(AllHipHop News) David Banner has taken to the Internet to release his new album, Sex, Drugs & Video Games for free, with hopes that those that download the album will also donate $1 to his 2M1 Movement.
In Banner's own words, "The 2M1 Movement is to start controlling our own music, movies, and content...period! We are not simply characters in a video game being controlled by the invisible hand. Once the goal is met, I'm going to shoot a movie that will drop May 22nd, 2012, and a portion will go to charity."
Banner assembled a well-known array of guest features for his new 20-track independent album, some of which include Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, Bun B, Don Trip, Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle, Ras Kass, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and more.
Production on Sex, Drugs & Video Games comes from David Banner himself, as well as Mr. Lee, M Phazes, Swiff D, THX, and Hector Delgado.
AllHipHop.com spoke with David Banner today (May 22) as he traveled across New York City to promote the album's debut, where he noted that he hopes people - especially naysayers - will grasp the concept behind his unique fundraising, album-selling venture. He says his mission is to spotlight world-class artists over his production, raise $1 per album for charity and an upcoming movie project, and have an army of two million people who will work together on social issues when called upon.
"Part of the problem - before we address the movement - is how we feel about ourselves. And that's part of Sex, Drugs, and Video Games. For the amount of quality I'm giving? All those beats from a Grammy Award-winning producer, all those features, all those videos? Just on the concept alone, they should support," said Banner.
About his continued goal of creating music that he can be proud of, he said, "I’m just being honest with you. I make the beats for a lot of the hits that people like. I know what to say. It just don’t sit right in my soul no more. It don’t. Even if I’m one of the people that has done the stuff they’re talking about, it don’t feel right. It just don’t feel right.
"The [album] interludes are very important – that’s what really tied this album together. At the end of the album, I said, ‘If I’m the only one that does this, then that’s fine," he added.
"The goal of Sex, Drugs & Video Games is to show the world urban music is still valuable. And how am I going to do that? Well, I’m glad you asked. I need two million of you to download this free independent album, then I need the same two million of you to donate at least $1 to the movement, but feel free to donate more! There is no maximum donation, and you can even donate now," he encouraged on his website.
Visit David Banner's official website, or click the button below to support the 2M1 Movement.
Check out the tracklisting below and download Sex, Drugs & Video Games:
- Sex, Drugs & Video Games
- Believe ft. Big K.R.I.T.
- Yao Ming (Remix) ft. Chris Brown & A$AP Rocky
- Mothers and Sisters
- Amazing ft. Chris Brown
- Swag (Remix) ft. Kardinal Offishial
- Who's That
- Smoked Out ft. Bun B & Raheem DeVaughn
- Work ft. Don Trip
- The Big Concert
- Californication ft. Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle & Ras Kass
- No Choice ft. J Doe
- Castles In Brooklyn ft. Maino
- Malcolm X (A Song To Me)
- I Look Good ft. Doe Hicks, Luck & Savvy
- Let Me In ft. Tank
- The End
- Yao Ming ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz