The mere name Mississippi conjures up hideous images of racism, poverty, violence, and backwardness. It is the poorest state in the union and ranks at the bottom of education, unemployment and healthcare. However, despite these discouraging facts, but inevitably because of them, some of the greatest blues musicians such as BB King, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson have exceeded expectations there. Now, some decades later, DAVID BANNER is ready to be added to the list of great musicians spearheading the contemporary blues movement of hip hop.
On his sophomore release, MISSISSIPPI - THE ALBUM, DAVID BANNER examines the socio-economic conditions that exist in his home state. For instance the title track "Mississippi" explores everything from injustices in the State to injustices that exist within the country. The very laid back "Cadillac on 22's" explores the culture of Mississippi's spiritual side in a letter to God. God I know that we pimp, God I know that we wrong, God ... Read full biography