Lloyd Banks drops a brand new album that is pretty strong and true to the New York sound. With the bars, you already know that Lloyd Banks is a monster and he is relentless. He never lets up with his barrage of tight bars. He’s been doing this a long time and is a master at the microphone. The lyrics on this new album is no different. One of the only downfalls is hooks. His hooks haven’t been the best and often times are basically just more bars. It is hard to get a catchy hook. Not many rappers can create great ones. He does have some fantastic features from New York greats like Conway, Tony Yayo, Dave East, Vado, and more. The production on this album is pretty slamming. I’d say that the album starts off pretty strong and might trail off a bit as you get towards the end. It can sound repetitive at times with not a lot of distinction between songs. That aside though, it still is a pretty decent listen. The highlight of the whole album is the track “Menace” with Conway. Both MCs absolutely destroy the mic over an ominous beat. Fans will definitely appreciate this album.
OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks
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