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Lil Wayne Ordered To Pay $164,000 To Producer

Banner sued the hip hop star's Young Money Records label in July last year (15), claiming Wayne owed him money for work on three tracks, La La and P**sy Monster for Wayne's 2008...

Rapper David Banner Arrested For Security Guard Altercation

The Play star allegedly got involved in a heated argument with the bouncer outside Ozio Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, D.C. when his one of friends were denied entry in the early hours...

David Banner Donates First Of Six Music Studios To Boys & Girls Club

The Play star pledged the generous gift to bosses at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi via his charity foundation, Heal the Hood, Inc, as part of its annual community project...

Lil Wayne Sued By Producer Over Royalties

Banner claims he signed a contract with the Lollipop hitmaker's label Young Money Records to produce the tracks La La and P**sy Monster for Wayne's 2008 album Tha Carter III, as well as...

David Banner To Launch Educational Youth Programme

David Banner is joining forces with fellow rappers Jasiri Xtra and Paradise Gray to launch a charitable youth programme in Pittsburgh on Friday (25Jan13).Banner will participate in a question-and-answer session with young fans at the...

David Banner Lands Role In The Butler

Rapper David Banner has joined the star-studded cast of director Lee Daniels' new drama The Butler.The hip-hop star has previously landed small roles in films like Black Snake Moan and Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming,...

David Banner To Guest Lecture At Harvard University

Rapper David Banner has been invited to lecture at America's prestigious Harvard University next week (begs23Apr12) - as part of a series of events staged to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots.The...

David Banner Asking For Donations To Release New Album

Rapper David Banner has appealed to fans for financial help as he puts the finishing touches to his new, insisting recruiting highly-sought after collaborators Chris Brown and Lil Wayne "ain't cheap".The hip-hop star/producer is having...

Banner Inducted Into Hometown Hall Of Fame

Rapper/producer DAVID BANNER has been inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.He was honoured in his hometown of Jackson on Tuesday (18Jan11), when he was inducted as part of the class of 2011 alongside...

Banner Disputes Jones Lawsuit Reports

Rapper DAVID BANNER has shot down reports he is suing producer QUINCY JONES III for using his music without permission in a documentary about LIL WAYNE.Banner, real name Lavell Crump, reportedly teamed up with music...

Jones Hit With Lawsuit Over Lil Wayne Documentary

DAVID BANNER is suing producer QUINCY JONES III for allegedly failing to seek permission to use the rapper's music in the 2009 LIL WAYNE documentary THE CARTER.Banner, real name Lavell Crump, has teamed up with...

Banner Postpones Rally Over Safety Concerns

Hip-hop star DAVID BANNER has postponed a community rally he organised in Chicago, Illinois over safety fears.The rapper's Heal The Hood Foundation planned to hold the Something's Wrong Community Rally on Tuesday (20Oct09) to raise...

Banner Gets Animated For New Cartoon Project

Rapper DAVID BANNER has created an adult animation series for the Cartoon Network based on his beloved Mississippi. The Crook'd Sipp, which features Banner as restaurant owner Virgil, follows the fortunes of a white family...

Banner Scores A Home Run With Bonds

Rapper DAVID BANNER has landed a special guest on his new video GET LIKE ME - embattled baseball home-run king BARRY BONDS. Banner admits he was stunned when Bonds made good on his promise to...

Banner Attacks Racist Rap Critics

Rap activist DAVID BANNER has blasted hip-hop's leading critics for hammering hard-hitting lyrics while turning a blind eye to classic song messages from THE POLICE and JOHNNY CASH. The Mississippi rapper testified before the House...

Banner Fights To Keep Hip-hop Harsh

Rapper DAVID BANNER defended his controversial lyrics on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (25Sep07), as fellow hip-hop star MASTER P apologised for using the word `bitch' on his past hits. The two stars...

Sharpton 'Praying' For Banner After Curse Attack

LATEST: Civil rights leader REVEREND AL SHARPTON is "praying" for rapper DAVID BANNER after he refused to ban the word "n**ger" from his lyrics. The hip-hop star criticised Sharpton's campaign to pressurise large entertainment corporations...

Banner And Kweli Fume Over Sharpton Comments

Rappers TALIB KWELI and DAVID BANNER have blasted REVEREND AL SHARPTON for proposing a ban on racist lyrics, insisting they will never stop using the word "n**ger". Civil rights activist Sharpton is currently visiting cities...

Banner Treats Underprivileged Kids To A Day Out

Rapper DAVID BANNER showed his charitable side on Friday (20Jul07) - he treated 80 children to a trip to an American theme park. The Like A Pimp hitmaker sent the underprivileged teens, from his native...

Gibson Records Rap Album As Black Ty

Model-turned-movie hunk TYRESE GIBSON is returning to his musical roots this autumn (06) with a double album that shows off his rap and R+B talents. The ANNAPOLIS star will record one album of smooth R+B,...

The Clock Is Ticking On Bana's Return As The Hulk

ERIC BANA remains keens to reprise his role as THE HULK - so long as sequel plans tie into his schedule. The Australian actor played the angry green giant's alter-ego, DAVID BANNER, in ANG...

Banner Blasts The Media For Not Supporting His Charity Efforts

Mississippi rapper DAVID BANNER has blasted the US media for ignoring his efforts to raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Banner insists that news media in America has all but forgotten about...

Paul Wall Keeps Fellow Rappers' Smiles Dazzling

Hip-hop star PAUL WALL enjoyed a thriving business before hitting chart success - his company is responsible for bejewelling the teeth of many of his fellow rappers. The SITTIN' SIDEWAYS rapper runs TV Jewelry,...

Korn Go Hip-hop With Rap Star Pals In New Video

Rockers KORN have a new hip-hop look - LIL' JON, XZIBIT, SNOOP DOGG and DAVID BANNER will play JONATHAN DAVIS and his bandmates in the group's bizarre new video. Davis called on his rap...

Jackson Turns Mentor For Acting Rappers

PULP FICTION star SAMUEL L JACKSON has turned from being the movie world's most outspoken critic of acting rappers to their mentor. The actor has often voiced his distaste for rappers who think they...

Jeezy Opens His Home To Hurricane Survivors

Georgia-based rapper YOUNG JEEZY has become the latest music star to offer up his home to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The rap star recently teamed up with Mississippi native DAVID BANNER to fill 12...

Nelly Sends Help To Hurricane Victims

Hip-hop star NELLY has sent two 18-wheeler trucks loaded with supplies, clothing, toiletries and financial donations to America's hurricane-affected region. Most of the donations came from a fundraising and clothing drive he held in...

Eminem Donates $200,000

Rapper EMINEM was so moved by last night's (10SEP05) MTV telethon for the victims of Hurricane Katrina he phoned in to offer rap peer DAVID BANNER $200,000 (GBP111,100). Eminem explained he had lost no...

Banner Turns Hero For Mississippi Hurricane Victims

Rapper DAVID BANNER has been hailed a hero in his native Mississippi for emptying closets full of designer clothes and trainers and delivering them to shelters housing the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Banner, who...

R Kelly Sobs As He Performs For Hurricane Victims

R+B star R KELLY put his legal troubles behind him on Friday night (09SEP05) to deliver a tearful message to BET telethon viewers about the hurricane devastation in south east America and dedicate his uplifting...

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