Banger Boy Records was founded by James Kline on September 4, 2000 at 1778 Martin Luther King Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kline’s purpose for establishing the label was to unify the local gangs through music. He vowed to create a universal platform that would allow individuals from rival gangs to be in the presence of each other without violence. In doing so, he unwittingly eliminated the tension between his family members that were in opposing gangs.
“I have to say, to all my people; Vice Lords(all families), Black Peace Stones, Four Corner Hustlers, Gangster Disciples, Black Gangster Disciples, Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings, Mara Salvatrucha, Mississippi Mafia, Texas Mafia, Aryan Nation, etc.; We are a reflection of life and life is a mirror image of us. It is our responsibility to our village to rear the youth and impose structure. Our actions determine their reactions. Our wisdom is their knowledge. Our opposition insights their hate. Our peace becomes their love. Time changes everything. Everything changes in time. If you exist without change, you cease to exist.” – James Kline