Sure, the Bible has history, conflict, and characters galore, but David Banner has staked his claim on topping it with the title of his new album. The Greatest Story Ever Told is Banner's latest full-length, and it comes out tomorrow (July 15) on SRC/Universal.
Guests on the record include UGK, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Akon, Chris Brown, Jim Jones, Chamillionaire, Yung Joc, and omnipresent turd Jazze Pha. Most of the production comes from Banner himself, but Akon, Cool & Dre, and Get Cool 3000 also contribute beats.
Early personal highlights from The Greatest Story include Banner gleefully yelling, "Suck a dick!" to "all you motherfuckin' sorry-ass, broke-ass haters" on "G.S.E.T. Intro" and the late Pimp C claiming, "My nuts got a MySpace page" on the next track, "Suicide Doors". On the visual side of things, the Barry Bonds cameo in the video for single "Get Like Me" is another pleasant surprise (it's also got to be the most work the tainted slugger has had in a while).
Speaking of videos, Banner recently put out a trio in which he announces his "candidacy" for the following non-elected offices: Secretary of Education, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Secretary of "Happy Endings" Health and Human Services. Please click all of those links, and let's all figure out how we can get DB into the next Cabinet.
Finally, Banner has a pair of live shows coming up in New York City and Chicago.
The Greatest Story Ever Told:
01 So Long
02 G.S.E.T. Intro
03 Suicide Doors [ft. UGK and Kandi]
04 9mm [ft. Akon, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg]
05 T.I. Speaks (Interlude)
06 Get Like Me [ft. Chris Brown and Yung Joc]
07 Shawty Say [ft. Lil Wayne]
08 A Girl
09 Syrup Sipping (Banner Beat Break)
10 Hold On [ft. Marcus.]
11 Cadillac on 22's Part 2
12 Uncle Swac (Interlude)
13 I Get By [ft. Carl Thomas]
14 Freedom (Interlude)
15 B.A.N. (The Love Song)
16 Fuck You Hoes [ft. Jim Jones]
17 Marz (Banner Beat Break)
18 Ball With Me [ft. Chamillionaire]
20 Fly [ft. Jazze Pha]
07-17 New York, NY - Knitting Factory
07-24 Chicago, IL - House of Blues