T.I., Killer Mike, and David Banner Break Down the Power of Hood Economics | Complex Current

  • Published: 12 September 2019
  • Killer Mike joins friends Clifford “T.I.” Harris and David Banner for an honest conversation on the economic issues facing neighborhoods of color. The rappers-turned-businessmen share their personal perspective on the importance of buying back, rebuilding, and transforming those communities for the better. In the spirit of giving back, they also discuss the value in teaching kids how to better themselves, and the benefits of working a legitimate job instead of hustling.

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  • Dasha R
    Dasha R  17 hours back

    David Banner ahhhh!!. I love what your doing here.

    • Corey Lindsey
      Corey Lindsey  2 days back

      Wear Jordan’s skecthey

      • soul Butterfly
        soul Butterfly  4 days back

        When i saw these 3 together. For the first time years ago i knew they had something to say.

        • Alfred Minor
          Alfred Minor  4 days back

          More blessings brothers

          • Udig entertainment
            Udig entertainment  5 days back

            I love these brothers 💪🏽

            • S. Michelle
              S. Michelle  6 days back

              David Banner brought me here.

              • Ntegrity Music
                Ntegrity Music  6 days back

                I’m trying to show the young people in REAL TIME


                • William Vance
                  William Vance  7 days back

                  We need more of this

                  • Yvonne Chaboya
                    Yvonne Chaboya  7 days back

                    What is the website I can check out to get a job I'm in cali and is the work you're doing expanded over here ?

                    • Todd T
                      Todd T  1 weeks back

                      David, black people are not the most oppressed. Maybe in the past but not nowadays. Stop making excuses.

                      • Maurice Campbell
                        Maurice Campbell  1 weeks back

                        Killer Mike is correct in his approach by bringing theses brothers together and on the right track and taking there place as the new black activists in the Black community. Every hip-hop artist have a duty and obligation , because they have the ears of the people, community and it's very important to what message we put out, because Black people around the world is watching and emulating the culture and America Black population. My name is Maurice Campbell aka Mark Abdullah and my organization RANN is organizing a African Diaspora Economic Summit in 2021. Our agenda, mission and plan of action is to organizing, strategizing and mobilizing an economic movement and economic model to create:
                        Black Ownership Groups
                        Black investment Groups
                        Black Pro-fit Sharing
                        Black Job Creation
                        Stay tuned for more information.

                        • Vivian miller
                          Vivian miller  2 weeks back

                          T I. with all due respect brother we are NOT all the same , We are a superior people . Our organs are definitely superior ( Organ Harvesting)

                          • Justin Maupin
                            Justin Maupin  2 weeks back

                            People that use to glorify bitches and hoes, selling drugs, etc. Talking about making communities better. Anyone who takes these fools serious are lost.

                            • holychronic 99
                              holychronic 99  2 weeks back

                              P0p p0p p0p dirty souf!!! Much love, very inspirational. Imagine all the goodness if they were on some righteous, positive, W0KE messages back in the day. but they had 2 transition from boyz 2 men who are now worthy 2b elders 2day. All glory and praises go to Yahweh, WE r His True Chosen Ppl

                              • Chuck Brenner Indianashogman

                                Y'all need to think more about, prepping

                                • Michele Moore
                                  Michele Moore  2 weeks back

                                  Why is T.I. even up there?! Ugh, he is an embarrassment.

                                  • og status
                                    og status  1 weeks back

                                    Because he has just as much impact on the black community as the others..

                                • Black Light Spirit
                                  Black Light Spirit  2 weeks back


                                  • Black Light Spirit
                                    Black Light Spirit  2 weeks back

                                    KILLER MIKE IS WORKING FOR THE MAN.

                                    • Black Light Spirit
                                      Black Light Spirit  2 weeks back


                                      • James Williams
                                        James Williams  2 weeks back

                                        Peace.. Make it happen; fellas...

                                        • Hermena Thompson
                                          Hermena Thompson  2 weeks back

                                          Yes God!! we are headed in the right direction. I so appreciate my Brothers for continuing in leadership!!!

                                          • KILLAZONE XXV3
                                            KILLAZONE XXV3  2 weeks back

                                            They gunning down everyone while Aiming at Men out Men. If only they could see that... They will eventually. But the queation is if they would say it.

                                            • Keisha Fallin
                                              Keisha Fallin  2 weeks back

                                              I do not like renters.. They don't care about the value of cleaning and up keep of the community. Don't throw your trash out the window in your neighborhood. Don't dump food in the streets. Stop shooting up the neighborhood. Take Care of your neighborhood..

                                              • ifengozi
                                                ifengozi  2 weeks back

                                                These brothas are the epitome of what it means to be a black man ♥ ♥ ♥ I expect to see this version of brothas to exponentially increase in exposure over the next few years! 🙌🏾

                                                • Geaux Bosshawg Go! !!
                                                  Geaux Bosshawg Go! !!  2 weeks back

                                                  Keep it up fellas

                                                  • S Eichorn
                                                    S Eichorn  2 weeks back

                                                    the US taxpayers gave $50 BILLION in foreign aid in 2019. that is a big FUCK YOU to poor Americans.

                                                    • Bena
                                                      Bena  2 weeks back

                                                      We need more discussions like this. I love seeing these three together making moves!

                                                      • Tracie Games
                                                        Tracie Games  2 weeks back

                                                        the only thing you can control is yourself, and the hardest thing to control is yourself.

                                                        • tharizza011
                                                          tharizza011  3 weeks back

                                                          Around the 4:10 mark they talk about people being proud of their communities. Now days, snitching is a thing these same rappers speak about as being “against hood ethics.” Fuck TI. He’s such a hypocrite

                                                          • Lark Ford
                                                            Lark Ford  3 weeks back

                                                            Man, I should have a sit down with these guys. I’ve developed strategic plans of actions and a thorough blueprint that could bring us out of the whole collectively, faster than just sitting an waiting for the right people to make the first move. Join my fb group “Men who are darker”. We’re collectively practicing group economics and forming chapters in our designated communities then bringing those chapters together as a whole.

                                                            • Beccmatic IsAtiT
                                                              Beccmatic IsAtiT  3 weeks back

                                                              One of my favorite all time videos. I will watch this over and over and share it. I love the knowledge, uplifting, and love.

                                                              • Namiko Jovan
                                                                Namiko Jovan  3 weeks back


                                                                • Diana Black
                                                                  Diana Black  3 weeks back

                                                                  SHALOM! I Love this and I need some investors for my DEALS. 🖤☝

                                                                  • Shannon Butler
                                                                    Shannon Butler  3 weeks back

                                                                    These are our black political leaders? Embarrassing smh

                                                                    • Adrian Cline-Bailey
                                                                      Adrian Cline-Bailey  3 weeks back

                                                                      I'm a simple man, I see T.I, Killer Mike and Banner in the same sentence, I hit a like.

                                                                      • MrJules409
                                                                        MrJules409  3 weeks back

                                                                        Nothing wrong w loans tip. Loans are actually giving you the power of leveraging deals and having more buying power with the capital your using to pay all cash. As long as the terms i.e. interest rate and amortization schedule are favorable, then pimp the banks money.

                                                                        • Michael Swindler
                                                                          Michael Swindler  3 weeks back

                                                                          Powerful and I loved it !

                                                                          • Cornelius Kokose
                                                                            Cornelius Kokose  3 weeks back

                                                                            Man, shoulda been Nip sitting up there instead on Tip 😢😢

                                                                            • Janet Darby
                                                                              Janet Darby  3 weeks back

                                                                              Politics buying =agenda

                                                                              • Janet Darby
                                                                                Janet Darby  3 weeks back

                                                                                I’m not hard on us either. We need us

                                                                                • Janet Darby
                                                                                  Janet Darby  3 weeks back

                                                                                  We use to do group economics

                                                                                  • Benji
                                                                                    Benji  3 weeks back

                                                                                    talkin bout a cool tek , but go get that 9-5 and act right...

                                                                                    • TRUMP2020 Real president

                                                                                      What you're saying is if you're a renter you don't have to clean up your house the landlord supposed to do that for you the landlord supposed to police the neighborhood that you rent in that makes no sense what you just said

                                                                                      • TRUMP2020 Real president

                                                                                        one of those examples of a black man cheating on his wife multiple times going to prison welcome TI and a person that knows nothing about politics but talks like he knows everything

                                                                                        • Mannyboi 1981
                                                                                          Mannyboi 1981  3 weeks back

                                                                                          All three like always has some great points

                                                                                          • DIGITAL ASSET OBSERVER
                                                                                            DIGITAL ASSET OBSERVER  3 weeks back

                                                                                            MY SKIN IS MAYBE LIGHT/WHITE ... BUT IM A BROTHER TO THOSE WHO CALL ME BROTHER

                                                                                            • L.T.I Network
                                                                                              L.T.I Network  3 weeks back

                                                                                              I like how you guys use your words and hit on points for us to impower ourselves

                                                                                              • Lark Ginae
                                                                                                Lark Ginae  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Very powerful!!! Why are the oppressors educating our kids???