Lavell William Crump — who will later be better known as rapper and record producer David Banner — was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 11, 1974. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from his mother’s alma mater, Southern University, in 1992. He was attending the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a master’s degree in education when he decided to pursue a career in music full-time. And he hasn’t looked back since. Crump decided to adopt the stage name “David Banner” upon watching the “Incredible Hulk” TV show, which was in turn based on the Marvel comic series. (The titular superhero’s real name is Bruce Banner.)
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2. Income & Salary
Since he made that fateful decision, Banner has had a mildly successful career in the hip hop music industry. He began to garner critical acclaim with his first few albums, such as 2003’s Mississippi: The Album, and he had his first taste of commercial success with the Lil Flip-assisted “Like a Pimp,” which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Rap Singles chart and #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He peaked commercially, however, with “Play” (#3 Rap, #7 Hot 100) which is featured on his 2005 album, Play and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Banner was also responsible for producing one of T.I.’s earliest hits, “Rubberband Man.” (#11 Rap, #30 Hot 100) He has also produced for Chingy, Ludacris, Nappy Roots, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Maroon 5. Banner has had bit roles in movies, which include The Butler, Black Snake Moan, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, and Ride Along.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
According to our research in 2015, David Banner currently has a net worth of $12 million.
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