Lloyd Banks Label Shops, As 50 Cent Updates On Def Jam Prospects

Members of G-Unit determine their label homes, as Banks decides to stay independent or go back to Interscope, and 50 considers a possible option in Def Jam.

Lloyd Banks dropped in on Hot 97.7 this week to talk to radio personality FunkMaster Flex about his new ventures into independent labeldom. The G-Unit member was dropped from Interscope last year, but said that since the release of his recently successful single "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley," the label has been asking him to come back. Although he's not shutting the doors completely on his previous home, he does expect an apology before seriously considering a return.

"[Interscope] still got time," he told FunkMaster Flex. "They gotta drop the bag. I'm not staying nowhere longer than I got to…When I signed my first deal, I had a sweet deal. A million dollar advances and things like that." Though his release from Interscope was unexpected, he said the best part of being independent is owning all aspects of his music. "You're not taking none of my [publishing], none of my merchandise, none of my touring. You can't get that. And I'm not making no commitment for a bunch of albums."

He told the station that his upcoming album, tentatively titled The Hunger For More Pt. 2, is looking at a September release.

G-Unit member 50 Cent is also considering leaving Interscope after his contract ends. He recently told Florida radio station 93.3 FLZ that he may go to Def Jam. "They've reached out," he revealed. "They're trying to meet the other deal structures that I've created."

When asked whether he feels hostility towards Def Jam because of its history as a competitor, he answered, "They're not my arch enemy. They're the system. To me, it's like Chase Bank and Citi Bank. They're the ones who provide the right support. I don't personalize things. A lot of the actual artists are just attempting to raise their profiles by competing. I think for [Def Jam] it should be an issue because whoever's generating the most revenue for the actual system starts to become a priority. It's obvious, if you look at the performance of Lloyd Banks' material right now, they understand that we haven't lost the ability to make quality material."

50 did not go into depth about the potential deal, but made clear that a move to Def Jam is a possibility.

27 Comments

  • Real hip hop fan 101

    All yaw on this site are faggs and definantly dont know anything about hip hop. drake is allrite and everything, i know yall faggots be bumbing find your love and all that other pop/hip hop bullshit but the nigga lloyd banks the PUNCH LINE KING is hip hop and rap in its puresst form. banks comes from and is a student of the golden age hip hop not this pop shit yall dumb asses listen to drake wayne even eminem dont even have the tallent this nigga got the only reason wayne and em where they at is couse the do what the record companies tell them to do, they slaves to the industry. wayne dont go freestlye on radio shows and he ant in the streets like lloyd. the labels spend money on wayne and drake regardless of their talent. pay for them radio spends and promotions and brain wash yall into thinking what you here is talent. Banks is just pure MC, one of the best. will he get the reckongnishon, yes, if he put out radio freindly records like bbb and continue to shit all over your favorite raper and the record companies will have to make this nigga a priotey and do some heavy investing because drake only gone last for about 4 years banks been around since 1998 and got mainstreem buzz in like 02 off mixtapes and 04 hunger for more

  • Bleaks'

    Banks is nasty. Nigga needs a deal, cause he has talent fa real.

    • HOLAAAAAAAA

      I only a agree with the first party, thats hes nasty. Nasty as in fuckin disgustin, funny lookin, bitch made.

  • Chi_town

    Lloyd Banks is nice, the rest of them niggas suck.

  • LEMME TELLYA

    CAN ANY1 UP HERE RAP OR IS EVERYBODY UNEMPLOYED, STILL LIVING WITH THEY MOMS TUFF TALKIN ON THE WEB BUT QUIET AS A CHURCH MOUSE IN THE STREETS. THIS IS JUST MUSIC FELLAS!! WHEN I READ THE SH^T THAT SOME OF YA'LL WRITE ITS LIKE A READING SOME 3RD GRADE SIMPLE MINDED SPECIAL ED SHIT.. IGNORANT DUDES LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON I DONT LISTEN TO HIPHOP NO MORE. ONE DAY YALL LIKE A RAPPER THEN THE NEXT DAY YALL HATE HIM AND GOT THE NERVE TO SAY SH^T LIKE HE PUSSY OR HE GAY WHE HE GET MOER ASS THEN YA FATHER DID FROM YA MOMS. F#CK THE TALKIN. MAKE YA COMMENT AND THEN POST UP YA OWN MUSIC SO WE CAN RATE YA B^TCH ASS!

  • shone jones

    50 is going to Def Jam Just as I predicted.

  • Tracer_ONE

    I think Lloyd Bank's will flop if ever he released his album. Nobody is interested with them anymore. It's not 2004 anymore mayne! But if ever 50 do release an album I'mma buy it for sure!

  • REALGR

    Fukk Floyd Wanks and anybody who listens to his mumblin' ass.

    • OGBOBBYJOHNSON

      BANKS MUMBLES AN YOU CAN'T SPELL. I DON'T EVEN LIKE BANKS BUT I WILL CALL IT HOW I SEE IT. DROP OUT G.E.D ASS NIGGA ..LOL BUM ASS NIGGA CAN'T SPELL! THAT'S FUNNY (FUKK)! TOO MUCH TIME HATING ON NIGGAS. KEYBOARD GANGSTA's !

    • realtalkson

      word. where them male groupies at tho defendin floyd??? faggot ass niggas, come holla.

  • ill_nana

    gad daymmnnnn...who ever thought a day will cum wen 50,banks,yayo n buck will be lookin for labels..IN HIGH SCHOOL U WAS D MANNNNN HOMMIE,WAT D FUCK HAPN TO U

  • JOE6PACKNC336GBORO

    that wack azz song dude is done pass the fork

  • nice...

    bum ass nigga still ain't aint signed yet. hfm2. coming out 1st nevuary

  • jessejames

    g unit bitches are back.i thought they got took out by that homo gayme.everybody in gunit down with gunit is soft as fuck.they need each other even if its just a little ass touch on the tour bus they need one another.50 cent needs protection he hired all those people to watch his back but if you aim a scope at his head that will defeat the purpose of all that shit.you aint untouchable nigga.no matter how much u got.he told the cops before he got money he was scared for his life know since he has money he not scared no more thats a lie he bitch yayo he super bitch and banks is just ridin his nut hairs cause he could never be anything by hisself but a homosexual and game is just to faggoty and sweet stick a broom stick up there ass there trash

    • JordanM91

      i feel sry for u

    • jessejames

      my bad banks you cant be a homo sexual by yourself you need a partner.ok 50 naw yayo naw game naw buck naw lil wayne naw mase naw neyo naw prince naw rupaul naw baby naw40 glock naw dr dre naw and the homo list goes on

  • grimreaper

    these niggas need the majors. dont nobody wanna hear these counterfeit niggas no more.banks is a bitch i snatched his chain and slapped the shit out of him when he came to st louis in 07.he didnt have no body guard with him or nothin.i thought thats cool its not gonna be hard to just punk this bitch nigga out his shit.he came soft as fuck with his whole posture and everything,a real aint shit with out his home boys ass nigga so i stepped to him stung em and was rockin his shit in the hood passin it around.50 cent ever came like that the same thing will happen and 40 glock and any bitch nigga thats down with them come back to these parts cause aint no nigga to pay to be down with sucker ass niggas yall not connected to shit but some snitch papers and some fake ass niggas that aint hard to find.come back bitch.you would never come side ways by yoself you aint crazy and you aint stupid bitch.

  • Ryanggto

    I swear G-unit are in denial. Banks you aint had an album in 6 years and that shit flopped. Where is ed lover when you need him. C'MON SON... GTFouttaherewitdatbullshit. Nobody need no banks on their label.

  • aaab

    BEAMER BENZ OR BENTLEY will go down as a classic hiph op banger!!! it has had the most ever remixes by other artist and indi it has gone gold!!! BANKS IS RUNNIN 2010

  • Cuttboy

    Why wouldn't these guy just stay Indie artists?? 50's days of 600k-900k in the first week are OVER! I'm a fan of G-Unit.Lets just keep it real! OK.Banks has a hot single in B,B,B. Its not 2003 anymore. Banks aint gonna do BIG numbers.Stay Indie so when the first week sales are 50k-90k,Your still making money!smh.

  • sureshot2k5

    wowwww...I dont mind 50 cent and all, but they talking like suddenly they all relevant because of a song that was decently reviewed..I mean its decent, but not THAT GREAT! I guess they got no choice, but to use that as an example ..plus if Llyodd banks worth 1mill+?! not anymore..not in this era..

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