Lloyd Banks

Nov
3
New Music: Lloyd Banks f/ Akon – ‘Celebrity’

Lloyd Banks and Akon

The money, cars, and clothes haven’t changed Lloyd Banks. The grounded G-Unit rapper spits about the ups and downs of being a “Celebrity,” including the groupies and intense media scrutiny, while Akon provides an ominous hook over the snapping instrumental.

“I’m telling mainstream that this is where I’m from, regardless of how far I’ve come,” Banks tells Rap-Up.com of the cut from his third album. “I’m still from Southside Jamaica, Queens, and I take the fame in a little different.”

Satisfy your cravings for H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) below.

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Oct
28
Rap-Up TV: Lloyd Banks Co-Signs Wiz Khalifa and J. Cole

Lloyd Banks reveals which of today’s rising rap stars he’s banking on. “Wiz Khalifa, I like what he’s doing. He’s consistent,” Banks tells Rap-Up TV, while also giving props to J. Cole and Curren$y. “I respect longevity and consistency,” he explains before sharing how new artists can increase their buzz online. Take note rookies.

Previous: Lloyd Banks Weighs in on Competing with Kanye & Nicki Minaj

Oct
25
Rap-Up TV: Lloyd Banks Weighs in on Competing with Kanye & Nicki Minaj

Lloyd Banks’ third album H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) will go up against Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, and more on the biggest release day of the year, November 22. The G-Unit soldier weighs in on the competition and explains how his next single “Start It Up,” featuring Kanye, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, and Fabolous, came together.

Previous: Lloyd Banks Talks Eminem Collaboration

Oct
22
Rap-Up TV: Lloyd Banks Talks Eminem Collaboration

Lloyd Banks trades verses with Eminem on the Boi-1da-produced “Where I’m At” for his third solo album H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2), due November 22. The G-Unit soldier explains how the track came to be and what to expect.

“Lyrically it’s taking it to another place,” he tells Rap-Up TV. “This is a unique record and it’s powerful.”

Although they didn’t record together in the studio this time, Banks says Em’s dedication to his craft inspires him to work harder.

Oct
21
Video: Lloyd Banks Meets Chelsea Handler

Lloyd Banks was in the hot seat last night on “Chelsea Lately,” chatting it up with the hostess and joking about her alleged romance with his boss 50 Cent. During the interview, Banks discusses his favorite drink Hawaiian Punch, his upcoming tour overseas, and his lack of a female companion since he came in the game.

“I don’t have a girlfriend or anything. I’ve been a whore, basically,” joked Banks, whose album H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) drops November 22. “A lot of rappers have relationships, but it doesn’t work out most of the time.”

Watch Banks keep up with the saucy host above.

Video via Mr. World Premiere

Oct
6
New Music: Lloyd Banks f/ Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, & Fabolous – ‘Start It Up’

Lloyd Banks

G-Unit and G.O.O.D. Music combine forces on Lloyd Banks’ “Start It Up,” featuring an all-star cast that would rival a G.O.O.D. Friday release. Banks, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, and Fabolous ride out on the Cardiak production, formerly known as “Trackstar,” from his H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) album. Start your engines below.

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Oct
5
Album Cover: Lloyd Banks – ‘H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2)’

H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2)

Lloyd Banks gets pensive on the cover for his third solo joint H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2). Leaning against a light pole on the street, the G-Unit member rocks a backwards fitted, leather jacket, and navy blue tee, looking away from the camera. The LP, which features the singles “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” and the Lloyd-assisted “Any Girl,” arrives November 23.

Artwork via HipHop-N-More