Mississippi rapper David Banner is back in the music spotlight with the release of a new rap culture-targeting track called “Swag.”
While refraining from name dropping, Banner takes shots at a few West Coast artists.
David Banner sparks a riot with his charged words on “Swag” off The Make Believe Album. The Mississippi MC/producer criticizes the new generation of hip-hop, calling out newcomers including Kreayshawn for her reported use of the N-word (she has repeatedly denied the accusations) and hip-hop collective Odd Future, who he claims “feeds evil to the streets.” “The homies is busting slugs/ The women is shaking a**/ A white girl call us ni**a and we just sit back and laugh/ We call it swag,” preaches the righteous rapper in a style reminiscent of Lil B. (Rap-Up)
West Coast rapper Game recently defended dissing Kreayshawn on his “Uncle Otis” record.
Bay Area newcomer Kreayshawn landed in Game’s cross-hairs, too. The “Gucci Gucci” rapper raised his ire for her tweet where she paraphrased DMX and used the N-word. Despite not uttering it conversation and later explaining that she doesn’t say the word herself, Game said her use was flagrant enough for him. “You can’t be playing with that word, some people will take it serious,” he explained. “Especially coming from someone that’s [not black]. There’s a lot of tragic history behind it.” (XXL Mag)
In May, Kreayshawn caused some tensions to flare after dropping the N-Bomb on Twitter.
“People are actin so funny omg lol… I got 200k views… not 200k dollars… WTF YOU WANT FROM A N*GGA?! *DMX VOICE*,” she tweeted May 20th. (Kreayshawn’s Twitter)
She later came forward and said the controversial word does not exist in her rhymes.
“If I’m freestyling and I said it, that’s just for that point in time. Any songs I’m writing I don’t use it,” Kreayshawn said about the “N-word”. “In Oakland, Asian people will call Mexicans that. A Mexican will call a black dude that. A white person will call an Asian that. Everyone calls each other that. I feel like that word is used in the low-income community more than anything. I can see if I was some rich crazy trick and I was just saying this because it’s hip-hop. I was raised around this. Me and my sisters were all raised around this. People call me that. But personally I’m not flaunting it around.” (Voice Online)
Check out David Banner’s “Swag” below: