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David Banner To Launch Educational Youth Programme

25th January 2013

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...

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David Banner Lands Role In The Butler

23rd October 2012

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,...

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David Banner To Guest Lecture At Harvard University

20th April 2012

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...

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David Banner Asking For Donations To Release New Album

11th April 2012

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...

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Banner Inducted Into Hometown Hall Of Fame

19th January 2011

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...

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Banner Disputes Jones Lawsuit Reports

11th May 2010

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...

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Jones Hit With Lawsuit Over Lil Wayne Documentary

5th May 2010

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...

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Banner Postpones Rally Over Safety Concerns

21st October 2009

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...

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Banner Gets Animated For New Cartoon Project

28th August 2008

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...

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Banner Scores A Home Run With Bonds

22nd May 2008

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...

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Banner Attacks Racist Rap Critics

5th October 2007

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...

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Banner Fights To Keep Hip-hop Harsh

26th September 2007

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...

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Sharpton 'Praying' For Banner After Curse Attack

15th August 2007

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...

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Banner And Kweli Fume Over Sharpton Comments

13th August 2007

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...

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Banner Treats Underprivileged Kids To A Day Out

24th July 2007

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...

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Gibson Records Rap Album As Black Ty

20th July 2006

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,...

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

30th January 2006

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...

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Banner Blasts The Media For Not Supporting His Charity Efforts

22nd November 2005

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...

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Paul Wall Keeps Fellow Rappers' Smiles Dazzling

25th October 2005

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,...

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

7th October 2005

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...

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Jackson Turns Mentor For Acting Rappers

25th September 2005

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...

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Jeezy Opens His Home To Hurricane Survivors

20th September 2005

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...

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Nelly Sends Help To Hurricane Victims

14th September 2005

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...

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Eminem Donates $200,000

11th September 2005

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...

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Banner Turns Hero For Mississippi Hurricane Victims

11th September 2005

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...

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R Kelly Sobs As He Performs For Hurricane Victims

11th September 2005

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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Fascinating Fact 160

10th September 2005

Mississippi rapper DAVID BANNER is staging a benefit concert to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. NELLY, TWIST and TI will appear at the Atlanta, Georgia show, scheduled for 17 September (05)....

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Stars Sign Up For Hurricane Relief Concert

1st September 2005

USHER, GREEN DAY, LUDACRIS and ALICIA KEYS are among the stars who have signed up for a Hurricane Katrina relief concert which will span three cities across America. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, ROB THOMAS, LINKIN...

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Banner Gets Animated For New Tv Show

12th July 2005

Rapper DAVID BANNER is to star in his own animated TV show for the Cartoon Network. The new show, which Banner conceived and wrote, will focus on a bigoted white family in his native...

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Banner Gets Serious About Acting

7th December 2004

Rapper DAVID BANNER is getting serious about his film career - he's studying acting in Los Angeles. The Mississippi-based LIKE A PIMP hip-hop star has turned down offers to play tough guy characters on...

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