9th Wonder Presents: Jamla Is the Squad II [Album Stream]

9th Wonder is back with the sequel to his label’s 2014 compilation Jamla Is the Squad II.

The 22-track have many contributors as Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Rapsody, J. Cole, SiR, Big K.R.I.T., David Banner, JID, Pharoahe Monch, CJ Fly and many more.

Kool Moe D, Killer Mike, David Banner, Lecrae, Gangsta Boo and More Celebrate Rap Legend Roxanne Shante at the Atlanta Screening of Netflix Movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

Last week, I am OTHER and Netflix partnered for a private screening of the original Netflix film, Roxanne Roxanne, in Atlanta. Held at the city’s premier members-only club, The Gathering Spot, Hip Hop’s finest MC’s, execs and industry affiliates came out to support one of Hip Hop’s legends, Roxanne Shanté. Acclaimed music executive and Hip Hop historian, Chaka Zulu, welcomed guests to their seats to the private screening and began the show.

Immediately following the screening, Chaka welcomed Roxanne Shanté, debut actress, Chanté Adams, Producer & Chief Creator Director for I am OTHER, MiMi Valdes, and Grammy Award-Winning Executive and Head of Music for I am OTHER , Kawan “KP” Prather, to the stage. The group conducted an intellectual conversation about the film, Roxanne’s life and journey as well as the impact she left on the music scene, today.

During the panel an honest exchange between Hip-Hop vet, Killer Mike and Roxanne Shanté took place, as he professed to the audience how Roxanne was the reason for him believing in himself which led to him starting his music career.

After the panel discussion, guests were invited to the after party in The Gathering Spot, where Martell Cognac powered movie-inspired cocktails all evening such as the crowd favorite, ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’. DJ A&R kicked off the after party spinning classic Hip Hop records and KP The Great (Kawan Prather) controlled the music the remainder of the night fusing songs from Roxanne Shanté, classic ATL records and today’s hits. As a special surprise, Atlanta’s leading dance studio, Dance 411, performed a tribute dance routine to one of Roxanne’s hit singles “Have A Nice Day”, that had everyone in awe.

“This was the first event where we had hip hop icons and fans coming together to celebrate their love for Roxanne Shante and her story. From Killer Mike crediting her for inspiring his career to audience members mentioning how grateful they were that this time in hip hop was now documented, it was an incredibly beautiful event. The more we can come together to celebrate our stories, the stronger our culture becomes”, stated producer MiMi Valdes.

Roxanne Roxanne Is Now Available On Netflix.

Notables in Attendance: Roxanne Shanté, Chanté Adams, Kool Moe D (Hip Hop Icon), Sparky D, Killer Mike, Big Gipp (Goodie Mob), David Banner, Honorable Judge Hatchett, Gangsta Boo (3-6 Mafia), DJ Nabs, MC Shan, Maddie Jay (Actress), Scotty ATL, Kap G, Lecrae, Tedashii, KCamp, Yung Booke (Hustle Gang), and Lil’ Zane.

Special Thank you to the Event Sponsors: Netflix, I am OTHER, Significant Productions, The Gathering Spot, Martell Cognac and Theory Communications.


Tedashi, Kool Moe D, Kawan “KP The Great” Prather, Lecrae, Killer Mike, Big Gipp, Scotty ATL, David Banner


Chanté Adams, Roxanne Shanté, MiMi Valdes


KP, Gangsta Boo, Kap G

Dance 411

Judge Hatchett

David Banner

Big Gipp of Goodie Mob

MiMi Valdes (IAO), Chanté Adams, Roxanne Shanté, KP Prather and Justin Moyer (IAO)

Yung Booke

KP The Great

Photo Credit: I’m That Photo Chick/Briana Crudup

T.I., David Banner, The Dream and Crime Mob Tear Down The Stage During KP The Great’s Surprise DJ Set For A-Town Music Fest

KP The Great – Photo Credit Joe Films

 

Last Weekend, thousands of music lovers invaded Atlanta for the first-ever ‘A-Town Music Fest. Held at the famous Wolf Creek Amphitheater, this festival highlighted some of the artists that helped shape the sound of Southern Hip Hop and put ATL on the map. Dungeon Family’s own, KP The Great, controlled the vibes in between each act and kept the energy at an all time high DJing for his DF brothers, The Goodie Mob.

Ceelo Green and KP The Great – Photo Credit Joe Films

 

Goodie Mob

 

 

Towards the end of the night, KP The Great surprised the crowd with a true Atlanta special guest DJ set. ScottyATL introduced the set with his song “Cloud IX” which set the tone. KP hit the ATL crowd with a barrage of Atlanta hits and then David Banner hit the stage, performing music from his acclaimed album, “#TheGodBox”, as well as his classic hit “Like A Pimp”. The Dream followed, who performed his hit records “I Luv Your Girl” and “Rockin’ That Thang”which had all the ladies singing to every word. KP The Great transitioned from that song to Crime Mob’s set, who performed smash hits “Stilettos”, “Rock Yo Hips” and “Knuck if You Buck”, which had the entire crowd on their feet.

T.I. – Photo Credit Joe Films

 

To end his Atlanta set, KP The Great did a special Shawty Lo tribute for the fallen rapper, whose life ended tragically this year. As the tribute was closing, none other than T.I., the King of the South. T.I., ran out to close out the set. T.I., who was celebrating the 14th birthday of Trap Muzik, gave his fans an impromptu show, performing classics like “24’s”, “You Don’t Know Me” and ending on a high note with “Rubberband Man” with Banner joining him on stage. “These artists I brought out for the show have all contributed and shaped Atlanta music. Each of them are unique and have made a major impact to the music industry. Big thanks to my brothers Tip, Banner, Dream and ScottyATL and Crime Mob for helping to make history tonight”, KP The Great stated.

 

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KP The Great and The Dream

David Banner and ScottyATL – Photo Credit Vincent G. Photos

 

KP The Great Releases New Monday High Five with Sounds from David Banner, Bia, Lil Uzi Vert and More!

KP The Great is back for week 6’s edition of his #MondayHighFive playlist. This week, KP the Great shares some new music from David Banner off of the #1 Hip Hop Album in the Country, “God Box”. He also introduces his artist from i am OTHER, Bia, and her smash hit “Fungshway”. Click the button below to check out all five of these songs and leave suggestions for week 7!#BEGREAT

 

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David Banner – “The God Box” [Album Stream]

David Banner is a name that needs no introduction in most rap circles, in the early 2000’s Banner stormed the scene from his home state of Mississippi – where no rappers had traditionally come from before him. He touted himself as not only a ferocious rapper, but also a producer – self-producing most of his work, as well as work for others (T.I., Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Chris Brown and many others), including, “Like a Pimp” and T.I.’s hit, “Rubberband Man”. It quickly became apparent that Banner was a force to be reckoned with; especially when it came out that he was a few credits short of receiving his Master’s Degree in Education. Since then, Banner has gone on to star in major motion pictures (Black Snake Moan, Stomp The Yard, The Butler, Ride Along among others), release music, produce for others, and also start a new career as a keynote speaker.

 

It has been seven years since David Banner released an album (Death Of A Pop Star with 9th Wonder), which was done by design. He took his time to create The God Box, as he was fueled by the people he encountered on his speaking tours, he wanted to create something that spoke to the experience that black men have in this country – decidedly political, potentially even antagonistic, but that’s Banner’s style. He has never been one to let his thoughts or ideas sit idle. When asked what The God Box is Banner states “it’s more than an album, it’s an art exhibit.  It’s sort of like a secret. It’s something that people are going to have to come to their own conclusions on. Everyone will get something different out of the album; and I’ll let the listener decide what that is.”

 

Today, before the album is officially released at midnight on 5-19-17, Banner provides an early listening session for the project in conjunction with Mass Appeal.

 

The God Box features an all-star cast, including Cee-Lo, Raheem DeVaughn, Big K.R.I.T, Black Thought, Trinidad James, WatchtheDuck & Big Rube and while Dave handles the production on half of the album himself, he also enlists production from DJ Khalil, DJ Swiff, Chris “THX” Goodman and more.

David Banner feat. Cee-Lo & Raheem DeVaughn – “Magnolia”

 

David Banner releases “Magnolia,” which takes on a different connotation from the official nickname for the state of Mississippi; Magnolia State (named as such due to the plentiful abundance throughout the state of both the flower and tree).   “The song represents the relationship of trees in Mississippi and Africans throughout history” Banner stated to Hotnewhiphop.  “The taller the tree, the broader the story, the shorter the tree, the more personal the perspective is.  My verse is about the relationship of the magnolia tree and African’s during slavery.”

e Butler, Ride Along among others), release music, produce for others, and also start a new career as a keynote speaker.

David Banner – “Who Want It” (feat. Black Thought & Watch The Duck)

Over the last several months, we’ve seen David Banner build great anticipation for his forthcoming album, which has included standout releases like “Marry Me” featuring Rudy Currence and the Big K.R.I.T.-assisted single “My Uzi” to name a couple. Now, with the release of The God Box quickly approaching, Banner turns up the dial once again with the release of another track from the impending LP. Teaming up with Black Thought of The Roots and trapstep trio What The Duck, David Banner delivers the THX-produced single “Who Want It” — another extremely aware single from the Mississippi native that comes filled with nothing but bars filled with knowledge, backed by a stirring, grungy instrumental. David Banner’s impending album, The God Box, arrives May 19th and is currently available for pre-order.