David Banner — Jackson, Mississippi native — is a Grammy Award winning music producer, recording artist, philanthropist, activist and actor who has appeared in films such as Lee Daniel’s The Butler and in Tim Story’s movie Ride Along. Read More >
David is also the host of Aspire TV’s current ABFF Independent Film Series and currently in his second season as Pastor Green on Bounce TV’s Saints and Sinners. Mr. David Banner also is founder of A Banner Vision- ABV, a multimedia company that specializes in providing emotionally engaging music for iconic commercials, video games and films for brands like Pepsi, Gatorade, Paramount Pictures (Footloose film), Marvel, Capcom, Mercedes Benz and more!
Such mega success did not come without challenges. At one point, along the way, Banner was living in his rundown van that he built a make shift studio inside of making beats and recording most of his early works. One day on his way back to Mississippi, he stopped in Birmingham, AL to rest and a group of teenagers stole the van, the van that housed everything he owned in the world. Heartbroken and heated, Banner kept pushing toward his dream despite of the setback. And three months later, on another trip to Birmingham to sell his material, he caught the attention of a Universal label executive and was signed to a multi-million dollar, five album deal. Thus, introducing the world to multi-talented Rapper and Producer who pioneered the now very popular putting your tag at the beginning of a beat – David- David-David-David Banner.
Throughout his career, he has also been a prominent and passionate voice in the face of social injustices and activism, appearing on various media networks. In addition, he tours the country with his thought provoking “The God Box Lecture Series” and thanks to his followers, has been selling out at every stop.
Mr. Banner was invited this year to be the keynote speaker for one of the largest Martin Luther King unity marches in the country where over 200,000 people were in attendance, Banner has also been speaking at countless Universities, community panels, blogs, magazines, documentaries, and working with various school administrations in efforts to change the approach in which educators teach our children. Therefore, whenever and wherever you hear him he’s always guaranteed to leave all in the sound of his voice, thinking and searching for the true meaning of the GOD BOX. Read Less ^