Certified

September 20, 2005 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Label: Rifkind Entertainment
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  • Total Length: 1:07:48
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  • ASIN: B000V9I46C
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,146 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I'm definitely glad i got this CD. its gonna be bumpin for a while!
1 BIG JOE 9
I can listen to this whole cd all the way through, minus that dumb song with Too Short (all Too Short's songs annoy me).
Shamontiel L. Vaughn
And also EVERYONE should give DB some respect he's true to what he says and it comes from the heart.
BBGyrl

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Charles L. Hubbert on 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 By Robert J. Maki on November 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
ok..if you want to buy this cd for just play..dont..play is a totally different kind of song than the rest of the cd..i was hesitant to buy this one because i wasnt sure if i liked his first album. i ended up buying it because i had some extra cash and im VERY glad that i bought it. almost every song on here is great. i agree with the reviewer below me about the song "ridin'". it IS very racial but in my opinion also, it is the best song on the cd. talib kweli BLOWS it up on his verse. my favorite line is "and if a white boy ever says this sh*t he'll still get punched right in the mouth"..hmm..other great songs include lost souls, treat me like, 2 fingers..this song took me by surprise..i thought it was going to be a "bubblegum" pop song but i was wrong.. this is my sleeper pick off the album, westside..my other favorite, and crossroads. this album has a lot of guitars in it so if you dont like raps over a guitars or electric guitars than dont bother. david banner just lays it all out on the line for this one...definitely get this one..dont sleep on it, you'll regret it if you do..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Diamond on 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 By j.d. on October 23, 2005
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 By BBGyrl on October 5, 2005
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 By Nuisance on 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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