David Banner
David Banner For David Banner there is no alternative.  The ambitious rap trailblazer continues to represent his beloved Mississippi with a pride and ferocity that has made the rapper/producer one of hip-hop's most intriguing and in-demand talents.  Who would have guessed that a troubled yet energetic kid from Jackson, Mississippi would single-handedly carry a depressed state known as the epitome of Southern racism and poverty into a respected source of hip hop music?  Who would have bet that Banner would storm the Billboard album charts with his gold-certified 2003 major label debut Mississippi-The Album (SRC) and critically hailed follow-up MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water? Most recently David Banner has witnessed his stock rise as a much sought after track master, crafting high profile gems for the multi-platinum likes of T.I. ("Rubber Band Man"), and Nelly ("E.I.- The Tipdrill Remix").