They assume our white brothers and sisters were right in preaching under white, European depictions of Jesus, on Sunday mornings defending segregation. He received his degree in African American Studies from the University of Mississippi. Like what the fuck yo? Banner calls out current popular artists Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake for profiting from African-American culture in the music industry. I go to YouTube, I go to Twitter, I go to Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram. We were ancient people, before most races of people ever graced this earth, but you never hear that once in school. David Banner makes a glorious return with The God Box. His message contained Black Nationalistic ideology, which states black people control the political and economic pulse of their communities, rather than those outside the community and cultural context.
He hopes to meet all the light-skinned people in the world and let them know that he has their back. As a matter fact, fuck that. He wrote that for David Banner. I left thinking that the problems in the Black community must be resolved among Black people regardless of religion. You start to notice the experimentation with different sounds on this one.
I just used to think my southern drawl was so deep, and that because I cursed so much. . Instead it means that when we do take action, we do so out of love. I paid all the attorney fees, which a lot of people pay for their entire album to make sure nobody could steal this from me or say it was a sample. The first day that all that shit happened was a beacon of light to show what had always been happening. Witnessing this gave me confidence and pride in my state despite its brokenness.
That was literally the first review of my album. I was figuring out what depression was. Devon Lewow — In my opinion, this feels like a filler track, but Banner still kills it with his energy. He made it known despite his zeal for promoting Mississippi, he has been treated like an outcast in his very own hometown. This means a lot to me. There is not a weak line on this album.
Ask Talib Kweli; he was there. The same thing happened with Michael Vick. I was born that way. Our identity, legacy, and inspiration is tied to this because Jesus is the only one who can relate to the shame, oppression, and pain that many blacks have felt over the history of our country. What are you going to do, threaten to kill me? I ,for one, am immensely grateful to have such a strong and refreshing voice back in circuit of this music. This is definitely a stand out track for me as it steps away from the aggressive tracks on the album and shows his romantic side.
Through his lecture, Banner assumes the role of cultural prophet, where he looks to speak his version of truth into the lives of black men and women across the country. I need to give more honor to that. This is a spiritual war. Killer Mike had to go international, but he has always been rapping. Promoting more socially conscious music seems to be the new trend in Hip-Hop due to the current political climate. Bill Duke, the producer, and actor, met my mentor David Moody and as I changed and became a better person.
The police were instigating shit. You could fill every room with vinyl. Now, David Banner is interested in something bigger in every sense of the word. The title stood out to me creatively referring to people raising flames in solidarity and mourning. Accompanied by a stunning 808-driven production and hints of funk, aggressive, titillating rock, and other modes of music which effortlessly elevate Banner and his reputation , the 15-track album is a delightful resurrection of the Southern rap legend and a reminder that in order to survive and stay relevant in this music, you must reinvent yourself again and again.
Black people lived over 100,000 years. We went line for fucking line. Malcolm changed my whole life. It was very enlightening and encouraging to see African-American women and men selling their homemade products that were useful to African Americans. Whether we were aware or not, we were there looking for Jesus. He taught on the importance of self-discovery and the transformation of the way we think and interact. David Banner, as an emcee 17 years into his career, does exactly what most artists of his era have failed to do: he found a second life.
Banner uses his intelligent mind to patch up some really mesmerizing lines. I grew up on so many different types of music. What if somebody else needed me? A person just got 19 fucking years for shooting a police dog. Namely, it was a life enriching experience for all those who partook in the positive community building illumination! The highest started blessing me with better people. He lamented with the audience over the injustices committed against the black community.
Out of any rapper that fucking walks this earth. My only criticism would be that at times the message feels heavy-handed, as most tracks are chock-full of history lessons from lynching to Tuskegee. At one time I had a whole house full of records. Gone are the days where Banner sprinkled hints of conscious lyrics and images throughout club bangers e. Banner did not provide them with what they came there searching for that night. I had to get to know myself again. Without knowing it, they give the power back to those who have abused the bible, by acknowledging them as the keepers of American Christianity.