DAVID BANNER’S CERTIFIED OZONE COMIC BOOK!
A-TOWN, STAY DOWN, SHAWTY!
LIL SCRAPP Y’S VITAL STATS: ALTER EGO: DARRYL RICHARDSON COSTUME: PIMP CUP, BME CHAIN SUPERPOWER: STAYING SUPER CRUNK
What’s it been like working with David Banner? Lil Scrappy: Banner is like the big brother that I never had. He’s the one that kinda put me back on my game a little bit. He sat there and told me, “Dawg, you real. I know you short or whatever, so you feel like you gotta be extra crunk cause you’re the small nigga, but nigga, you is Lil Scrappy, feel me? Can’t nobody take that away from you.” When he told me that, and all the shit he went through, I was like, damn. He’s a straight uplifting person, and you can tell throughout his career he’s uplifting too. But on the mic he’s a straight beats. On the beats, too. Are you featured on his album Certified? Lil Scrappy: Nah, I’m not on his album. Shoulda been, though. But he gave me a beat for my album, “G’ed Up.” When I say “G’s Up,” I’m talking about God’s lil’ thug cause God is up, feel me? I’m a real person, so through the hood music I slide God in there every now and then. That’s what David Banner does too. You can’t just be out here in the streets and be waking up in the morning by your lonesome thinking there’s nobody to help you and shit. That’s the type of nigga David Banner is.
MANNIE FRESH’S VITAL STATS: ALTER EGO: BYRON THOMAS COSTUME: NONE SUPERPOWER: RIDICULOUS BEATS
Did you do production for David Banner’s new album Certified? Mannie Fresh: We’re still doing a song. I’m gonna do one for him. I’m in Houston right now and David left here yesterday. I’m gonna try to get a song on there cause his album got pushed back. Have you enjoyed working with David Banner in the past? Mannie Fresh: That’s like my brother. When we work together, I don’t look at it like work. There ain’t really no words I could say. David is just a good dude. What about your own solo projects, are you working on another album? Mannie Fresh: Nah, I’m pretty much doing everybody else’s songs. I probably won’t even do that again. I never really wanted to be an artist. It’s cool, but I kinda wanna concentrate on doing production. That’s what I love to do. When you start to do one thing, it takes away from another. I’m tired of stretching myself out. OZONE AUGUST 2005
Ozone Mag #37 - Aug 2005