david-banner1.jpgMississippi native, David Banner, will release his new album, Greatest Story Ever Told, on October 9 on Universal Motown/SRC Records. The LP features the lead single, “Speaker,” a collaboration with Akon, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. In addition, the album will feature appearances and production by Chris Brown, Jim Jones, UGK, Cool & Dre and Nitti. “Everybody wants to hear the hits and I got ‘em,” says Banner. “But I wouldn’t be calling it The Greatest Story if it also wasn’t truthful. My fans know I’m going to be telling it straight-up however I’m coming.”

In addition, Banner and his charitable organization, Heal The Hood, was honored by the Black Caucus of Mississippi’s state legislature for their humanitarian efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims. Heal The Hood helped raise over $500,000 and distributed the funds to various Southern communities and organizations in Mississippi, Alabama and New Orleans.