Certified (David Banner album)

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Certified
Studio album by David Banner
Released September 20, 2005 (US)
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 68:36
Label SRC / Universal Records
Producer David Banner
Jazze Pha
Lil Jon
Mr. Collipark
Vaushaun "Maestro" Brooks
David Banner chronology
MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water
(2003)
Certified
(2005)
The Greatest Story Ever Told
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly (B-) link
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10) link
Pop Matters 8.0/10 stars link
Stylus (B-) link
RapReviews 9/10 stars link
Vibe 3.5/5 stars llink
USA Today 3/4 stars link
Rap Critic 2/5 stars link

Certified is the fifth studio album by American rapper and record producer David Banner. It was released on September 20, 2005. Most of the album's production was handled by Banner. The album features guest appearances from Jadakiss, Jazze Pha, Talib Kweli, Twista and Jagged Edge, among others. The first single was "Ain't Got Nothing" (backed with "Certified"). The second single was the very explicit and highly popular "Play" (backed with "Westside") which reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In early 2006 promotional "Gangsta Walk" and "On Everything" (backed with "Fucking") were released.[1]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Time
1 "Lost Souls" David Banner, Craig Love (co.) 3:15
2 "Treat Me Like A" Lil Jon Jadakiss 3:53
3 "Gangsta Walk" Cyber Sapp Three 6 Mafia, Marcus, 8Ball & MJG 4:28
4 "2 Fingers" David Banner Jagged Edge 3:29
5 "Play" Mr. Collipark 3:50
6 "Fucking" Jazze Pha Jazze Pha 3:51
7 "Thinking of You" David Banner, Kevin Rudolf (co.) Case 5:03
8 "On Everything" Get Cool Twista 4:09
9 "Certified" David Banner Marcus 4:11
10 "Ain't Got Nothing" David Banner Magic & Lil Boosie 3:52
11 "Bloody War" David Banner B.G. 4:30
12 "Westside" Maestro 3:32
13 "Take Your" David Banner Too Short, Bun B & Jazze Pha 4:42
14 "My Life" David Banner, Mike Hartnett (co.) Sky Keeton 3:54
15 "Ridin'" Down Beat Talib Kweli & Dead Prez 4:34
16 "X-ed" David Banner Kamikaze 3:41
17 "Crossroads" David Banner, Billy Hume (co.), Jake Arnold (co.) Grout 3:45
18 "Shake that Booty" (Krumpa Remix) (iTunes Bonus track) David Banner Elephant Man 3:10

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