Lloyd Banks & Benny The Butcher Release A G(riselda) Unit Collabo
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Lloyd Banks has been creeping on a comeback. It has been over 10 years since the self-proclaimed “P.L.K (Punchline King)” released an album. Since 2010’s H.F.M.2., Lloyd has left G-Unit Records to build an independent career. In the mid-2010s, the platinum MC from Queens, New York resumed giving fans free mixtapes, just as he had his former crew’s meteoric rise to fame. However, it had nearly five years since that. However, over the last three calendars, “Lambo Lloyd” showed a renewed passion for rapping, thanks to features alongside Dave East, Conway The Machine, and Ransom, among others.
Lloyd Banks Rips Today’s Funny Dressing MCs In 1 Of The Year’s Best Freestyles (Video)
Today (June 4), Banks shows that he had more in store. The Course Of The Inevitable marks Banks’ first LP outside of 50 Cent’s operation. Arriving on his Money By Any Means imprint, the veteran MC shows that he helped architect a style of rapping that is enjoying a renaissance as of late. Lloyd involves Roc Marciano, Freddie Gibbs, Ransom, Styles P, and others on an 18-track affair. However, one of the most standout moments happens on “Formaldehyde,” with Benny The Butcher.
Banks wastes no time, from rip. “Every song is a homicide / My breath of fresh air is formaldehyde / Just let the album ride / I’m back in the zone, it’s 2009 / You on the browser lines / I’m watching you n**as with Malcolm eyes,” he opens. In his first bars, Benny follows suit with hard-nosed compound rhymes: “Strapped to the teeth a fact that the trappers tap in with me / I spent 2019 putting rappers back on their feet.” Coming back for the third verse, Banks finishes mightily. “Eighteen years old, I was golden brown with the tats covered / Classic material crumbled up in my scrap bucket / Stumbled on one of my demos, caught a relapse from it / Born to rise my work ’til this day they made me immortalized.” Lloyd shows that G-Unit isn’t the only respected movement that he can jive with. Hopefully, there is more of this chemistry to come.
No MC Has Been Better Than Benny The Butcher The Last 2 Years (Video)
In addition to new music from Lloyd Banks and Benny The Butcher, Ambrosia For Heads’ playlist includes recent songs from DMX, Eminem, Cordae, Jack Harlow, Mach-Hommy, Sa-Roc, J. Cole, Evidence, CZARFACE & MF DOOM, Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman, J. Period, JAY-Z, Nas, Phife Dawg, Illa J, Shad, and Black Thought.
#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads‘ What’s The Headline podcast presents a 2021 argument why no MC has had a better run in the last two years than Benny The Butcher: