"It's going to be really hard for people next year. I'm coming," a smiling David Banner told AOL Music News last night at L.A.'s House of Blues, where he joined tennis player Serena Williams and former Destiny's Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, among others, for a sold-out T.I. show.

Banner, a proud representative of Mississippi, has been on the West Coast working on movies these days, including 'Black Snake,' in which he co-stars with Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Christina Ricci. The rapper says he's got three other "major projects" on the way, hinting that he hasn't just been acting. He's been working in the studio with his dogs, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, among others.

His work with Snoop, Banner says coyly, consisted of "a couple of little special tidbits and treats for the world." Asked whether we'd hear those tidbits on Snoop's upcoming 'Blue Carpet Treatment' album, he says that's up to Snoop: "Whatever Snoop want to do is good."

Banner also has an upcoming Cartoon Network program called 'Crooked 'Sip,' inspired by his Mississippi home. "I executive produced, co-wrote, the whole nine. It's about a lot of things that go on in the South, Mississippi specifically," he says. "I have a tendency to be a very political rapper, and what I found out is a lot of times the best way to get people to learn is to make them enjoy it.'" 'Crooked 'Sip,' he says, should debut before year end.