David Banner Biography, Name,Age, Height,Play, Networth, Films, Movies,Awards

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator

David Banner Biography

David Banner born Lavell William Crump, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, activist,entrepreneur and philanthropist hailing from Mississippi.He has produced music for himself as well as artists such as T.I, Trick Daddy, Lil  Wayne among other artists. He signed to Universal Records in 2013 and consecutively released four albums: Mississippi: The Album (2003), MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (2003), Certified (2005), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (2008).

David Banner

David Banner’s name

William Crump’s stage name “David Banner” is taken from the television series The Incredible Hulk’s lead character .

David Banner Age| Birthday |How Old Is David Banner?

Banner was born on April 11, 1974 in Brookhaven; Mississippi, and is 45 years old in 2019.

David Banner Height

The rapper stands at 6 ft 2 inches (1.88 m) Tall.

David Banner Family| Parents

Banner was born to  Zeno Crump, Jr (May 22, 1951 – June 17, 2007), who was Jackson district’s fire chief. His mother is Carolyn Crump.

David Banner Young

The rapper graduated from Provine High School in Jackson in 1992 and then attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Upon graduating from Southern University, he pursued a masters of education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Banner later left the program to pursue his music career full-time. Banner ventured into the  music career as a member of the rap duo, Crooked Lettaz. In 2000 , he went solo, releasing his album titled Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1. in the same year.

David Banner Song Play

The hit song Play is the rapper’s second single released his fourth studio album Certified released in 2005 . It was produced by Mr. Collipark.

Play  peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining his sole top 10 hit and his best-performing single. “Play” remains his most successful and best-selling single to date, receiving the RIAA certification for Gold-level sales.

David Banner Crooked Lettaz

In 1999, the rapper  and fellow rapper Kamikaze formed  Crooked Lettaz. The duo released Grey Skies; sending their demo tapes to various radio stations among them being  WJMI; a radio station based in Jackson, Mississippi.

David Banner Solo Career

In 2000, Banner decided to part ways with his counterpart and went ahead to release his solo debut album titled Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1. The album was released on the independent label, Big Face Records.Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1.sold around 7,000 copies.

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David Banner |Mississippi: The Album, MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water

The rapper decided to sign with Universal Records subsidiary, SRC Records after looking at all the options on his table with his manager, Scott Johnson.  He went on to release his first major label album, ‘Mississippi: The Album’ in 2003. The album included his hit single, “Like a Pimp”, featuring rapper  Lil Flip. Banner’s hit song “Like a Pimp” peaked at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #10 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and #15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Upon the success of his album;. he released a follow-up album the same year titled MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water.The album spawned the hit, “Crank It Up”, featuring Static Major.

David Banner Certified

The rapper released his third major label album titled Certified in 2005. Certified’s first single was “Ain’t Got Nothing”featured rappers Magic & Lil Boosie. fThe second single off Certified titled “Play”,  reached #7 on the Hot 100 chart,#3 on the Rap chart and #5 on the R&B chart. Certified’s third single, “Touching”, featured rapper Jazze Pha. the single reached #54 on the R&B chart.

David Banner Net Worth

Banner is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million dollars in 2019; with his income streaming from music sales, record producing as well as his acting career.

David Banner The Greatest Story Ever Told 

The rapper released his fourth major label album titled ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ On July 15, 2008 and was received to mass critical acclaim. The album’s first single titled “9mm” featured singer and rappers Akon, Lil Wayne, and Snoop Dogg. Banner then produced the next two singles off his album: “Get Like Me” featuring Chris Brown and Yung Joc, “Get Like Me” reached #16 on the Hot 100, #7 on the R&B chart, and #2 on the Rap chart. and “Shawty Say”, featuring rapper Lil Wayne.

David Banner Sex, Drugs and Video Games Mixtape

on May 22, 2012; Banner released his debut mixtape titled ‘Sex, Drugs and Video Games’  as a free download on public domains. The mixtape is  also available on his website,  where he encourages fans to make a donation of at least $1 for the sixteen song mixtape. The first single off the Sex, Drugs and Video Games mixtape is titled  featuring Chris Brown and is titled Amazing.

David Banner Relationship| Wife | Is David Banner Married?

Banner was in a relationship previously with Tichina Arnold back in 2008. The rapper is currently single, revealing about his ideal woman in an interview. When asked about the main reason as to why he is not yet married, David banner was quick to add that:

No, I’m not married. I just want to be the man that most Black women want to marry. I want to be a Black man that stands strong. I’m not perfect, but I want to be the man women want to marry and that kids want to be their father. I want to be that man. When I die I want people to say that that’s a strong African man, I am proud that he’s a part of my culture.”

David Banner The God Box

Follow the link to purchase David Banner’s apparel comprising of Hooded Sweat Shirt, wrist bands, t-shirts and stickers.

David Banner Certified Album

On September 20, 2005, the rapper released his 4th studio album titled Certified . Most of the album’s production was handled by himself. Certified featured guest appearances from Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Twista and Jagged Edge, among other rappers. The album spawned the hit single “Play”, which reached #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

David Banner Activism

The rapper appeared on the 2006 song “Seein’ Thangs”on DJ Shadow’s album “The Outsider” . The song was about Hurricane Katrina  and in November 2006, Banner was awarded a Visionary Award by the National Black Caucus of the State Legislature in recognition of his work after Hurricane Katrina.

David Banner Albums

  • Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1 (2000)
  • Mississippi: The Album (2003)
  • MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (2003)
  • Certified (2005)
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told (2008)
  • The God Box (2017)
Collaborative albums
  • Death of a Pop Star (with 9th Wonder) (2010)

David Banner Awards & Accomplishments

  • BET Hip Hop Awards
    • 2008, Best Hip-Hop Video (“Get Like Me”) with Chris Brown & Yung Joc [Nominated]
    • 2008, Best Hip-Hop Collabo (“Get Like Me”) with Chris Brown & Yung Joc [Nominated]
    • 2008, Best Producer [Nominated]
  • Ozone Awards
    • 2008, Best Rap/R&B Collaboration (“Get Like Me”), featuring Chris Brown & Yung Joc [Nominated]

David Banner Film|Movies

 That Crook’d Sipp| Adult Swim

The rapper has had his music featured on the Adult Swim cartoon show That Crook’d ‘Sipp, which premiered Sunday, May 13, 2007. Banner’s hit  single “Play” was used as the background music in the pilot’s first television promo.






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