10 Essential Lloyd Banks Tracks
Lloyd Banks was 22 when he released his debut album The Hunger For More in 2004, one year after 50 Cent's monumental debut Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Banks had already forged a reputation as the Punchline King, and he was G-Unit's undisputed next-up. He felt like the next big thing in rap.
The Game's 5 Best Diss Tracks
The Game's fallout with 50 Cent shortly after the release of The Documentary in 2005 led him to release not one, not two, but dozens of diss tracks against 50 and G-Unit. While Game has taken shots at other rappers -- and non-rappers ("I'd kick David Beckham's ass on any given day") -- roughly 97% percent of his diss tracks have attempted to humiliate and emasculate G-Unit. In light of Game's new Meek Mill diss track "92 Bars," let us revisit five of the most memorable diss tracks released over the course of his prolific diss career.
Lloyd Banks Announces "All Or Nothing: Live It Up" Mixtape Release Date
Lloyd Banks doesn't drop tapes too often anymore, so it's always a big deal when he does. Fans of the G-Unit rapper will be happy to hear that his upcoming All Or Nothing: Live It Up mixtape with DJ Drama now has an official release date, and they'll only have about a week's wait until the music arrives.
50 Cent & DJ Whoo Kid Have A New Mixtape Coming
G-Unit fans are having a good month. Last week, a DJ Whoo Kid-presented collection of unreleased material from 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Kidd Kidd, made its way online as The Lost Flash Drive, and it appears Whoo Kid has more where that came from.
50 Cent Not Sure Why He And The Game Started Beefing In The First Place
Three weeks after squashing his decade-long beef with The Game at a Los Angeles strip club, 50 Cent revealed that he's unsure why he and Game started beefing in the first place in an interview with Big Boy on LA's Real 92.3.
DJ Whoo Kid Announces “Lost Flash Drive” Mixtape With G-Unit
Well here’s some unexpected news that G-Unit fans will be excited to hear. A new mixtape full of unreleased music is on the way from the former NYC group, and it’s expected to arrive next week.
Young Buck Reportedly Sentenced To 7 Months In Prison
After being released from jail on August 1st, Young Buck has been sentenced to 7 months in prison after violating the conditions of his release, according to Nashville Scene.
The Game & 50 Cent Officially Squash Their Beef In Strip Club
Back in May, rumors started floating around of The Game and 50 Cent reuniting, rumors which The Game quickly shut down, but nonetheless it didn't seem like it was entirely in bad blood, as the rapper said of Fif, "he’s doing his thing man, I'm doing mine thang, Banks, Buck, Yayo, they all doing their thang.
The Game Shuts Down Rumors Of 50 Cent Reunion
Last week, rumors were circulating across the internet that The Game & 50 Cent might be reuniting soon, after Blood Money affiliate Pharaoh Jackson alluded that the two were getting back together on IG. Well it turns out that reunion won’t be happening anytime soon unfortunately.
Are 50 Cent & The Game Reuniting?
Are 50 Cent and The Game finally putting the past behind them? Speculation arises on the internet today thanks to a few Instagram posts from one of The Game's affiliates/Blood Money signees. As recent as February of this year it appeared as though the former friends and collaborators were still beefing-- when The Game posed with Lloyd Banks for a photo, 50 was quick to respond, calling it confusing.
50 Cent Says The Game & Lloyd Banks' Instagram Photo Was For Publicity
The Game recently attended a club party in Hollywood that was hosted by 50 Cent, perhaps a sign that their decade-old beef might finally be coming to an end.
50 Cent Holds Up "R.I.P Meek Mill" Shirt At Oakland Concert
Though 50 Cent recently turned his attention back to Puffy (who was recently accused of putting out a $1 million hit on Tupac), he's still got plenty of trolling saved up for Meek Mill.
Kidd Kidd Raps An MMG Diss Track At 50 Cent Concert
On Friday night, at the first of two release concerts in support of 50 Cent's The Kanan Tape, the G-Unit boss was able to get a crowd of New Yorkers to chant "fuck Meek Mill!" Last night, at the second show, moving from BB King's to the Highline Ballroom, G-Unit's Kidd Kidd jumped in on the beef, and rapped lines from an MMG diss track he's apparently been working on.
Tony Yayo Jumps In On The Meek Mill/50 Cent Beef
Meek Mill dissed 50 Cent on his new 4/4 track "Gave Em Hope," and 50 clapped back quickly today by sharing several of the Internet's pettiest memes clowning the Philly rapper.
50 Cent Will Release "The Kanan Tape" On Thanksgiving
It's gonna be a hip-hop Thanksgiving this year. Lil Wayne has confirmed that No Ceilings 2 will drop on Turkey Day, as will Erykah Badu's But You Cain't Use My Phone.
#TBT: Lloyd Banks' Early Singles
It's been about 11 years since Lloyd Banks began releasing a string of platinum singles for his debut album The Hunger For More. The Queens-born MC took the game over with those cuts: "On Fire," "I'm So Fly," and "Karma." Banks didn't slow down for about a decade, marking an unforgettable run that has to be given tribute with a Throwback Thursday.
Lloyd Banks Reveals "Halloween Havoc 2" Mixtape Tracklist
Lloyd Banks has been quiet for too long, so fans will be happy to hear that the G-Unit rapper is dropping a new mixtape later today. After teasing the possibility of the sequel back in 2012, Banks is now delivering on his promise of the Halloween Havoc 2 mixtape, the follow-up to his 2008 project.
Is Lloyd Banks Finally Dropping His "Halloween Havoc 2" Mixtape?
Lloyd Banks is quick to announce projects, but not as quick to deliver on the promise. The G-Unit rapper hinted at a sequel to his Halloween Havoc mixtape way back in 2012, and so far, we've seen no sign of it.
D12 Reveal Cover Art & Release Date For New Mixtape
Two days ago we premiered a new record from D12 rapper Swifty McVay, "Funeral," but that's just the tip of the iceberg. D12 have been working together again, and today Swifty has unveiled the cover art and release date for a new mixtape from the early '00s group.
Screen King Immortal: 10 Times 50 Cent Was Name-Dropped In Film & TV
For a while there, in the mid-2000s, 50 Cent was the most visible hip hop star in the country. To this day, he's the only rapper that my 86-year-old grandma can name. Such was his prominence that if you were writing a script for a television show or movie and needed shorthand for "a gangster rapper who everyone knows," odds are you'd pick him. Perfectly fitting the bill for the street-affiliated, unfuckwithable image popularized by '90s legends Tupac and Biggie, Fif also had a dash of showmanship that made him a little less intimidating to the general public.