David Banner has been through a lot. He started his career essentially homeless, making beats in a van. Since then, he’s worked with artists from Busta Rhymes and Talib Kweli to 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky. His journey has been anything but smooth, and through it all he has managed to make good music.
The God Box does not disappoint. He says that he created it over a multi-year journey where he experienced with extreme highs and lows before discovering that transcendental meditation could change his life.
If there’s anything or any gift that I could give to the world, it would be transcendental meditation.
The album is a journey itself, including tracks like “My Uzi” with Big K.R.I.T., which ends with a custom musical score from John Debney that brings the feel of a triumphant film finale, and melds with David Banner’s sound perfectly, ending the song on a note of hope and strength.
I wanted to take people to another place with this album even though it’s deeply centered in the world that’s going on today, especially musically.
It’s more than an album, it’s an art exhibit. It’s sort of like a secret. It’s something that people are going to have to come to their own conclusions on. Everyone will get something different out of the album; and I’ll let the listener decide what that is.
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