David Banner

David Banner

Biography

Lavell William Crump (born April 11, 1974), better known by his stage name David Banner, is an American rapper, record producer, and occasional actor.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Banner graduated from Southern University and pursued a masters of education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He started his music career as a member of the rap duo, Crooked Lettaz, before going solo in 2000 with the release titled Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1.

In 2003, Banner signed to Universal Records releasing four albums: Mississippi: The Album (2003), MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (2003), Certified (2005), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (2008).

Discography

David Banner - Them Firewater Boyz

David Banner - Them Firewater Boyz

Big Face Entertainment 2000
David Banner - Mississippi: The Album

David Banner - Mississippi: The Album

Universal Records 2003
David Banner - MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water

David Banner - MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water

Universal Records 2003
David Banner - Certified

David Banner - Certified

Universal Records 2005
David Banner - The Greatest Story Ever Told

David Banner - The Greatest Story Ever Told

Universal Records 2008
David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death Of A Pop Star

David Banner & 9th Wonder - Death Of A Pop Star

Big Face Entertainment, E1 Music 2010
David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games

David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games

Not On Label 2012

Guest Appearances

Lil' Flip - Undaground Legend
  • Get Crunk

Lil' Flip - Undaground Legend

Sucka Free Records, Loud Records, Columbia 2002
Bear - Trife Life
  • Catch A Case

Bear - Trife Life

Infallible Records 2002
Nelly - Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)
  • Air Force Ones

Nelly - Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)

Universal Records 2003
Bone Crusher - AttenCHUN!
  • Puttin' In Work

Bone Crusher - AttenCHUN!

So So Def 2003
E-40 - Breakin' News
  • Anybody Can Get It

E-40 - Breakin' News

Jive 2003
Young Buck - Straight Outta Ca$hville
  • Welcome To The South

Young Buck - Straight Outta Ca$hville

G Unit, Interscope Records 2004
Lil' Flip - U Gotta Feel Me
  • Represent

Lil' Flip - U Gotta Feel Me

Columbia, Sony Urban Music, Clover G Records, Sucka Free Records 2004
Yung Wun - The Dirtiest Thirstiest
  • Walk It, Talk It

Yung Wun - The Dirtiest Thirstiest

J Records, D'Society Recordings, Full Surface Records 2004
Mannie Fresh - The Mind Of Mannie Fresh
  • How We Ride

Mannie Fresh - The Mind Of Mannie Fresh

Cash Money Records 2004
Chingy - Powerballin'
  • All The Way To St. Lou

Chingy - Powerballin'

Parlophone, Slot-A-Lot, Trak Starz 2004
Gangsta Pat - Da Dro
  • 24's Scrub

Gangsta Pat - Da Dro

Redrum Records 2004
Yung Redd & Lil Ron - Tha Paper Route
  • Real Niggas

Yung Redd & Lil Ron - Tha Paper Route

Sucka Free Records 2005
Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active
  • Faknass Hoes

Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active

Koch Records 2006
Messy Marv - What You Know Bout Me
  • Land Of Trill

Messy Marv - What You Know Bout Me?

Sumo Records 2006
Too $hort - Blow The Whistle
  • Baller

Too $hort - Blow The Whistle

Jive 2006
Tyrese - Alter Ego
  • U Scared

Tyrese - Alter Ego

J Records 2006
Bun B & DJ Drama - Gangsta Grillz Legends Series
  • Jesus Walks

Bun B & DJ Drama - Gangsta Grillz Legends Series

Big Kanaka, SoSouth 2006
The Connect - Rocks-2-Blocks Vol. 1
  • David Banner Speaks

The Connect - Rocks-2-Blocks Vol. 1

Money Muzik Entertainment 2006
Rich Boy - Rich Boy
  • Role Models

Rich Boy - Rich Boy

Zone 4 Inc., Interscope Records 2007
Young Bleed - Once Upon A Time In Amedica
  • Musik N' Money

Young Bleed - Once Upon A Time In Amedica

Da'Tention Home Ent., West Coast Mafia Records 2007
Rainman - Bigga Than Life
  • Im A Hustler

Rainman - Bigga Than Life

Chime Entertainment 2007
Ali & Gipp - Kinfolk
  • Get On Da Floor

Ali & Gipp - Kinfolk

Universal Motown 2007
Mddl Fngz - Smokin Wit Tha Enemy
  • Get That Hoe

Mddl Fngz - Smokin Wit Tha Enemy

Perfecto, Doc Music Group LLC. 2008
RZA as Bobby Digital - Digi Snacks
  • Straight Up The Block

RZA as Bobby Digital - Digi Snacks

Koch Records 2008
Bun B - II Trill
  • You're Everything

Bun B - II Trill

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, Rap-A-Lot Records 2008
Fresh - Tell Me Something Fresh
  • We Ride Dem Caddies

Fresh - Tell Me Something Fresh

Cyberwerks 2008
Quincy Jones - Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
  • Give Me The Night

Quincy Jones - Q: Soul Bossa Nostra

Qwest Records, Interscope Records 2010
Big Remo - Entrapment
  • Wonderbread

Big Remo - Entrapment

It's A Wonderful World Music Group 2010
Dwele - W.ants W.orld W.omen
  • Dodgin' Your Phone

Dwele - W.ants W.orld W.omen

eOne, RTMG 2010
Ras Kass & DJ Rhettmatic - A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Spittin)
  • On Top

Ras Kass & DJ Rhettmatic - A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Spittin)

Not On Label 2010
The HoodStarz - Controversy
  • Laughin'

The HoodStarz - Controversy

Lawless Records 2010
T & Ace - Trendsettaz
  • If You Got It

T & Ace - Trendsettaz

Wise1entertainment L.L.C. 2010
Freestyle Bully - I Tried To Tell Em
  • Alwedy Remix

Freestyle Bully - I Tried To Tell Em

Briargate Records 2010
Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah - Stereo Type
  • Through The Motions

Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah - Stereo Type

Stones Throw Records 2012
Xzibit - Napalm
  • Enjoy The Night

Xzibit - Napalm

Open Bar Entertainment 2012
Gensu Dean - Lo-Fi Fingahz
  • Alice In Wonderland

Gensu Dean - Lo-Fi Fingahz

Mello Music Group, Can I Borrow This Record Productions 2012
Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva
  • Sookie Now

Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva

Green Streets Entertainment 2012
Hezeleo - Kang Amongst Kangs, Vol. 2 (Smoke Cleared)
  • Down The Ave

Hezeleo - Kang Amongst Kangs, Vol. 2 (Smoke Cleared)

UGK Records 2012
Gensu Dean & Planet Asia - Abrasions
  • Thyself

Gensu Dean & Planet Asia - Abrasions

Mello Music Group 2013
DJ EFN - Another Time
  • Warrior

DJ EFN - Another Time

Redefinition Records 2015
Pimp C - Long Live The Pimp
  • True To The Game

Pimp C - Long Live The Pimp

Mass Appeal Records 2015

Compilations

Fiend Presents Can I Burn?: The Rockumentary
  • If I Had A Choice

Various - Fiend Presents Can I Burn?: The Rockumentary

Fiend Entertainment 2000
Fiend Presents Can I Burn? 2
  • My Shorty

Various - Fiend Presents Can I Burn? 2

Fiend Entertainment 2003
Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 3: Outta Town Luv
  • What's The Deal

Various - Al Kapone Presents Memphis Drama Vol. 3: Outta Town Luv

Family Biz Entertainment, Alkatraz Productions 2003
Murder Dog Celebrating 10 Years - Best Of The Best
  • Mississippi River

Various - Murder Dog - Celebrating 10 Years - Best Of The Best

Murder Dog Magazine 2004
Beelow Presents Thugz Gone Wild
  • Call The Police

Various - Beelow Presents Thugz Gone Wild

Bungalo Records 2004
DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game
  • Drama

DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game

Columbia 2004
Crunk Magazine Vol. 1: The Memphis Issue
  • 24's

Various - Crunk Magazine Vol. 1: The Memphis Issue

Junkadelic Music 2005
Dirty South All-Stars
  • Roll Wit'Em

Various - Dirty South All-Stars

South Mouth Music 2005
Various - Dirty South Ballin' 2
  • Take It To The Yard

Various - Dirty South Ballin' 2

Independent Music Network 2005
Various - West Coast Ballin' Vol. 2
  • Down Here

Various - West Coast Ballin' Vol. 2

JLM Entertainment 2005
Rapture Entertainment - S.O.L.: This Is Texas Boy!!
  • Cold Cold World

Rapture Entertainment - S.O.L.: This Is Texas Boy!!

Rapture Entertainment, SoSouth 2005
FunkMaster Flex - Carshow Tour
  • Two In Ya Body

FunkMaster Flex - Carshow Tour

Koch Records 2006
Bueno - Back To The Future
  • Get Like Me

Bueno - Back To The Future

SMC 2008
OG Ron C - I'm So Hood
  • Speaker

OG Ron C - I'm So Hood

Platinum Sounds, Wreckin Yard (BCD Music Group) 2008
Various - Who U Testin, Vol. 1
  • Who You Testin

Various - Who U Testin, Vol. 1

Cyberwerks 2009
Devin The Dude Presents Highway: Official Soundtrack
  • Ain't Nobody Trippin'

Various - Devin The Dude Presents Highway: Official Soundtrack

High Times Records 2012

Production

Crooked Lettaz - Grey Skies
  • South's On My Mind

Crooked Lettaz - Grey Skies

Penalty Recordings 1999
Kane & Abel - Most Wanted
  • Somebody Gotta Pay

Kane & Abel - Most Wanted

Most Wanted Empire 2000
Fiend Presents Can I Burn?: The Rockumentary
  • If I Had A Choice

Various - Fiend Presents Can I Burn?: The Rockumentary

Fiend Entertainment 2000
David Banner - Them Firewater Boyz
  • All Tracks

David Banner - Them Firewater Boyz

Big Face Entertainment 2000
Ruff Ryders - Ryde Or Die Vol. III: In The ''R'' We Trust
  • Rock Bottom

Ruff Ryders - Ryde Or Die Vol. III: In The ''R'' We Trust

Interscope Records 2001
Trick Daddy - Thug Holiday
  • Thug Holiday

Trick Daddy - Thug Holiday

Slip-N-Slide Records, Atlantic 2002
Lil' Flip - Undaground Legend
  • What Ya'll Wanna Do

Lil' Flip - Undaground Legend

Sucka Free Records, Loud Records, Columbia 2002
Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live
  • Just Tryin' Ta Live

Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live

Rap-A-Lot Records 2002
David Banner - Mississippi: The Album
  • Like A Pimp

David Banner - Mississippi: The Album

Universal Records 2003
Nelly - Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)
  • Air Force Ones

Nelly - Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)

Universal Records 2003
T.I. - Trap Muzik
  • Rubber Band Man

T.I. - Trap Muzik

Atlantic 2003
D.S.G.B. - 'Til Death Do Us Part
  • Bust Ya Head

D.S.G.B. - 'Til Death Do Us Part

Universal Records 2003
David Banner - MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water
  • Like A Pimp (Remix)

David Banner - MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water

Universal Records 2003
Fiend Presents Can I Burn? 2
  • My Shorty

Various - Fiend Presents Can I Burn? 2

Fiend Entertainment 2003
Lil' Flip - U Gotta Feel Me
  • Ain't No Nigga

Lil' Flip - U Gotta Feel Me

Columbia, Sucka Free Records, Sony Urban Music 2004
Mannie Fresh - The Mind Of Mannie Fresh
  • Go With Me

Mannie Fresh - The Mind Of Mannie Fresh

Cash Money Records 2004
Yung Wun - The Dirtiest Thirstiest
  • Walk It, Talk It

Yung Wun - The Dirtiest Thirstiest

J Records, D'Society Recordings, Full Surface Records 2004
Chingy - Powerballin'
  • All The Way To St. Lou

Chingy - Powerballin'

Parlophone, Slot-A-Lot, Trak Starz 2004
T.I. - Urban Legend
  • Countdown

T.I. - Urban Legend

Atlantic 2004
Murder Dog Celebrating 10 Years - Best Of The Best
  • Mississippi River

Various - Murder Dog Celebrating 10 Years: Best Of The Best

Blood Rush Music 2004
Capone -N- Noreaga - The Best Of Capone -N- Noreaga - Thugged Da Fuck Out
  • Firewater

Capone -N- Noreaga - The Best Of Capone -N- Noreaga: Thugged Da Fuck Out

Tommy Boy 2004
Remy Ma - There's Something About Remy: Based On A True Story
  • I'm

Remy Ma - There's Something About Remy: Based On A True Story

Universal Records 2005
David Banner - Certified
  • 2 Fingers

David Banner - Certified

Universal Records 2005
FunkMaster Flex - Carshow Tour
  • Two In Ya Body

FunkMaster Flex - Carshow Tour

Koch Records 2006
Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active
  • Faknass Hoes

Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active

Koch Records 2006
Jibbs - Jibbs Feat. Jibbs
  • Yeah Boii

Jibbs - Jibbs Feat. Jibbs

Geffen Records 2006
Messy Marv - What You Know Bout Me
  • Land Of Trill

Messy Marv - What You Know Bout Me?

Sumo Records 2006
Shop Boyz - Rockstar Mentality
  • They Like Me

Shop Boyz - Rockstar Mentality

Universal Republic 2007
B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - We Got This
  • Make 'Em Mad

B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - We Got This

Koch Records, Chopper City Records 2007
Rainman - Bigga Than Life
  • Im A Hustler

Rainman - Bigga Than Life

Chime Entertainment 2007
Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze
  • Can You Get Away?

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze

Koch Records 2007
David Banner - The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Cadillac On 22's Part 2

David Banner - The Greatest Story Ever Told

Universal Records 2008
RZA as Bobby Digital - Digi Snacks
  • Straight Up The Block

RZA as Bobby Digital - Digi Snacks

Koch Records 2008
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
  • La La

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Universal Motown, Cash Money Records 2008
D-Tay & Loc-O - Rated G
  • Where They Doin That At

D-Tay & Loc-O - Rated G

Mafioso 2008
Young Money - We Are Young Money
  • Streets Is Watchin'

Young Money - We Are Young Money

Cash Money Records, Universal 2009
8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down
  • I Don't Give A F***

8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down

E1 Music, Grand Hustle 2010
Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones
  • Believe In Me

Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment 2010
Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary
  • It's D Only Thang

Snoop Dogg - Doggumentary

Priority Records, Doggy Style Records 2011
Xzibit - Napalm
  • Enjoy The Night

Xzibit - Napalm

Open Bar Entertainment 2012
Estelle - All Of Me
  • International (Serious)

Estelle - All Of Me

Homeschool Records, Atlantic 2012
David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games
  • Yao Ming (Remix)

David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games

Not On Label 2012