Cadillac on 22's

Cadillac on 22's

David Banner

David Banner’s Open Letter to Rap Basement about the Cadillacs on 22’s Song and Video

“Given the fact that this single is so different from the last song, I thought that I’d take the time to break down the meaning of the song and the video so that you could clearly understand what is I am trying to get across to the audience.

First off, the reason why I choose Cadillac on 22s as my second single because I wanted to show my diversity as an artist and give people a glimpse of my spiritual side. The song is a musical letter to God explaining to him that despite all, I am still his child and no matter how hard I stray in the streets, or how crazy I may get on a record, I am still aspiring to do God’s work. I interpret that to be reaching people in the streets with music that is attractive to them so that they can receive a message that is proactive. It’s like I’ve said in so many of my interviews, my music is like a bible with a Playboy cover on it. The average person may pick it up because of the cover (i.e. “Like A Pimp”) but when they finally sit down and check it out they get a little food for thought as well.

Traditionally the Cadillac has always been a symbol of wealth and prosperity, especially in the South. That’s why I decided to use the Cadillac as a symbol of the current state of which is oversaturated with “bling, bling.” The child represents the millions of kids who impressionable minds are attracted to the flashy images, which in effect is destroying them. I represent the new breed of street oriented rapper that is reaching rap fans with a mixture of music they want to hear along with a message they need to listen to life-giving music. Music that reflect both sides of life: the joy, the pain and the injustices that take place in this world. That’s the symbolic meaning of me touching the people on the streets and them rising to follow me. I am touching them with my music and the music is rejuvenating their spirit. Also you’ll notice that there is a bluesman playing the guitar throughout the video. He represents the sprit of redemption.

I hope that you enjoy the video and thank you again for your continuous support.

Sincerely,

David Banner