Birdland/Hal and Mal's (David Banner)
"There’s a club called the Birdland, in Jackson, Mississippi. The club has been open since the 1940s, and it was one of the places where black people could come and perform and not have any problems. It only holds about 300 people max, but it’s just a feeling that you have in there, the spirit that you have in there—there’s really no other feeling like that.
“Hal and Mal’s—I like performing there, too, ‘cause that’s where all the bands go and perform. So there’s like an indie rock type of feel." – David Banner (Jackson, Miss.)
(Photo: rapper Yo Gotti and his posse perform at Birdland)