David Banner MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water (SPC/Universal) Rating: NNN
There's crunk and then there's menacing Mississippi badass David Banner holding down the dark side of the Dirty South while innovatively bringing a bluesy bump and country twang to hiphop. On MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water, Banner introduces a twisted new churchy-crunk hybrid, giving thanks to the Lord for fixing his soul in the same breath as he tells "bitch-ass niggas" to suck a dick over a sinister synth squeal. The booty-chasing gospel according to Banner isn't the get-happy sort. It's more about putting a cap in your ass and a muddy Air Force One print on your throat. Celebrity guests Nelly, Bone Crusher, Busta Rhymes, Scarface, T.I., Lil' Flip and 8 Ball help ensure this gets played wherever Hennessy and OJ is served.