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David Banner

Rapper Producer David Banner makes his big screen debut as Tehronne in Craig Brewer's BLACK SNAKE MOAN.

The multi-faceted Mississippi hip-hop artist known for his 2003 gold certified debut Mississippi-The Album and his critically acclaimed MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water, appeared in the television film KORN MAKES A VIDEO.

As a composer he scored the song X'ed for the film SEE NO EVIL and Like A Pimp for John Singleton's 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS. BLACK SNAKE MOAN is Banner's second collaboration with Singleton.

Banner is also known for producing T.I.'s platinum Rubber Band Man and Nelly's E.I.-The Tipdrill Remix. He recently produced tracks for Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Lil' Flip and Juelz Santana.

On his third release Certified, a mix of street anthems and politically charged rebel music, Banner collaborated with numerous standout rap artists including Twista, Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez and top rap producers Mr. Colli Park (DJ Smurf), Lil' Jon and Jazze Pha.

Banner began his music career as a member of the Mississippi rhyme duo Crooked Lettaz releasing the critically acclaimed Grey Skies in 1999. A year later he launched his solo album Them Firewater Boys Vol. 1. XXL Magazine and Murder Dog would cite it as one of the best albums of the year and Banner as one of the hottest underground artists in the country. Banner and his b.i.G.f.a.c.e. Entertainment imprint were signed to top music industry executive Steve Rifkind's SRC label.

Banner has appeared as a correspondent for MTV News, documenting the extreme poverty conditions of Mississippi's ghettos. His philanthropic endeavors include a college scholarship program, which he personally funds. In 2004, he awarded five fans each $10,000.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

David Banner Facts

OccupationMusician, Composer

Selected Filmography

The Grand Opening / Best Dressed Engine
The Confidant
Where's the Love
Banner 4th of July
Babylon AD
Dark Wings, Dark Words
Operation Eichmann
Carter High
The Lottery
The Harder They Fall
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