Rapper's are learning
to side step bootleggers and Internet piracy by placing contest pieces in their
CD's, in which lucky fans can win cars, cash, jewelry and other lucrative rewards.
David Banner will
have a contest for his latest CD, MTA2-Baptized In Dirty Water. Banner
will give five lucky fans a chance to further their education by offering five
"I come from
an under-privileged background in Jackson, Mississippi," David Banner said.
"I struggled to get my undergrad and then my Masters degree and now that
I've 'made it' I am blessed with the ability to give back."
Five game pieces
will be placed randomly in the first 300,000 copies of the album. If the lucky
winner doesn't wish to further their education, Banner is requesting that they
give the piece to a family member that will.
credit owning my own business and making it in the record industry as an entrepreneur,
producer, and artist to having an education," Banner continued. "I
want to make it easier for others to continue theirs."
All prize claims
must be received no later than February 28, 2004.
In related news,
Banner attempted to give a homecoming concert at Southern University, but was
rejected by the school's administration.
Banner, who was
the Student Government Association president at SU, said that he was going to
give the concert for the university for free, but protests arose when parents
at a high school complained about Banner's possible performance.
Banner said that
he was considering a concert outside of the University for the students, free