MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (2003) Padded with remixes and cameos, Banner's third CD of 2003 is a rush release, for sure, but the producer-rapper doesn't slack off. His Marlboro-scorched bark… 2003-12-23 David Banner
Music Review

MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Dec 23, 2003; Lead Performance: David Banner

Padded with remixes and cameos, Banner's third CD of 2003 is a rush release, for sure, but the producer-rapper doesn't slack off. His Marlboro-scorched bark balances belligerence with sensitive sentiments, while the skeletal beats create a Southern gothic-goes-crunk vibe -- they're spooky and Jeep ready. Worth buying if only for ''The Christmas Song,'' possibly the most profane holiday tune of all time.

Originally posted Jan 16, 2004 Published in issue #746 Jan 16, 2004 Order article reprints