Lloyd Banks Talks Possible Return To Interscope

Lloyd Banks considers a return to Interscope - but seeks an apology from his former label.

Lloyd Banks claims that Interscope is hoping to get him back onto their roster, but the G-Unit soldier isn't having it - unless he gets an apology.

In an interview with Philadelphia radio personality Cosmic Kev, the "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" rapper explained the situation. "50 [Cent] heard from them," said Banks. "They calling right now trying to figure out how to get the boy back in the building. They have to drop the apology bag first. You can drop that bag and say, 'I'm sorry. I will never ever doubt you again.' That's just a contract to talk. So it's still not solidified. Then I might just take it and go get a little drop and something."

Banks' first Aftermath release was the platinum-selling The Hunger for More, which was also well-received critically. Banks was also a part of several G-Unit releases, and released a second album, Rotten Apple. His sophomore effort did not do nearly as well - commercially or critically.

Lloyd Banks is currently releasing projects independently and remains a member of G-Unit.

66 Comments

  • ImFromDaSouth 239/404

    Banks got G-Unit on his back!!

  • kasht786

    i dunno why u dudes on here are hatin this nigga banks produced a classic album and made millions by the time he was 21 while u niggas was sat in ur moms crib..so shut the fuck up and stop hatin..banks is that ngga! G-Unit.

  • Anon1

    This disgusts me what hip hop has turned into. 5 years ago the comments would be like Banks is a hot emcee or makes garbage music so he should or shouldn't be signed but now it's all about numbers?! Fucking kidding?! Banks should sign cause Beamer, Benz or Bentley did 200k or shouldn't sign cause 50 ain't gon gold?!?!?! What happened to appreciating the music rather than some fucking Sound Scan. Fuck hip hop fans nowadays. I always try and stay neutral but this shit is garbage!!!!!!

  • Anon1

    This disgusts me what hip hop has turned into. 5 years ago the comments would be like Banks is a hot emcee or makes garbage music so he should or shouldn't be signed but now it's all about numbers?! Fucking kidding?! Banks should sign cause Beamer, Benz or Bentley did 200k or shouldn't sign cause 50 ain't gon gold?!?!?! What happened to appreciating the music rather than some fucking Sound Scan. Fuck hip hop fans nowadays. I always try and stay neutral but this shit is garbage!!!!!!!

    • wolfman

      But, I think you're missing a major point. Soundscan tracks what's being bought, and therefore what is essentially HOT. It's what people are paying MONEY for. This is an industry, and like any business, it's about making money. There are several albums that dropped in the mid 90s that were not stellar, but still went gold because the business was different. People were still making money. When that happens, it's OK to drop whatever you want. Interscope has a reputation for keeping only marquee artists on their roster. A dream team of rappers, so to speak - at least at one time in their careers. They only want cash-earners. Personally, I'm with you regarding the song. It's not my style. I prefer the old lyrical Banks. It boggles me that this song is so well received. But, soundscan doesn't lie... The industry, Interscope, Banks at the end of the day, are all about paper. He's gotta make a living like anyone else. I bet you if you could ask Banks what he'd rather do, he'd say I'd rather be my lyrical self. But, even Jay-Z said, "I dumb down for my audience and double my dollars."

    • Tizz Da Xtraordanaire

      Real talk seems like sounds scans are defining artists and isn't about whether or not the music is timeless. It's kinda sad but as the industry changed so did peoples view points. I remember back at a time when people did not care what an album sold, if the music was hot you copped and that was it.

  • UNCLETOMNIGGER

    banks voice is dull dat nigguh get boring after listenin to him couple times so he will never be notthin than fiddys sidekick slave

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  • Bpayne

    Beamer Benz and Bentley was all the work of Gunit A&r's anyways, they picked the beat told Lloyd Jeulz was on it and wrote the hook LLoyd just wrote his verse, thats it, it was thier way of saying you can't make a hit so do this or get lost. and it hit., Lloyd couldnt make a hit single on his own if his life depended on it. source: I work for interscope so I know how it happened

    • Bpaynekilla

      lying bitch lol......your probably some kid who just hates lloyd banks and decided to talk shit.... i mean come on....even if you did work for interscope..there is no way you would know how the song came about if he left. you internet bloggers are such pathetic waste of sperm.

    • CHADMO

      thats disappointing to hear BPAYNE...wtf, i honestly thought tha kid was back?

  • HRCMS

    For the first time in years, nigga got a decent single and now he over feeling himself, aint nobody going to apologize to his stupid ass, he needs to humble himself and appreciate the buzz because him of all people should know I doesn't always last

    • JasonCTown

      Like I said, dude has talent, but we've been hearing that for 6 years now. Put the paper down and start pushing because eventually someone else is going to want to shit!

  • terrence13

    SMH at these haters anyway it will be a dumb move for banks to go back to interscope cause interscope are only focused on eminem blackeyed peas and lady gaga all three of them atleast sold 1.4 million on there latest cd's.this will be a dumb move cause for 1.when 50 disrespected jimmy iovine jimmy threw 50 and g-unit under the bus T.O.S. had no buzz interscope literally put 0% promo for the cd it was like they were indie thisis50 other hiphop sites were t.o.s. promotion the cd sold 300k in u.s. sales which is bad for 50 and his crew which 50 often brags about sales BISD had buzz but once again interscope didn't promote him with 100% like they did eminem on relapse so basically what i'm sayin intercope fucked them over not once but twice banks would be stupid cause they dropped him and yayo like they were irrelevent like craig mack and j-kwon 1 good song or cd and never relevent again so i think if 50 is smart as he say he is he will look for a big name company to distribute there cd's and het away asap from interscope u can make more $$$ and u can sell just as much from an indie as from the majors u got niggaz from the majors with hit songs sellin 100k-300k like gucci only at 330k in total sells with heavy promo besides jay-z wayne eminem t.i. and kanye and 50 (despite the low sales of bisd u can't count him out yet) ludacris what rapper ayleast sellin 500k-2million. shit i can see banks new cd sellin 80k-170k in his 1st week them sales just as good as u see if not better on a major label point blank my opinion rappers might as well go indie if u not a rapper that's not goin to sell atleast 170k-400k in ur 1st week. jus go indie and sell 200k-600k in sales instead of being in debt with the major and u sellin 100k-300k floppin and shit

  • dev

    BBB made 78 on the hot 100 without a label behind him image if interscope actually suported him

    • terrence13

      @ dev beamer benz or bently currently reached a new peak at #69 on the hot 100 billboard banks doin good without a major and he sold 200k downloads on itunes with bbob banks get mad props and why the hate people always say he only had good cd the hunger for more was a classic but rotten apple wasn't ass it was st8 doe for the people that think banks been quiet i guess y'all just some mainstream fans cause if u a true banks fan you will know banks been feeding his fans through the mixtape market the reborn doulbe disc mixtape was his best to me and v.5 was raw to i can go on real shit

    • terrence13

      @ SRAJR universal LOL we all know why the game is back on aftermath and 50 is pissed off

    • SRAJR UNIVERSAL

      the latest news from interscope before The Game released the 400 bars 50 and Aftermath isnt working together anymore i wonder why that is

  • Da KING* of AZ

    THIS SITE IS BEING GAY

  • Da KING* of AZ

    Banks could make a COME bacK.. If not with album sale then he can with Touring because the single is buzzing

  • Its Um

    my turn, I say so far all the rappers who rap on this beat destoryed it way better than him, he was the weakest.

    • MARTY MCFLYY

      lets not forget about royce: Y'all bunch of pop lame ass niggas Lyricless Wacka Flocka Flame ass niggas I am it, there is none before me, hush your nigga mouth quick Like Benzino, after me and Joey did 40/40 And you can tell that bitch nigga I will kill him You have no idea of what, y'all are dealin I'm a walkin solid hundred dollar bill and I am so fuckin fly Had to buy my fuckin house without a ceilin I am a apocalyptic pop a nigga trigger You might wanna stop it if you was the opposite of killer, a gorilla I'm like five percent killer, five percent Eminem The other ninety percent, cap pealer I'm that iller, my speech is dead............ Yucky like you lookin at Mo'Nique legs

    • JasonCTown

      Ortiz killed it, that's for sure.

    • eddie mmmm

      your stupid for that comment

  • simanga

    banks is dope u mother f#rs, he was claim llyrcst of the year and his is the only rapper who got cosinstance flow u faggots

    • JasonCTown

      do you mean consistent flow?? If so, he is surely NOT the only rapper with consistent flow. I dont even know what to say to that outright stupidity.

  • JasonCTown

    Dude has talent, but people have been saying that for years now. Shit or get off the pot.

  • afdsfafdsfaf

    lloyd banks sounds like he has a baby weasel stuck in his throat

  • Gunn Starr

    lol-i never understand how sub par lyricists like lloyd can talk so much shit, will crooked i, chino or any number of real mc's just destroy these wack mothafuckas so hip hop can progress?...please?

  • C-ARSON

    If your about ya money there is no reason to be on a major at all, not anymore. Banks has financial backing, a fanbase, a studio paid for, and an internet connection. Thats all you need to make money now. period.

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  • JOE6PACKNCGBORO336

    come to cashmoney nigga where dreams come tru

  • e.

    haha everyone knows interscope dont give a fuck about banks, nigga cant do anything but make the same tired old mixtape track a billion times over 50 Cent: Banks i need my floors cleaned Banks: Yes master 50 Cent: and when you finish that organize my shoes Banks: Yes master 50 Cent: and when you finish that go pick up my retainer Banks: Yes Master 50 Cent: and when you finish that, go make an album, i need some beer money. Banks: Yes master, can i have beer too? 50 Cent: HELL NAW NIGGA YOU DONT SELL RECORDS, I'LL GIVE YOU MY BACKWASH!!! Banks: Yes master *mumbles* this is some bullshit 50 Cent: the fuck you say banks Banks: Nothing Master 50 Cent: That's what the fuck i thought, now go get my shit before i lock you in the closet again.

    • LINK_8

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    • LINK_8

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    • Ah hell

      That shit was pretty hilarious LMAO.

    • theoriesofthemind

      hahaa, man i haven't laughed so much in a while.

    • ali-jordan

      A-Ha. Banks is wasted up! dude is wack, flow sorry, and delivery sounds like every other wack nigga in the game. dude doesnt sell records! g-unit is dead! why would any record label want a loser? banks is 50s puppet. E. you got that shit so rite homie! lol. i wish somebody just let this fool know his time was over 5 years ago. you fan base is no loyal, banks you have fell off!

  • Ceazar

    We are give a 21 cars 2 a lucky fan; Ill give u the details later, but u really trying 2 get 2 the $ listen 2 this song by Notorious B.I.G.- Life after Death- Ten Crack Commandments- On Repeat

  • nixnox

    50 needs to do the independent thing...imo..he has established G-Unit as a brand, and he has the business smarts to push the label himself...fuck the majors...get your money 50...stop putting half of it in someone else pocket when you don't need them.

  • kush nap

    no ones selling records like that. lady gaga is like the biggest artist in the world, and shes not even going multi-plat like that. cats need to stop fightin over the sales pitch and get back to the music. you dont work for any labels, why the fuck do you care what a album sells? the lamest part of it is, these niggas constantly bringing up record sales, dont even buy music. yall are just haters. look around. the game changed, because niggas werent worried about illmatics first week numbers. we were worried about gettin that follow up, if you got the album, it dont matter what it sold.

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    Dre is a shoe shiner

  • XMAN

    C'mon Banks.... quit lying. You know damn well Interscope aint trying to sign you back.... Interscope is currently handling artists like Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga.... they do not have time for small money..... which is what G-unit has been to them for the last couple of years.....

    • XMAN

      Im sorry to disappoint you... can you name one label that dropped somebody and then tried to re-sign them six months later? What? you don't think Interscope would imagine his asking price would have doubled?..... The hard truth is that Banks is looking for a Major... probably even got some offers already but he wants to up the price so he lets it be known that Interscope is interested again so he can up his fee..... If Interscope was really interested we wouldn't have known until after he had taken the deal or after he had declined it..... the only reason Someone announces a deal that is still on the negotiation table is to alert another party....

    • stfu

      Then why did they just sign Yelawolf? dont act like you know anything about the music business just cuz you listen to music.

  • moh112

    getting re-signed over one song :smh:

  • Drucifer1983

    Why do people always talk about Aftermath, Shady, and G Unit as if they were the same company?? Lloyd banks was never on Aftermath, Obie Trice was never on G Unit and Bishop Lamont was never on Shady...........Three diffrent companies, they just have the same distributing Parent company in Interscope As for the topic at hand, Banks would be dumb to re-sign with them, even 50, with How much disrespect they've thrown at him lately(Game back on Aftermath and stilll dissing him, Ashanti hittin the studio with Dre, etc etc), 50 would be a bitch to stay on Interscope, even If Em's his buddy.........50 started beef with Fat joe and Jada for practically no reason at all, there's no way he should sit there and take that many slaps in the face

  • black aladin

    Joe you sound mad... BISD went Gold around 2 months ago homie.. 'check ya sound scan knowledge' beamer benz and bentley is a hit, already sold 200k independently, and it just dropped.. so before you get all ra ra !!!!! lol check your facts homie.. thats all.

    • theoriesofthemind

      yo, i just checked the soundscans and BISD is around 420,000 its not even Gold yet dude, Get ur facts Straight Son! Even Lil Wayne's gay ass autotune shit has crossed the Gold line already, after being released 3-4 months after BISD.

    • franco

      it's impossible to legitimately defend banks' career, or lack there of. Don't even bother trying ... u sound stupid.

  • joethaplumber

    50 cent tricked off on Ross babymama, gave a free movie, and a Jam Masta J DVD did the talk shows he talked about Jay-Z for doing went to the Twilight Movie Premier and the Winter Olympics. And for all that...... That nigga ain't went gold yet!! This dude needs to rap and get back on at interscope. Amalgam digital ass nigga. Gay sex tape ass nigga need to make a hit. Shyne been locked up for ten years but whats yo excuse Banks? YOU AND 50 CENT BELONG TOGETHER. GANGSTAS ONE MINUTE AND CANDY SHOP ASS NIGGAS THE NEXT. That shit is Gay yall!!!!! Gangstalicious (from The Boondocks) Rappers LOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • facepalm

    Return to Aftermath? Banks was never on Aftermath. He was on Interscope and G-unit. Aftermath is a label on Interscope, which Banks was never apart of. Only G-unit. Shit reporting.

    • krime

      Thats the same shit i was thinkin bruh... i think they meant intersocope though... Step ur reporting game up hiphopdx

  • D.D.410wutup

    yeah he can sign to Aftermath... But watch his shit never get released smh. Lets hope that we actually hear 'Under pressure' on 4/20. If I don't hear that shit, then my little hope of hearing Detox has went from "maybe theres some hope" to "fuck detox. That shit is not coming out." Can't wait for Bobby Ray's album though!

    • theoriesofthemind

      yo man sorry to cross ur dream, but that Detox shit ain't comin out, at least not this year, and thats the reality!

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