Lloyd Banks has left G-Unit, according to 50 Cent.
It’s been eight years since Lloyd Banks released an official album (2010’s Hunger For More 2), but the talented wordsmith has been blessing fans with mixtapes (with original material, so basically albums) on a damn near annual basis. The last was in 2016, though, and fans have been pressing for another one.
This past December, Banks started a new freestyle series called At Your Request, where he was bodying classic beats left and right. Unfortunately, despite the artwork showing 10 installments, we were only hit with six. Then the next time we heard from him, in March, he had the hip hop world thinking he was retiring. But after a day of wild speculation, he assured fans he’ll never hang it up.
“Just goes to show you what a mess the industry has become,” Banks said. “They’ll rather cover everything that happens around the music than the actual music itself. I hope all these outlets support me when I drop.”
When he’s dropping remains to be known. But if 50 Cent’s latest post on Instagram has any truth to it (which is hard to tell considering how much of a troll the man can be), the project will not be released through G-Unit.
“Check out my boy Lloyd Banks’ new mixtape, coming soon,” Fif said under a picture that reads, ‘Lloyd Banks Officially Off G-Unit Records.’ “Independence Day, he is doing his own thing and you know it’s gonna be loaded with bars. Check him out. PLK.”
On G-Unit or not, we just want another Banks project!