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Mississippi: The Album
     

Mississippi: The Album

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by David Banner
 

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As the lone Mississippi rapper with a major-label deal, David Banner (formerly of Crooked Lettaz) has a lot to prove, even after his 2000 solo debut became a critical success. Mississippi: The Album is a very schizophrenic record, alternating a parade of one-note thug tracks ("F*** 'Em," "What It Do") with more reflective

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As the lone Mississippi rapper with a major-label deal, David Banner (formerly of Crooked Lettaz) has a lot to prove, even after his 2000 solo debut became a critical success. Mississippi: The Album is a very schizophrenic record, alternating a parade of one-note thug tracks ("F*** 'Em," "What It Do") with more reflective material concerned with the realities of down South living ("Mississippi," "Cadillac on 22's"). No matter the situation, Banner's an excellent rapper, capable of moving from hoarse, harsh, in-your-face rants to fluid speed raps with no trouble (or change in quality). The productions are top-drawer as well, most by the man himself, along with high-profile contributions from Lil' Jon and KLC. Listeners may find it difficult to resolve the conflicts inherent in a character rapper who moves from rampant misogyny and ultra-violent behavior to more conflicted themes, but those willing to spend some time with Mississippi: The Album will find it giving them much more than the average hardcore gangsta.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Kelefa Sanneh
A great hip-hop album.
Entertainment Weekly - Evan Serpick
Mississippi just might help the South rise again. (B+)

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0044003834323
catalogNumber:
000031202

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Banner   Primary Artist,Strings
Chris Rosser   Trombone
Bone Crusher   Background Vocals
Bob McDowell   Keyboards
Lil Jon   Drums
Jerry Freeman   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Billy Hume   Bass,Guitar
L-Roc   Percussion,Strings
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes   Guitar
Horns Unlimited   Horn
Jerry E. Julien   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Mac   Guitar
F. MacAfee   Keyboards
Richard L. Owens   Trombone
Eldorado Red   Saxophone
Zafar S. Saood   Guitar
Strings R Us   Strings
Jason Freeman   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
B-Flat   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Avery Johnson   Engineer
Chris Rosser   Engineer
Craig B.   Engineer
KLC   Producer,Engineer
Lil Jon   Producer
Mixzo   Producer,Engineer
Bread & Water   Producer
Conrad Rosser   Engineer
Billy Hume   Engineer
David Banner   Producer
M.J.   Engineer
Clint Wilkerson   Engineer

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Mississippi: The Album 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great!Great!Great! David Banner deserves everything for this album he brought the poor dirty streets of mississippi up in just one album.He was ment to do this. I am behind him 1000%