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David Banner

David Banner Says Artists Are Too Corporate

Posted By on October 20, 2011

     Rapper slash producer David Banner recently spoke about the current 'Occupy Wall Street' protests explaining why a few celebrities may get shunned for waiting so long to get involved. Banner feels that high profile entertainers don't willingly connect with the people.

"One of my only criticisms of hip-hop right now is that we all — like everybody — we can't separate ourselves," he explained in an interview. "All of us have become so corporate that people don't even feel like we're a part of the people, especially rappers and punk rockers. People always felt like we were them. We were their voice…When their children are out there is when it becomes a movement. And I used to fight that and be mad at that, but what we got to understand is, in every movement, even in the '60s, young, white, middle-class people were a major part of the movement. We have to stop separating ourselves." (MTV)


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