David Banner Interview Part 2- On Drinking Alcohol

May 26, 2009 by  
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In part 2 of my interview with David Banner, he explains how before he began working out and getting in shape, he was known for his excessive drinking. Now? Not so much. He says:

“That’s what I was known for, drinking a half a gallon of Hennessy every two days. But now, by the time I work out, that takes me an hour… it takes me a half hour to get ready, a half hour to an hour to get home, wash up and start my day. It’s like, you don’t have time for no bull.”

This is an important aspect of getting in shape or getting “healthy” that people often overlook. It’s this idea of how your process affects other so-called lifestyle choices, like drinking. If you’re in the entertainment business, this is almost triple fold, as our business relies heavily on the drink for, well, everything. You go to a recording studio, there’s generally alcohol around. You go to a listening event, liquor available. Afterwork meet-up with friends, drinks abound. Dinner meeting, I’ll have a glass of red wine with my meal. Hipster bar in Williamsburg to see a new band, ah what the hell, when in Rome, give me a Pabst.

Before you know it, you’re drinking damn near every night of the week. You may not be a raging alcoholic, heck you may not even drink much at all. But there are a lot of calories in alcohol, and on top of that, usually the ingredients that alcohol is mixed with are high in sugar- whether it be juices, sour mix, soda or whatever.

It’s not the worst thing in the world to have a drink from time to time, but think about all the additional calories you’re consuming as a result. And is it all worth it?

That’s debatable. You want to put in face time, that’s for sure. But these days, when a lot of people are telecommuting and such, and it’s all about skill and productivity, you may find yourself opting out of a lot of social engagements and commitments that don’t directly impact you in some very real and identifiable way. Like, showing up for that listening party (and drinking at it, no less) may not get you another assignment from an editor. But getting the proper 8 hours of rest at night, and making sure you’re bright and attentive at 9am, thinking clearly and sending out pitches will.

Your diet and exercise efforts will subconsciously put this all in perspective for you as you move along.

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  1. HOV!

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  2. HOV!

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  3. Ghost Writer says:

    Is Jimmy Valentime here?

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  4. Ghost Writer says:

    Is Jimmy Valentime here?

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  5. icon (trillbert arenas) says:

    “That’s what I was known for, drinking a half a gallon of Hennessy every two day”

    ***Damn….but seriously, that shit isn’t hard to do (none)….You need to stay away from that brown liquor though (c) Ghostface

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  6. icon (trillbert arenas) says:

    “That’s what I was known for, drinking a half a gallon of Hennessy every two day”

    ***Damn….but seriously, that shit isn’t hard to do (none)….You need to stay away from that brown liquor though (c) Ghostface

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  7. icon (trillbert arenas) says:

    where is the other nigga from Crooked Lettaz (sp?) What, is he like that second ninja from Organized Konfusion?

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  8. icon (trillbert arenas) says:

    where is the other nigga from Crooked Lettaz (sp?) What, is he like that second ninja from Organized Konfusion?

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  9. Ghost Writer says:

    *Daps all*

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  10. Ghost Writer says:

    *Daps all*

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  11. icon (trillbert arenas) says:

    I see and David Banner and Bossman share shirts, and shit (none)

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  12. icon (trillbert arenas) says:

    I see and David Banner and Bossman share shirts, and shit (none)

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  13. el feces loco says:

    A ZOMBIE movie made for just $90 looks set to land a Hollywood deal at the Cannes Film Festival.

    ^^^This is gonna be an epic come up for that guy, He said: “I was hungover and wondered if a film from the zombie’s perspective had been done. ..$90 bucks into millions…FML

    news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25539317-5003420,00.html

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  14. el feces loco says:

    A ZOMBIE movie made for just $90 looks set to land a Hollywood deal at the Cannes Film Festival.

    ^^^This is gonna be an epic come up for that guy, He said: “I was hungover and wondered if a film from the zombie’s perspective had been done. ..$90 bucks into millions…FML

    news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25539317-5003420,00.html

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  15. PW says:

    Is there some sort of new policy regarding tinypic urls? I’ve tried to put up a link minus the http and the post wont even show up.

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  16. PW says:

    Is there some sort of new policy regarding tinypic urls? I’ve tried to put up a link minus the http and the post wont even show up.

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  17. This bitch sold out…this bitch sold out…

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  18. This bitch sold out…this bitch sold out…

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  19. cOLD says:

    A ZOMBIE movie made for just $90 looks set to land a Hollywood deal at the Cannes Film Festival.

    ^ this gives me great hope.

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  20. cOLD says:

    A ZOMBIE movie made for just $90 looks set to land a Hollywood deal at the Cannes Film Festival.

    ^ this gives me great hope.

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  21. el feces loco says:

    # PW Says:
    May 26th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Is there some sort of new policy regarding tinypic urls? I’ve tried to put up a link minus the http and the post wont even show up.

    ^^Amateur..tinyurls..is mostly for motherfuckers that can’t post within the margins..

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  22. el feces loco says:

    # PW Says:
    May 26th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Is there some sort of new policy regarding tinypic urls? I’ve tried to put up a link minus the http and the post wont even show up.

    ^^Amateur..tinyurls..is mostly for motherfuckers that can’t post within the margins..

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  23. BK Cyph says:

    Yeah I barely drink. Now i just gotta chill with the snacks. lol
    good insight tho

  24. Vicky says:

    Great article but it didn’t have evnr-thiegyI didn’t find the kitchen sink!

  25. mit diesem neuen iphone ist das enue iphone4 verzon gemeint. diese hat keine sim-card und kann in der usa verwendet werden wenn man beim anbieter verzon ein abo hat und nicht bei at&t…VA:F [1.9.20_1166]please wait…VA:F [1.9.20_1166](from 0 votes)

  26. http://www./ says:

    That pain, not the truth exactly, but the knowledge that you’ve been lying to yourself – You’ve been betraying you. That’s my favorite kind of pain. He must have enjoyed that, you were his little human Rubik’s cube.Torture with a clear conscience, Because the suffering was all your own doing.And now you’re “stronger”… Win – Win.

  27. All we have to do is make the Afganistan war relate to him somehow. His adolescent ego will demand that he engage in a flurry of activity, rhetoric, and action.Or we could convince him that Afghanistan is in actuality a close ally with a democratic tradition. Then he'd really want to bend it over and eff it.

  28. http://www./ says:

    Arkadaşlar ben de hamile yastığını kullanıyorum son derece memnunum. Piyasadaki ürünlerden daha kaliteli ve uygun. herkese tavsiye ederim. Hepinize sağlıklı günler dilerim.

  29. http://www./ says:

    Pues yo he leído alguna queja sobre que el logo es blanco en lugar de negro o que las franjas así, sin más, quedan mal (¿y cuando tenían lo de "Shônen Manga" o "EDT/Glénat" no?), así que ya me espero cualquier cambio.

  30. Frank would destroy Randy. If Randy was in his prime? I think Randy could win, but right now Frank would destroy Randy. I’m a huge Randy fan, but it is the truth.

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