drum patterns Banner weaves an impassioned portrait of his friends and family, championing the experiences of an ever-invisible African-American populous. In his sincerity and in his rage, Banner delivers his own version of his forefathers’ blues.

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The best songs are like a pimp what it do.

Best song like a pimp

i recommend not buying the whole album because honestly it isn't that great. i just purchased like a pimp and it was great for a while but like all songs it got old after a couple of days.


Born: April 11, 1973 in Jackson, MS

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

One half of the rap duo Crooked Lettaz, David Banner helped put Mississippi on the map in 1999. In 2000, he released his first solo album in Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1. Originally on Penalty Records, he realized quickly that a New York-based record label just didn't know how to handle the south. With the help of his crew, he managed to sell over 10,000 copies of his first album in his hometown alone. He broke out nationally in 2003 with a pair of albums, Mississippi: The Album and MTA2: Baptized...
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