G-Unit Records Teams With EMI, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo Secure Deals

UPDATE: Lloyd Banks' "Hunger For More 2" is expected November 23, teams with former Murder Inc. singer Lloyd for second single "Any Girl."

As promised earlier in the week, Lloyd Banks revealed his new label situation in a deal with G-Unit/EMI Records. More than just Banks, the deal reportedly will affect the label homes to the rest of the G-Unit roster, which is believed to include 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Spider Loc and Mazaradi Fox.

Banks' The Hunger For More 2 will be the first release from the partnership. The Queens, New York rapper and member of the G-Unit group confirmed the news to AllHipHop.com earlier today. Banks and EMI Executive Vice President Mike Harris both spoke to the site, confirming the enthusiasm for both parties.

Tony Yayo's latest album is said to follow Banks'. Many speculated that the imprint and artists would reconvene with former G-Unit President Sha Money XL, who recently took an A&R post at Def Jam. This summer, Capitol Records staff, who work under the EMI umbrella, said that 50 Cent was signing with the Los Angeles major.

Visit AllHipHop.com to read the rappers' reactions to the signing. (August 13)

UPDATE: MTV.com has learned that Banks' third solo album, The Hunger For More 2 is planned for November 23 release. The rapper's second single is "Any Girl" featuring former Murder Inc. artist Lloyd.

48 Comments

  • ryan3780

    No more interscope=internet promo only. He won't get pushed the same, he is gonna fade. 50 is makin a hard push into acting because he knows this rap shit is evolving and he can't come with the right jab anymore. Lloyd Banks holds his own, verse on bad news was when I knew dudes skills..F this ANY GIRL shit, but hey if it puts food on his table and throws them punchlines on them tracks that arent on the radio, I can't complain too much. "I talk money cuz it cost to brag"-"Ima be around longer than the Oprah show" haha- he used to be money hungry now hes just gotta keep it comin and show the world his nuts

  • Anonymous

    EMI has the smallest market share of the four majors, and has been struggling with finances over the past year. Their last big hip-hop signing was Cypress Hill and, lately, the major has been prepping catalog re-releases from the Apple Records catalog. The signing is a gamble,

  • nowadayz

    mike are u an idiot? EMI is among the 4 biggest labels in the world E1 and EMI are not the same, EMI is a MAJOR ok son lol... smh

  • yoyo

    just listened to ANY GIRL by banks and it was flames!!!

  • 2time

    banks track ANY GIRl is bangin.. tuff song for real!! HFM2 gonna be big

  • mIKE

    G-UNIT GOES INDEPENDENT!! HAHAHA What happened to Sha Money and that Def Jam deal?????? WHAT HAPPENED TO RIPPING A PLUG OUT YA ASS LIKE KOCH[EMI]SMFH..THIS NIGGA TALKED MADS SHIT BOUT NIGGAS GOING TO KOCH.AND I'M A 50 FAN.DAMN FROM MAJOR DISTRIBUTION TO GRAVE YARD STATUS.ITS A WRAP.TWIST UP BANKS BETTA WORRY

  • milehighkid303

    My boys are back in the news....uh oh. Haters take a tab and get in line. It's PLK season you HERBS! Can't wait on the album, it's been a good year with that Distant Relatives, Talib/Hi-Tek....and now the BAD GUYS ARE COMIN BACK!

  • hgcghj

    at the end of the day their music is wack as fuck, gunits been dead since the day they kicked out game. hate it or love it

    • misho

      haha game aint had a hit in years and banks smashed the hip hop world with BEAMER BENZ OR BENTLEY!!! HFM2 boyyyyy game album wont even drop he is finished.. he dropped so many songs from the album n aint one of em pop then he had to re record cus his album was wack.. he is finito son HATE IT OR LOVE IT GAME OVER

  • iko

    ANY GIRL VIDEO DROPPING ON MTV JAMS SUNDAY!!! SONG IS TOUGH

  • jesterdxxl

    jesterdxxl: 50 won't let him go to the so-called graveyyard (Koch/E1) I think Banks gonna end up wiv BMG or EMI big money label who won't put shit into his projects! Posted 3 days ago Nas can be Nastradamus but I'm nostradamus.

  • hiii

    BBB was pure heat abd any girl bangs hard! video droppin sunday on mtv jams

  • Charmelle

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  • joetheplumber

    wat d fuck? this niggas are finished, they now belong to d graveyard of hiphop. Banks going wood if he ever comes out, Yayo def aint dropping any album, he better perfect his driving skills, Booboo gonna have to keep as d tour bus driver.

    • milehighkid303

      Yet you check for em in article and type hate? Lol the mindless society we live in.Go play in traffic dunn.

  • imbacc

    any girl is a banger track lookin foward to the video sunday

  • twoholla

    CONTRARY to what many of you cocksuckers are saying about the deal is bad...the deal is bad...it's over for G-Unit...I gives a flying fuck about all that...all I care about is that the cream rises to the top (so to speak)...Banks is a beast & a hard spitta on the mic...i don't care who is affiliated with, group-wise or freaking label-wise...he's a dude bringing HEAT to the table...LET'S PLEASE FOCUS ON THAT FACT ALONE...& NOT THE HISTORY OF EMI OR HIS OTHER ASSOCIATIONS PEOPLE!!!

    • BWS-Fish

      Christopher LLoyd is the "punchline king" except he has no punchlines. Game and Buck were all G-unot ever had and now they're gone and no one gives a sweet flying fuck what those 3 faggots do. Disagree if you want, but you know its true...

    • kiter

      WORD BANKS IS A BEAST DONT MATTER WHO HE SIGN WITH HE STILL GOT THE SAME SONGS AND ALL THAT AND RESPECT IT! BANKS GONNA BLOW I THINK!!!!! WHO CARES IF ITS WITH INTERSCOPE OR EMI OR WHOEVER! HFM@ GONNA BE A MONSTER ALBUM

  • sashar

    ANY GIRL VIDEO DROPPING SUNDAY ON MTV JAMS!! that song bangs hard!! HFM2 boyyyyyyy

  • jakarr

    this album gonna be big! 4 years in the making banks gonna blow! TIME WILL TELL HFM2!!!

  • the wigga hater

    You hating wiggers don't know what ya'll talking about jk

  • yallfunny

    Now wasn't Fat Joe sign to Imperial Records which was own by EMI?

    • JP

      After Fat Joe dropped and only sold a hand full of records they gotta do something... Joe is done, game is a lame-o, and buck is broke... anyone else wanna leave G-Unit. before game was game and just plane old jayson, he was a good basketball player, untill he got robbed at a local city park..Holla At Me

  • firebolla

    P.L.K HFM2 ON THE WAY NOVEMBER 23 CANT WAIT

  • 3121

    HFM2 NOVEMBER!! banks sold over 500k indi so sit down haters!! ANY GIRL BANGS HARD N WILL BE AS BIG AS BBB!!! PLK

  • ilar121

    HFM2 boyyyy plk banks is a beast!! only 1 in the unit with skills

  • Toppdogg908

    Thought they were gonna sign with Def Jam seeing as Sha Money is there

  • GGENERAL

    unless they put out music that people wanna hear, it dont matter what label they sign too. banks up first, well, he need to do better than that beamer,benz, and bentley song. contrary to the hype, it was not a good song(and im a banks fan). he's prob the only one im checkin for right now out the unit... it's not looking good for the house that 4 dimes and 2 nickels built

    • shone jones

      Dude, EMI is one of the 4 major distributors in the world, with a history that goes back to the Sex Pistols and the Rolling Stones. Their catalog is the only thing, according to financial experts, that will keep them afloat, That label is certainly not the place to be for Urban artists much less rap artists such as Banks trying to sustain a degree of relevance.

  • shone jones

    G-Unit shot itself in the foot for signing with the one record company out of the big 4 which is on the verge of closing it's doors due to a faulty takeover from a financial firm and bad costly deals. EMI has struggled since CEO Guy Hands came into the picture, they lost Radiohead and the Rolling Stones and have been on the demise as an infamous ROCK & ROLL label. Right now it's purely focused on catalogs of vintage artists. Guy Hands has cut costs and employees left and right Unless they merge with Warner Music or Sony labels like G-Unit will never get a fair shake there.

    • insanemacbeth

      a lot of what SHONE JONES sayz is true. if GUY HANDS isn't messin' with RADIOHEAD, and/ or ROBBIE WILLIAMS, i don't see how he's going to give 50 CENT/ G-UNIT the promotional £s & $s, what they're used to, at INTERSCOPE.

    • shone jones

      I mean, Unless EMI merges with either Warner Music or Sony, that deal isn't worth a food stamp.

  • Good

    Best thing that could happen to you Banks. Get off that sinking ship called Interscope/G Unit.

  • PaleHorse

    LOL. How you gonna call dude an idiot then sign your best friends to his label instead of yours? LOL.

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  • Anonymous

    @King Jafee: You went from Sohh to hear to dick ride. Lame

  • Anonymous

    You went from Sohh to hear to dick ride. Lame

  • Jo Smith

    STANS, IT'S OVER FOR THE UNIT. LOL Craig Davis told us G-Unit was signing with EMI/Capitol a while ago and 5-0 said Craig Davis was an idiot if he thought Gay-Unit would ever sign to Capital. This is as low as G-Unit can get now. Shy Money couldn't get Banks into Def Jam. Shy Money shitted on yall dudes. No Def Jam???? They got everybody excited over a Capital record independent label deal. Say goodbye to G-Unit yall. Young Buck has an Independent label deal. So G-Unit isn't good enough for mainstream anymore???? THATS WHAT I THOUGHT TOO!!! Karma!!

    • Anonymous

      I hate to tell you this Jo Smith but Lloyd Banks is hotter than Game & Young Buck at this point. Buck is to busy throwing pointless shots at 50 and Game is too busy making Pop records that continue to flop. The Red Album was suppose to come out about 12 times already and still there is no buzz. Buck can't even pay his taxes while Banks and Yayo are signing deals and 50 is making his pockets even more fatter...

    • willnubu

      Good power move for 50. EMI is not a independent label. Hope 50 got full control and ownership with this deal.

    • haha

      banks is a beast and just sold over 500k of BEAMER BENZ OR BENTLEY which charted higher than any ross song aswell... u a hater straight up banks is a beast! u following his every move u sub conciously love him haha HFM2 boyyyyyy

    • monef

      They are making money... u r dissing them... they dont know u.. u follow their every move and leave comments... Focus on getting ur paper up !!!!!

    • King Jafee

      You went from SOHH to here to say the same thing... #lame

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