Banner is gearing up to release his first collaborative project with 9th Wonder, entitled Death of a Pop Star, on December 21. The LP features production from the former Little Brother star and rhymes from Banner; Ludacris and Estelle also lend their talents to the project.
The Mississippi native, born Lavell Crump, who produced songs like Lil Wayne’s “La La” and T.I.’s breakout hit “Rubberband Man,” spoke to MTV earlier this year about the collaboration.
“It’s like we playing basketball overseas for the USA and we win the gold,” Banner said about their upcoming project. “That’s how I’m feeling. I’m coming right off of that and going into my next album.”
The Tip interview was conducted before the No Mercy MC was sent to prison last month. Watch a preview of the interview only on “RapFix Live,” then check back later on MTVNews.com and here on RapFix for more clips from the exclusive Q&A.
“I left out of the studio and the next day, I get arrested,” T.I. said. “Which took me in a whole ’nother different direction. When all of these things started coming to pass, Pharrell called me and like ’Hey man, somebody somewhere is trying to tell you something.’ ”
As usual, fans, just like you, can ask David Banner and 9th — unfortunately T.I. won’t be available — any questions you like by tweeting at @MTVRapFix (including the hashtag #rapfixlive) or record your question on video, upload it to Your.MTV.com.