One half from the rap duo Crooked Lettaz, David Banner helped put Mississippi within the map in 1999. In 2000, he released his first single recording in Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1. Originally on Charges Records, he recognized quickly a New York-based record label simply didn’t learn how to deal with the south. By using his team, he were able to sell over 10,000 copies of his first recording in his hometown only. He broke out nationally in 2003 with a set of albums, Mississippi: The Recording and MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Drinking water. These produces spawned a assorted clutch of strikes — “Just like a Pimp,” “Cadillac on 22’s” and “Crank It Up.” 2 yrs later on, he released Qualified.