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Certified

David BannerAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 20, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • ASIN: B000A2H3CQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Lost Souls
2. Treat Me Like
3. Gangster Walk
4. 2 Fingers
5. Play
6. F******
7. Thinking Of You
8. On Everything
9. Certified
10. Ain't Got Nothing
11. Bloody War
12. Westside
13. Take Your
14. My Life
15. Ridin'
16. X-ed
17. Crossroads

Editorial Reviews

Banner is best known for his smash hit 'Like A Pimp' and his production work on T.I's 'Rubberband Man'. Now he returns with Certified, featuring the hit 'Ain't Got Nothing'. Guest artists include Jadakiss, Case, Talib Kweli and many more. Universal. 2005.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars (3.5 Stars) Certified Like the USDA! October 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
David Banner is back with a vengeance. He stormed on the scene a couple years back with "Like A Pimp" and the not-so-popular song "Cadillac on 22s" from his debut cd Mississippi The Album. He almost immediately released MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water, a move that was obviously a decision by the label in a failed attempt to capitalize on the success and popularity of "Like A Pimp." The last time somebody did this in recent memory was when DMX put out his first two albums in the same year. The difference between the two is the fact that DMX had multiple tracks off his debut album that had extensive promotion before the second album even hit stores. But after a little time off and a major self-examination, David Banner makes his way back into the spotlight in hopes of expanding his fan base with Certified.

From the looks of the cover for Certified, one might think that it's a more reserve David Banner this time around. By no means is this the case, thankfully. He has made his songs a little more friendly with the inclusion of some R&B cats like Jagged Edge on "2 Fingers" and the almost-forgotten singer Case on "Thinking Of You." And songs like "F*cking" featuring Jazze Pha and the first single "Play" are centered around pleasing the female crowd that we all know loves almost any nasty hip-hop that comes out (a la "Wait/The Whisper Song" and "Get Low"). And David Banner reflects on the inequalities of the world with "My Life" featuring Sky. But that's really the only thing that is less hardcore on the album than with his previous offerings.

Banner has a huge selection of guest stars on the album, a technique that practically every other music artists is utilizing these days.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars David Banner is actin' bad --and that's good October 30, 2005
Format:Audio CD
A lot of artists succumb to being over produced and *featuring* many other artists on their albums --artists that really don't add anything, except to underscore why we *have* (and need) a cutting room floor.

Not true here. Throughout this album and across the lyrics DB and friends are provocative, thoughtful, and humorous.

Banner = quality
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome cd October 23, 2005
By j.d.
Format:Audio CD
very good cd best songs are play, aint got nothin, crossroads,certified, gangsta walk, and treat me like
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album Ever! October 5, 2005
By BBGyrl
Format:Audio CD
David Banner really put all he could into this album and it paid off. It's very different from what I'm used to and I like that he changed it up. He has a lot of good people on the album with him and whole album is just great. There really isn't too much that you can say but to go buy the album for yourself it's worth every penny.

And also EVERYONE should give DB some respect he's true to what he says and it comes from the heart. He's a funny guy and a great rapper but he's also educated and I want EVERYONE to know that. He's not just some dumb rapper that sold drugs to get to where he is. He went to college and has a degree and on top of all that he was broke not too many years ago. Look where he is and what he's doing right now....he's putting money back into the community...he's own money. He deserves respect for that. So before anyone is quick to judge him saying that he isn't all that great, does your favorite rapper give back to the community or does he/she ice up their wrist and neck? Do they buy cars and clothes, not giving a damn about what's going on or remembering what life was like before they made it big? David Banner one the few who cares and I love and respect him for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A step up from what he usually gives you November 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Dont get it twisted. I did like Mississippi The Album but Baptized In Dirty Water was kind of weak. This album is a little bit better than that album. As usual, David Banner has his crunk joints like Gangsta Walk(feat Three 6 Mafia and 8-Ball & MJG) Treat Me Like(featuring a subpar appearance by Jadakiss),On Everything(feat Twista) etc. Only Gangsta Walk and On Everything are worth mentioning. He has his joints for the ladies like Thinking About You(feat Case), F*****(feat Jazze Pha) and Play. Only Thinking About You and F***** are worthy of mention. Play sucks and it sounds like a cheap knockoff of Ying Yang Twins' Wait. The title track Certified feat Marcus is good. BG teams up with DB on the hard edged Bloody War. And despite what you brokeback moutaineers think, Ridin feat Dead Prez and Talib Kweli is a dope match up. There are tracks that could have been left off though. Lost Ones is weak, Play stinks, Treat Me Like sounds like it was done on the spot(plus Lil Jon's beats are becoming too predictable), 2 Fingers(feat Jagged Edge) sounds like J-Kwon's Tipsy. His tribute to the west coast, Westside is lukewarm and Take Your(feat Too Short and Bun B) is flat out stupid. Aint Got Nothing(feat Lil Boosie and Majic)is boring. Despite these flaws, this stands out as David Banner's best work to date until he makes otherwise. Another thing is that David Banner should have more songs like Ridin on this album and less songs like Play, Treat Me Like, 2 Fingers etc. Standout tracks:GANGSTA WALK, ON EVERYTHING, MY LIFE ,CERTIFIED, BLOODY WAR, RIDIN, X-ED and CROSSROADS.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Don't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

(That especially goes for you, Mr. McGee.)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars No thanks.
It's not what I was expecting a lot of songs I don't care for but the other one I ordered I like.
Published 14 days ago by Zevic B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Ive looked at a lot of reviews and most of them arent that good.But for what reasns? This guy has alot of really good beats and great guest appearences by 8bal, mjg, marcus,lil... Read more
Published on January 1, 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars aight
This album isn't my favorite. I like David Banner's beats when they don't all sound like "Rubber band man." Ah, that's about it...lyrically D.B. Read more
Published on November 6, 2006 by Derious B. Footman
4.0 out of 5 stars I guess that makes talib kweli trash too?
Its funny how people stereotype everything into one cluster. Yeah i don't like some southern rappers. Read more
Published on August 27, 2006 by Mayle
4.0 out of 5 stars gangsta Walk!
David Banner come sout hard and strong on certfifed with songs like Bloody War f/ BG, and Ridin w/ Talib Kweli, and Dead Prez. Read more
Published on August 25, 2006 by Horrorman
4.0 out of 5 stars A Certified Improvement (3.5 stars)
Believe it or not, David Banner is one of my favorite southern rappers to ever hit the rap scene. I haven't heard MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water yet, but what weighed his first... Read more
Published on June 21, 2006 by Chandler
1.0 out of 5 stars Obnoxious and embarrassing
This musician, if you can call him that, should be embarrassed. If he has something to say, more people would listen if he didn't use such vulgar language and stopped talking... Read more
Published on June 14, 2006 by KEM
5.0 out of 5 stars Mississippi Madman
Got this album because i had his other album and I can't stop listening to it I love this album but yes i will agree that the language and content matter is not for everyone... Read more
Published on May 29, 2006 by Anita Bonghit
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad Rep
This album is terrible. As a Mississippian, I know David Banner did a poor job of displaying the quality of music in Mississippi. Read more
Published on April 18, 2006 by Baby Angelou
1.0 out of 5 stars A negetive star would be too good for this trash.
This album is trash. I've heard vulgar songs, but this album is getting on my nerves just by mere sampling. Songs like 'F******', 'Play', what are those? Read more
Published on March 1, 2006 by A. Okoli
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