I have had the immense pleasure of interviewing David Banner four times in my career so far…. each time, we were on the phone for so long that there was NO WAY for me to share everything that he had said. But each time I’ve learned something… even how “Play” was about ‘empowering women.’
The day the Earthquake hit my hometown, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I was scheduled to interview him again… When I hit him up the next day, I was still in a state of emotional upheaval, but I knew that once I got situated and figured out how I’d be helping my people, he would be one of the BEST assets to my team… Not only because he is one of the greatest minds of this generation, but also because he has been there as a survivor of Hurricane Katrina.
He recently spoke to noted Hip-Hop Journalist and Historian Davey D about his experiences in the aftermath of Katrina, and what we can learn from it to do better by the people of Haiti. And as I said in the title, I suggest you listen.
Now, of course, Mr. David Banner makes it a point not to mix music and politics, he remains a VERY talented actor, emcee and producer. As you SHOULD already know, he is working with Grammy Award Winner 9th Wonder on Death of a Pop Star, a project that will change more than a few things in Hip-Hop… more on that later.
But in the meantime, check out the first single from the project: “Slow Down” featuring Heather Victoria.