In 2007 David Banner stepped out of the booth and onto Capital Hill when he spoke before the United States Congress in a hearing about violence and misogyny. He and Master P spoke on behalf of Hip-Hop and rap music in an effort to defend the art from from lawmakers and culture critics looking to blame the music for everything that is wrong in America. The most memorable moment came when he said:

“I can admit there are some problems in hip hop but it is only a reflection of what’s taking place in our society. Hip hop is sick because America is sick.”

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