22 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Embraced for crafting bangers embedded with thoughtful social commentary, the Mississippi rapper/producer releases a rare set suited for the club and the revolution. On this fifth album, Banner recruits 2008’s biggest names for pop smashes like the snap-inspired, Yung Joc–sampling “Get Like Me” and the posse cut “9MM”, coproduced by Akon (and an effective “tough guys use Auto-Tune too” PSA). But Banner’s political conscience gives the album dimension. On “So Long”, he rails against apathy and drops knowledge on 9/11, the Iraq war and crooked cops.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Embraced for crafting bangers embedded with thoughtful social commentary, the Mississippi rapper/producer releases a rare set suited for the club and the revolution. On this fifth album, Banner recruits 2008’s biggest names for pop smashes like the snap-inspired, Yung Joc–sampling “Get Like Me” and the posse cut “9MM”, coproduced by Akon (and an effective “tough guys use Auto-Tune too” PSA). But Banner’s political conscience gives the album dimension. On “So Long”, he rails against apathy and drops knowledge on 9/11, the Iraq war and crooked cops.

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