The Greatest Story Ever Told (Edited)
by David Banner
Released: Jul 2008
Label: SRC Records / Universal Records
The Greatest Story Ever Told may be Banner's most socially conscious album to date. "So Long" targets "Bushenomics" and asks, "When do we stop pimping and start spraying [cops]," while "Cadillac on 22's (Part 2)" returns to the Mississippi rapper's great ghetto anthem and advises his audience to stay close to God. On "Free," he bemoans that "I get more chips if I call my mother a bitch." The beats are relentlessly aggressive Southern hip-hop, alternating between stringy Southern blues and speaker-busting electro thump.