NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
The self-produced single "Get Like Me," with featured guest stars Chris Brown and Young Joc, made a nine-point jump this week to a bulleted No. 15 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It is also No. 4 on Hot Rap Tracks and bulleting at No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 national singles chart and the track is continuing to build momentum in every format: "Get Like Me" is a bulleted no. 3 at rhythmic/crossover radio, and also rising to No. 15 among the country's urban-formatted stations. The song is advancing in mainstream Top 40, with major new radio adds on both coasts.
The Greatest Story Ever Told includes the previously-released track "9MM" (also known as "Speaker") featuring Akon, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne, received a million-stream hit on Banner's MySpace.com page, as well as collaborations with Lil Wayne on "Shawty Say," UGK, Kandi Burrus and Young Dro on "Suicide Doors," Chamillionaire on "Ball With Me," Jazze Pha on "Fly," and Carl Thomas on "I Get By." Joining Banner in the production slot on various album tracks are Lil Jon, Akon, Cool & Dre, and Nitti.
David Banner's chart debut Mississippi: The Album topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop album chart, and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2003. 2005's Certified was a No. 3 R&B/Hip-Hop album, and No. 6 Billboard Top 200 album. His classic Top 5 R&B/Hip-Hop single "Play" is certified gold by the RIAA. David Banner has also collected a string of high-profile production credits for Lil Wayne, Nelly, T.I., Chamillionaire, Snoop Dogg, Young Buck and Ludacris.
Banner's acting credits include the acclaimed independent film Black Snake Moan and the 2007 hit, This Christmas. He is the voice, executive producer and score composer of the Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" series Crook'd Sipp. Banner is also featured in the upcoming film Days of Wrath and episodes of the television series Monk.
David Banner's foundation and concert, Heal the Hood, raised over $500,000 for the relief of Hurricane Katrina victims in the wake of the Gulf Coast disaster. In September 2007, Banner testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, chaired by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), to address issues of language and images in video games, hip-hop music, music videos and popular culture, arguing against the censorship of hip-hop.