David Banner is launching a line of jerseys to honor Emmitt Till, a teen who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. “I’m wearing a 55 on my chest for the year he got murdered,” Banner said. “I’m trying to have everything in the store, around summertime.” Two white men were acquitted by an all white jury of the murder.
You may recognize the name from Kayne West’s hit song “Through the Wire”. The Rocafella artist spit a line saying “Scared as hell that a guy look like Emmit Till”, referring to his looks after his car crash in Chicago, Il.
The jersey is only a part of the all jersey clothing line David Banner has released under the clothing line name “Mississippi Pimp”. You can see samples of the line in all of Banner’s videos including the hit “Like A Pimp”. The jerseys have also been seen on 106 & Park and in quite a few magazines.