I love David Banner! A self –proclaimed nicca by default! I know what that means, if you don’t I’ll explain. It’s completely different than being one by choice. It also doesn’t mean he isn’t educated or a thinker it means despite his environment he has succeeded. Also he is from the Sip and considers himself to be as country as they come. He has managed to make a decent music career and movie career and is even has a cartoon coming out. Famous, but some how that dirty is still in his blood. You can take the boy out of the country but...
I know it’s in mine, no matter how high I might fly I will not forget my country girl 5th ward beginnings! No matter how much I know stuntin shouldn’t be a habit and gripping wood grain and tippin on four fours is not in sync with me and my enlightened theories on race and sexuality, it’s a part of me! Just like Banner who is a college graduate, and a thesis away from a post graduate degree last time I checked and very active on the political front. I have Chad in my heart and DJ Screw in my cup, metaphorically speaking of course, too DB.
So the real reason I wrote this in hopes he just may Google himself, however it didn’t work with Mos Def or Common, but I am NOT a quitter! *lol* Let me stop before someone believes I am crazy, but just in case. Banner – Call Me…I have some ideas for the cartoon. Actually to be honest there is a 1 degree separation between me and him, I know someone who went to Southern with him and I have another friend who is [claims]writing for his Cartoon Network cartoon.
I think I like DB because he embraces his southern roots yet progresses forward as an Artist, like Outkast you can see the growth with out losing who they are. I don’t ever want to completely lose my country girl roots or my love for 5th ward things (aka hood rat things), that’s who I am no matter what I become or do in life. I love my hood and I love my people and I love where I come from and I think that is what makes me unique as a person. I am such an odd and unique mix, but hey isn’t that being black in America. Black folks soul are always this churning mix of things that don't necessarily go together.
If you don’t know about Lavell Crump check his evolution out right here! I think its interesting.