1. David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told"

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" David Banner, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" News David Banner …

  2. Nas Dethrones Lil Wayne Atop Billboard 200

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One rapper replaces another atop The Billboard 200 this week, as Nas' untitled Def Jam album dethrones Lil Wayne's Cash Money/Universal set "Tha Carter III." Nas' album sold 187,000 copies in the Unit One rapper replaces another atop The Billboard 200 this week, as…

  3. David Banner Tapped For Quincy Jones Remix

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After working with the likes of Lil Wayne and T.I., MC/producer David Banner is adding Quincy Jones to his resume. After working with the likes of Lil Wayne and T.I., MC/producer David Banner is adding Quincy Jones to his resume. The rapper, who will release his fourth album, "The…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas courts controversy with the name (and content) of his new album, John Mellencamp strips things down with producer T Bone Burnett and the Hold Steady pushes itself forward in this week's Hot Produc Rapper David Banner's "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (Universal Motown).…

  5. Summer's Hip

    June 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with Kanye West, but he's back in the ring this week with a new G-Unit album, "Terminate on Sight." 50 Cent lost last year's much-hyped first-week sales battle with Kanye West, but he's back in the ring…

  6. Hip-Hop Theater

    May 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Are you more likely to go to the theater knowing these singers and MCs are starring? We asked readers last week: Hip-hop stars like Bow Wow, David Banner, Lil Wayne and Cee-Lo have all caught the acting bug lately. Are you more likely to go to the theater knowing these singers and MCs are…

  7. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That…

  8. Banner Plots Three New Albums, Weight-Loss DVD

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the release of his fifth studio album, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," on the horizon, Southern rapper David Banner tells Billboard.com he has two more releases ready to go as well as some fresh With the release of his fifth studio album, "The Greatest Story Ever Told,…

  9. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album'…

  10. Bun B Sets Track List For Return To 'Trill'

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The rapper previewed the 16-track set on Tuesday (March 4) at New York's Spotlight Live during an event sponsored by Zune, with whom he's teaming on a number of initiatives. Bun B has finalized the track list for his next solo album, "II Trill," which, as previously…

  11. Star Rappers Help Bun B Reload For 'II Trill'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That's Gangsta" feat UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first…

  12. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss…

  13. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Banner: "During slavery, [they] weren't trying to ban words. They called us n*ggers back then and we just had to take it. Now that we've taken ownership of [the word] they want to ban it." David Banner: "During slavery, [they] weren't trying to ban words.…

  14. Banner Sounds Off On Hip-Hop Lyric Controversy

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reading from On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars…

  15. House Debates Hip-Hop Lyrics At D.C. Hearing

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers disagreed today (Sept. 25) in Washington, D.C., over who was to blame for sexist and degrading language in hip-hop music but united in opposing governm Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers disagreed today (Sept. 25) in Washington, D…

  16. Akon, Snoop Help Tell Banner's New 'Story'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 9 via Universal Motown/SRC, the set is led by the single "Speaker" featuring Akon, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. As tipped here in May, rapper David Banner will return this fall with his next album, "Greatest Story Ever Told." Due Oct. 9 via Universal Motown/SRC, the…

  17. Common Rapping For Zune, Starbucks

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming Geffen album, "Finding Forever," and shooting the new film "The Night Watchman," but the rapper still plans to take time out this su Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming…

  18. Chamillionaire Sees Finish Line For 'Victory'

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." "I was trying to make the whole album be…

  19. Oft-Delayed Chamillionaire CD Due In September

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare's sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," is now penciled in for a Sept. 18 release via Universal. In the meantime, the Houston rapper's "Mi Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare'…

  20. Banner Rebounds From 'Worst Year' With New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's not because he hasn't been busy. Rather, he's been doing some soul searching. "2006 was the worst year of my life," Banner tells Billboard Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's…

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