Strike the iron while it’s still hot. David Banner understands this, and he’s very quick too. Here, a track from his new album in which he samples “Lollipop” by Lil’ Wayne, a song which is currently, at this very moment topping charts the world over. Elsewhere on the album, Big Face samples Yung Joc, Young Dro, The Boondocks, and others. [audio:http://nyc.duttyartz.com/mp3s/DavidBanner-ShawtySay.mp3]
David Banner – Shawty Say

But here’s why I love David Banner also, because of songs like “Faith.” This song is meaningful and real. It is a spiritual, you know… the source from which gospel, blues, jazz, and hiphop came. Here, David Banner, an emcee from the American South expresses his deep, enduring faith during some extreme days, or troubling times. And although the Negro Spiritual is steeped in Christian doctrine, (“de-Africanizing” African people) the core of it, or rather the foundation and structure is on African rhythm.
David Banner – Faith

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  1. Man, I know I’ve said it before but I just love David Banner. He just brings this sincerity and heart to his music that so many people don’t. And he’s not afraid to express all the contradictions of being a person, conscious, ignorant, violent, spiritual all on the same record or even in the same song. I feel like this is something hiphop artists and fans need to recognize someday, that being human means expressing different things in different moments, aspiring, despairing, stepping forward, falling back, everything. How can we who are human and deeply flawed and complicated ourselves deny our artists that right?

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