Dope Thoughts With David Banner - Vol. VI

By Valencia Joseph

While interviewing David, one definitive thing I realized… he’s very comfortable being an open book. Extremely easy to talk with, gregarious, hilarious, affectionate (yes, ladies, he’s a hugger) and abundantly socially conscious, David was a delight and there wasn’t a single question he didn’t answer! That alone makes him a dream interviewee and makes for the ultimate satisfaction in article reading! David responded to some questions so fast, I want to share it with everyone in rapid fire format — just like he shared it with me. Read on as he talks a little more about music and acting.

David Banner Inside Out – Rapid Fire Q&A

ASPiRE: Music or acting – Which is your preference?
Banner: It doesn’t matter to me, it’s all talent and it all comes from the same place… I’m just grateful to be in the presence of God.

ASPiRE: What’s on your music playlist?
Banner: I listen to a lot of me (his own music), instrumentals, the rock group 1975, I go from Migos to Sunra. I just listen to good music… I listen to The Police; I listen to Prince… I’m all over the place.

ASPiRE: Are there any artists you’d like to collaborate with in music?
Banner: There’s one person I haven’t worked with and would love to… Andre 3000. He and Pimp C from UGK are my two favorite rappers.

ASPiRE: Are there any actors you’d like to work with in a movie or on TV?
Banner: Yes, I want to work with Idris Elba. He’s a personal friend of mine and we bonded when we worked together in the movie “This Christmas.” I would love to make an independent film with him. He’s really a dope person and would love to see what black people coming together can do without constraints, without worrying about what other people think.

We hope Idris, Andre 3000 and Pimp C read the props and admiration David has for them and how they’ve mastered their respective crafts. A David Banner collabo with either of these talented performers would be one for the record books. Make it happen, David!

Series premieres are in full swing, so don’t miss ABFF Independent. Better yet, go ahead and set your DVRs for Thursdays at 9 PM ET. For more dope “Banner-isms” and videos, follow us on Twitter and Instagram where David has taken over and be sure to come back next week as Dope Thoughts with David Banner continues… only on ASPiRE.tv

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