“Mississippi: The Album” created pathos of sentiments and created a buzz in the industry. “Like a Pimp,” is one of David Banner’s latest works where he featured Lil Flip and even dented the Billboard charts? Even numerous top rappers and some of the eminent producers showed enough interest to work with Banner, and so he got his album remixed with the efforts of the rap producer Michael Watts.

David Banner is an American rapper and record producer who have a net worth of 12 million dollars.

Early life

The banner was born with the birth name Lavell William Crump in Jackson, Mississippi in April 1974, 11th April. His birthplace was Brookhaven, Mississippi, United States of America and he was brought up there.

He was born to parents Zeno and Carolyn Crump, and his upbringing was at Brookhaven where he took birth, but later on, his family shifted to Jackson, Mississippi. It was in Jackson; Banner had spent his later days of childhood. He received his degree in graduation from the local province high school in 1992. He successfully received a diploma degree in the subject business from Southern University and had been elected as the president of the Student Government Association in the University.

He decided to take a unique stage name ‘The Incredible Hulk’ which was an inspiration from a most wanted character. Banner is a part of the Crooked Lettaz Banner ad he together with the eminent fellow rapper Kamikaze got released the album Grey Skies in 1999. This can be considered his early day’s success. He started taking his rapping career seriously and made efforts to engrave his name in the world of rap.


Banner’s  path towards success started off when he was a mere student at the University of Southern. Being interested in the subject of rap he and his fellow friend Kamikaze who is also rapper thought of forming a group named Crooked Lettaz. The Southern Hip Hop acts to be a little uncommon and rare and has yielded comparatively rare compositions. When the two friends started the started out their journey together, they forged out to be a unique and distinctively sound textured that achieved the attention of the sophisticated and most durable Hip-hop rapper labeled Tommy Boy.

Banner even went for producing beautiful tracks by the famous personality Trick Daddy known for “Thug Holiday” and by Li’l Flip.  They earned quite a name as a violently multitalented young artists group. Some of the latest music Banner’s for which won airplay that was aired on the Jackson radio station titled WJMI. The show was titled as “David’s stuff stood out,” It was WJMI’s operations manager Stan Branson who informed Watkins about the quality of the show and complimented. The comments were inspiring, and Banner decided to release his next solo series CD titled with a group titled “Them Firewater Boyz,” and made it briskly saleable in the famous Jackson clubs.

When the most wanted Crooked Lettaz album names Grey Skies got finally released in the year 1999, it was showered with lot of praise starting from the hip-hop magazines and the Jon Azpiri of the Music Guide who acclaimed the playing of live instruments in a series which was the classic use of koto, an exclusive instrument of Japan, on the “Firewater,” and the deliberate and creative re-forming of the Run DMC classic rap “Rock Box” on the series of “Get Crunk.” Though the album got poor promotions but and after completion of this level’s beginning, Banner’s started to create his career Being  short of finance on, he decided to move on with his friend in the city of Atlanta , he was used to the habit of frequently sleeping on the ground with his friend’s four gigantic pitbull dogs. Things turned worst from bad, on being back to the city of Birmingham, Banner had a decrepit van only in his possession, and it contained most of his remaining belongings and possessions but was unfortunately stolen by a group.

However, being brave enough Banner persevered his life. He performed wherever he got chance; he even caught the attention of Universal label chief executive Steve Rifkind and was made a sign to a contract of five years deal. Banner’s latest major-label debut was Mississippi: The Album, which got released in 2003. John Bush of All Music Guide called it an exceptional attempt and a very schizophrenic record to be true enough, with the alternating tune of the parade of one-note and the continuous beat of thug tracks that brings in more reflection.

One track was titled uniquely as “Cadillac on 22’s,” that was according to Evan Serpick belonging to the of Entertainment Weekly, comments that it really offers an extensively affecting combination of prayer over an outstanding acoustic melodies that are worthy enough to be compared with many struggled rappers who have now attained the position of the legendary rappers.

Personal life

Banner is quite private about his personal life. No doubt is there about Banner’s talent, but the whole energy he puts into making the promotional evaluation of all his music also contributed to the growing of success. He portrays himself to be an advocate of Mississippi the music.

He was often seen removing his T-shirt to outrageously reveal the enormous “Mississippi” that is tattooed in all capitals letters on his back. Tom Breihan, the Village Voice writer, describes his attempt of Banner in the event of 2005 as simply an astonishing character who later wore a Universal label banner as the cape and had an alternate threatening that made him assemble huge industrial figures and could exhort making them make promotion for the famous Mississippi music.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Lavell William Crump

Date of Birth: 11th April 1974

Birth Place: Brookhaven, Mississippi, United States of America.

Age: 44 Year Old

Profession: Rapper, Record Producer

Height: 1.88 m

Weight: 255 lbs

Net worth: $13.5 Million