#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.
Lloyd Banks Says That "Cold Corner 3" Will Be A Commercial Release
The last time we heard from Lloyd Banks, it was during the G-Unit press run for The Beast Is G-Unit. At that time (back in March), the Punchline King confirmed that Cold Corner 3 was indeed still happening, but that's about where the information started and ended.
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Who Had The Better Verse: Fabolous Vs. Lloyd Banks
New York has always had a strong lineage of lyrical rappers. The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Rakim, and Jay Z cultivated New York Rap with their lyrical candor and unblemished wordplay. While some tried to follow the blueprint of these rap aficionados, many failed. Despite there being a dearth of lyrical rappers representing NY, Fabolous and Lloyd Banks have undoubtedly left their marks. Neither is loud and boisterous, but each pack huge punches within their arsenal. When both men collide on a record, all you hear are #bars, making it pretty difficult to gauge who out-rapped the other.
Lloyd Banks Confirms "Cold Corner 3" Still In The Works, Speaks On "Hot Nigga" Beat
You might recall that two years ago, Lloyd Banks announced Cold Corner 3, and at the time, he said it could drop in two weeks time. Well, two weeks has definitely gone and went, and no sign of Cold Corner 3.
G-Unit Talks "The Beast Is G-Unit" EP, Fake Love From Other Rappers
G-Unit is out on the road promotion their new EP The Beauty Of Independence. Stopping by Connecticut's Hot 9.31, Buck, Banks, Yayo and Kidd Kidd, addressed why their new projects don't have guest features. “I know a lot of [the love] is not genuine... I think a lot of it really is genuine when it comes from the fans,” Young Buck said. “From the artists, nah, I don’t know. It’s like I didn’t see none of you dudes rooting to try to get G-Unit back together when we were not together.”
Lloyd Banks Pushes Security Guard Blocking Him From Fans
Lloyd Banks is not a rapper we see in the news very often, but today he's making headlines with new footage circulating from his tour overseas.
50 Cent Speaks On Taunting Floyd Mayweather & Bringing G-Unit Back Together
50 Cent has been poking fun at boxing champion Floyd Mayweather over the course of the last week, claiming that Mayweather is unable to read and challenging him to a read off. The taunting continued for a few days on Fif's Instagram page.
G-Unit Releases A Surprise New EP, "The Beauty Of Independence"
Well, this is a welcome surprise. After releasing a steady stream of quality remixes--and two original tracks--over the past few months, G-Unit now returns with their first project since reuniting in June. Titled The Beauty Of Independence, the brand new EP hit iTunes at 11:30PM EST and features six brand new tracks from 50, Buck, Banks, Yayo, and Kidd. The album's clear highlight is "Changes," which features 50 addressing his breakup with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine over a piano-laced instrumental. Look for production credits to make their way online soon.
Bobby Shmurda Claims Lloyd Banks Never Bought "Hot Nigga" Beat
There has been a fair amount of outcry from Lloyd Banks fans over the past few weeks claiming that New York's Bobby Shmurda lifted the G-Unit rapper's "Jackpot" instrumental without giving due credit to the original emcee. Now, Shmurda has finally addressed the issue, claiming that Banks never actually bought the production from Jahlil Beats in the first place.
G-Unit Reunites At Summer Jam
Apparently 50 likes his milk spoiled. Just a few months after referring to his G-Unit associates as "having an expiration date," the general has officially reunited live onstage with Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck. Tonight's Summer Jam performance marks the first time the entire group has performed together since 2008 when 50 leaked audio of Buck crying to him for advice to the internet, prompting a split between the Straight Outta Ca$hville rapper and the G-Unit head honcho. This is also 50 Cent's first time headlining a Summer Jam show in over a decade.
Troy Ave Responds To 50 Cent's Comment That Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Are His Hype Men
50 Cent has been trolling long before the days of the internet. Almost every interview with the outspoken rapper finds him making a few deliberate statements to get a rise out of someone, often another rapper. His recent comments concerning former G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo were no exception, with the rapper saying that they've come to a point where they've resorted to becoming newcomer Troy Ave's hype men, as they appeared in his video.
50 Cent Says G-Unit Is "Dismantled"
It's no secret that the once-strong walls of G-Unit have been crumbling for some time, with Tony Yayo declaring that money ruined the group last year, and 50 Cent stopping short of saying the group was "dead" earlier this month.
Tony Yayo Responds To 50 Cent's Comments Comparing Him To Spoiled Milk
50 Cent has been doing the interview circuit later, and he's taken no prisoners when addressing his former G-Unit collaborators. While he's made a few comments about the rapper's that once occupied his circle, including calling them Troy Ave's hype men, one comment stood out in particular.
50 Cent Says Puff Daddy Is "An Excellent Entertainer, Not An Artist"
50 Cent was the guest on today's edition of the Breakfast Club, and as always he had some controversial remarks to make during his appearance. The rapper spoke of his former G-Unit collaborators Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, who he likened to spoiled milk, as well as Diddy (or Puff Daddy as he's now calling himself again), who he compared to Milli Vanilli. “Some people, they’re like milk,” said Fif of Yayo and Banks. "They have an expiration date and no matter what you do, they’ll spoil after a while.”
Lloyd Banks Reveals Cover Art For "Cold Corner 3" Mixtape
A few weeks back, Llloyd Banks made an announcement that his next project, Cold Corner 3, was on its way. With the release date expected to be here soon, Banks has decided to reveal the cover art for the project today.
Lloyd Banks Says "Cold Corner 3" Is Ready & Could Drop In 2 Weeks
Lloyd Banks had announced that he'd have two new mixtapes coming soon, and it took awhile but we finally got A.O.N: Failure's No Option, and now has a new projects coming fairly soon. Performing in Cambridge, Banks told the crowd that they could expect his next project Cold Corner 3 soon, and as we could see it in as soon as two weeks. Hopefully we do see CC3 soon, but no matter what we can expect a quality tape as Banks has been bringing fire lately.
Review: Lloyd Banks' "F.N.O. (Failure's No Option)"
Lloyd Banks' pedigree as an ill emcee speaks for itself at this point. During G-Unit’s active days, Banks was widely considered the best pure spitter in the group. Very little has changed in that regard; if anything Banks' career since the early 2000s has distinguished him as one of the most technically savvy rappers out. F.N.O. (Failure's No Option) only makes it easier to argue the case.