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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Lloyd Banks is back with a brand new album that clocks in at a hefty 18 tracks. I’ll admit, it is great to hear Banks back on the mic again. His bars are expertly-crafted and are done surgically. He is often looked over when it comes to the great New York veterans which is a crime. He can come up with wordplay that is unlike any others out there and fills a verse to the brim with dope lines. He does that on every track on here. The beats on here are probably better on the first half of the project than they are on the second half, but nonetheless pretty dope overall. Thes highlight is probably the first song “Propane” in which the beat is slamming and Banks unleashes a barrage of bars for heads to consume. This was a good look for Banks and we are always glad to get some new music from the G-Unit veteran.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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The G-Unit veteran drops off a quick project here of some really dope freestyles. Lyrically, he has always been crazy and I think he has been super underrated for a long time. People just don’t see how complex and varied his bars are. He is able to take a lot of different words and really flesh them out in a dope way in his writings. It might be his voice that loses people as it is a little less pronounced than a lot of other rappers. Nevertheless, he has always been killing it and he is definitely doing that on this new project. All of the bars are definitely top notch. They sound great over top some of the most classic beats that are out there as well. When I hear someone freestyle, these are the beats that I want to hear them rap over. He raps over the “Mighty Healthy” and “Sugar Hill” beats just to name some of them. If you wanna hear a quick onslaught of a lyrical assault over dope beats, this is the project for you. My only criticism is that I wish this would have been longer.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks


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Lloyd Banks - Respect My Name


Banks drops off another project that was pretty much predictable. That is not said in a bad way. He drops off a 14 track project of relentless rhymes over signature beats. His rhymes are what you would come to expect from him. He has a way of spitting very complex rhyme patterns and saying things in a way that is different from most MC’s. The beats are the gritty NYC beats that he sounds best over from a few of his trusted producers. Banks will spit for a few minutes on each track and has pretty much gotten away from the recipe of using 16 bar verses and hooks. There are pretty much no hooks on his projects anymore. But it is good to hear the veteran NY rapper spit as he has always done. It never gets old. While it may not be the greatest thing ever, it is still a good project that will impress and is most certainly worthy of a few spins.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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This latest release from the G-Unit veteran is pretty consistent. If you are a Lloyd Banks fan, you will appreciate this joint. Banks brings a relentless barrage of complex lyrics as he always does and the rhymes don’t disappoint. The beats are very good as well. He has a knack for picking producers that almost give you an other-worldly experience. While they might not be the most well-received beats, they seem to fit Bank’s style. The standout tracks on here are probably “Insomniac” and “Reap What You Sow.” If nothing else, this project is very consistent from track to track the whole way through. Slamming beats and relentless rhymes from the Punch Line King will have you replaying this joint.

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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This project is fantastic. Such a strong release from the G-Unit crew that must have been lost in the mix or something. It does have a bit of a dated sound which is an absolute compliment. The beats on this joint are fantastic. It’s like fire track after fire track. All of the members of the Unit shine on every track. The only 2 tracks I didn’t really care for are the last 2 but everything else is superb. Kidd Kidd really shines as he displays how he can ride the beat. His flow is crazy. Lloyd Banks does what he always does best. He is so lyrical and really shows his complicated rhyme style while riding the beat perfectly. Tony Yayo comes hard with the in your face rhymes that catch your attention. Young Buck definitely rounds it out with his down south style and his way to provide a good sound on hooks. The stand out track on here is probably “Set The Pick” which features everyone perfectly on the hot beat. Another hot joint is the “Free Young Buck Freestyle” in which Buck raps over a great collection of  classic down south beats over the last 20 years. This is a must listen. You will not be disappointed with this release!

OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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