It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the fiery Mississippi rapper/producer David Banner. But if you’ve ever seen this guy live, or had a conversation with him, you probably walked away thinking he was one of rap’s fiercest and most vital presences. So it’s great to see him rumble back into action in the video “”Evil Knievel,” a one-off single he dropped late last year. The song is a furious rumination on America’s history of institutionalized racism, and it connects dots from Tuskegee to Congo without losing its from-the-gut intensity. In the video, Banner is in street-corner-preacher mode, and it’s a good look for him. Watch the clip below.
If anyone is due for a Killer Mike-style return, it’s this guy.