Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Ever since 2006, G-Unit Records has been falling off and it was clear following the release of Rotten Apple. Ironically, the same artist to suffer the initial backlash is the artist who has helped bring G-Unit back. When 50 Cent angrily left his longtime home of Interscope Records, he told his men to grind.
Upon getting the message from 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks hit the mixtape scene hard. He repaired his image and solidified himself as a great artist in his own right. Feeling confident after his mixtape releases, Banks started working on his third studio album. Leading off with "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley," he helped bring G-Unit back.
While Banks has been scoring hits, 50 Cent has been creating films and Tony Yayo has held down the mixtape game. All cylinders are clicking with G-Unit and it was the music from Lloyd Banks that actually helped G-Unit secure their new deal with EMI Music. Now that they are backed by a major label, again, 50 Cent is going to do things right this time and make 2010/2011 feel like 2003 all over again, without the frequent disses.
Recently, Lloyd Banks has been the cleanup man for G-Unit Records, as he apologized to Ashanti for bringing her into the feud with Murder Inc. Records. After Murder Inc., G-Unit had issues with Terror Squad and eventually Kanye West. 50 Cent always said there was nothing personal behind his disses, but it was clear Kanye West did not care much for 50 Cent or G-Unit. Despite his feelings towards 50 Cent, West has become quite fond of Lloyd Banks and his hunger.
Because of this, Kanye West agreed to lend his vocals to Banks' third studio album, The Hunger For More 2.