Lloyd Banks - H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger For More 2)

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THFM2 does indeed revisit the original's roots. The execution isn't as good the second time around, but Banks has reestablished his sound.

A debate about the best entries in G-Unit’s catalogue should generally begin with Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and end with The Documentary. However, one oft-overlooked G-Unit merits at least an honorable mention amongst the aforesaid titans: Lloyd BanksThe Hunger for More. The 2004 release featured stellar production and memorable cameos. Banks himself lived up to his reputation for being the Unit’s top lyricist with his special blend of nihilism and playboy mentality.


Few of the same accolades could be extended to Banks’ 2006 follow-up, Rotten Apple. Whether it was due to the initial iteration of the album being scrapped, Banks’ mother’s health issues, or a Shady/Aftermath camp in disarray for a number of well-documented reasons, the sophomore effort just didn’t match the debut. No longer on Interscope, Lloyd Banks has returned to the album that started it all – but does The Hunger for More 2 follow in the first’s traditions, or did the Queens rapper simply catch sequelitis?

“Take ‘Em to War” is loud, synth and drum-laden, and energetic – the perfect way to kick off festivities. An unusually animated Banks comes out swinging, and passes the mic to Tony Yayo for a textbook give-and-go. The street talk carries over into “Unexplainable,” which features the always-gully Styles P. The track’s low, ominous keys allow provide the perfect canvas for the two veterans to talk shit. “Home Sweet Home” features a chilling verse from Pusha T, callous even by his standards, and the results are show-stealing: “I never understood Martin Luther with his speech / With the whole world watching, me turn the other cheek? / Never, so there’s one left to die in the streets / ‘Cause the long arm happens to connect with his reach / Try to kill you then / Them near-misses? God’s kisses / …White stones, black steel, cold chrome / The city’s my doormat, bitch, I’m home sweet home.”

Following “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” Banks’ biggest hit since “On Fire,” What looks like an obligatory track for the ladies seems to crop up with the Ryan Leslie-assisted “So Forgetful.” However, it turns out to be a pleasant surprise, as the track is more Too Short than it is Drake. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of “Any Girl” an excruciating “club-ready” fiasco featuring Lloyd. Any hope for a good closing seems remote, as next up is “I Don’t Deserve You” featuring Jeremih, but an assist from Raekwon on the soulful and gritty “Sooner or Later” is a saving grace.

It’s true that The Hunger For More 2 suffers from the law of diminishing returns with regard to the excessive number of featured spots, but most of the guests bring their A-game. Also, a few quality control issues – no one should have to listen to “on the double,” and “Start it Up” is does not make good use of the presence of Swizz Beatz and Kanye West – prevent the album from truly remaining for its entirety. Despite this, HFM2 does indeed revisit the original roots. The execution isn’t as good the second time around, but Banks has reestablished his sound, and made clear that he is still a major force to be reckoned with in the Rap game.

268 Comments

  • itsskeezfucka

    Best album of 2010 hands down

  • Matt Coburn

    My favorite rapper in the game right now

  • Byron

    fall 2010 best album

  • loyalty

    MOST UNDERRATED NIGGA RIGHT HERE

  • Mike

    "Also, a few quality control issues – no one should have to listen to “on the double,” and “Start it Up” is does not make good use of the presence of Swizz Beatz and Kanye West – prevent the album from truly remaining for its entirety." Somebody needs to proofread this shit.

  • lil roc

    I like this album its better than rotton apple. I can bump it straight through except 4 on the double didn't like that song at all. My only question is why wasn't where im at on it

  • Kenneth Thomas

    This album was whack. I love Banks when he spits punchline after punchline, not this love shit. Mixtapes are MUCH better.

  • eprice203

    a few wack tracks but overall this album is dope

  • Tarian Tanner

    the album is hot

  • Start it up

    This album is crazy every track is good wow. We need more albums like this. Real rap/hip hop

  • jonathan James

    This album is a classic one bonus tracks should of been added but overall u get ur $worth u won't be mad....PLK Gunit is back

  • jon

    Classic stop hating I didnt expect this cd to be good but banks made a great cd people stop hating

  • Anonymous

    hiphopdx should be ashamed it let this clown review this.

  • Aurore

    HFM2 de Lloyd Banks est pour moi l'album de l'année, il bosse dur et nous sors des super sons, il mérite largement de gagner!

  • We need more albums like this...

    Can listen through the CD through without skipping any tracks. Father time is classic.

  • fizzlewally

    cant hate on this brotha! he goes in!! all but one song!!

  • snacksbk91

    banks is that hype man,,,,,he just underated as y'all can see 3.5 .......he just got his own styl and he not trying to fake it to make it......real reconize real

  • Alex Rybaltovsky

    13 songs? I thought you could fit like 20 on it.

  • Alex Rybaltovsky

    half assed album. I don't wanna hear banks talk. I wanna hear the punchline king.

  • smoke

    Read my rating at www.ihearddat.com we just starting up cuz we are REAL unlike this site the dude talks like a moron

  • Shaffer Dylan

    tooooooo illlll

  • Ben Oliver

    best album this year

  • jhonny

    father time and where i'm at are the best tracks on this album, overall i enjoyed it more than kanyes cd more gritty and grimey banks is nyce.

  • murder

    why is banks album the second most talked about album this month because his album is fire and kanyes nicki only good at maming guest appearances

  • murder

    what is banks album the second most talked about album this month becauyse his album is fire and kanyes nicki only good at maming guest appearances

  • you hating

    why yall not going out and getting the homie album is fire....even if its not selling...nobodies really into east coast rap like that...and nobody really buying cd's like that kanye west second week drop like crazy i was expecting him to sell another 200k or more but idk.....i still like banks album and kanye everybody want to hate because of his sales....hfm2 is way better than fab last album which was loysos way......

    • Rain

      No you wrong, Lloyd banks can not make female songs as good as fab. On the double and any girl was horrible. Loso album was better in my opiniion, he hit more topics than banks

  • Rain

    This album is good,but there's no substance at all including no story telling or anything. I like Lloyd banks but he's over rated and in my opinion a weaker version of fab, but I still enjoy his music. It's good to here some hard rap music but In a month or so I'll forget about this one. Fab album is a better album in my opinion because he touched on more topics instead of cars and hoes

  • cperez2

    3.5 is too high for this trash.

  • Anonymous

    yo thaz 6ull.... how bankz flop that waz supposed 2 6e at the same level az kanye on some g shit

  • Anonymous

    Yes went to Target on Atlantic ave in Brooklyn they got more shipments... bout to cop kanye and banks

  • Shane Stiles Iannone

    so banks gets a 3.5 n one of the reasons is because he has A LOT of features but ross album teflon don gets a 4 where 10 of 11 tracks i believe had features n hip hop dx stated he didnt lyrically get better but he gets 4 stars...SMH yall favor i guess...who does these ratings

  • yeahyouknowme

    Good albums to get for 2010......em kanye Drake. Rick Ross and Lloyd banks....

  • Anonymous

    Gutter is a immigrant he just got soulja boy cd banks is the man...he mad banks got better reviews than Nicki minaj album banks selling at a slow pace its not his fault he's under gunit they have a bad name right now but banks bringing them back ...by the way kanye album is hot

  • gutter

    FLOP.. BANKS IS GARBAGE

  • papa smuf

    sales are right now based on your popularity and not the quality of a album, only 1 out of 5 quality album sell, sad people just want the artist that the media hoars out to them

  • um

    ''provide the perfect canvas for the two veterans to talk shit''... Styles P, yeah. But how the fuck is Banks a veteran??? what u on DX?

    • ZiggyThaKid

      Banks is almost 10 years in the game with three albums in his catalog along with countless mixtapes, I think that makes him a veteran even though he's only 28. Let's not forget he's the Punchline King and he earned that crown before his fist album dropped.

  • Anonymous

    album is bangin. def aint as good as the first but def best hip hop album of 2010

  • madrapper

    Em. Ye and banks has the best albums

  • Lu

    A very well scripted review may I add....The album is actually fairly decent. Banks to have released this independently will leave in a very healthy financial bracket. The music is good and the numbers will correlate.

  • MP

    Honestly, I wasn't really checking for this album all because I thought his debut was lacking compared to Young Buck & Game's debut. But I must say, This album is absolute fire!! This joint is definitely better than his debut easily in my opinion. This is FAR more consistent. Lloyd could always spit, so I was expecting this type of music from him from the very beginning. I'm happy he finally got it right...Cheers!

  • REAL HIP HOP

    Fuck da sales numbers... Mobb Deep's Blood Money didnt have big sales at all and that was a classic album...HFM2 was almost a classic... if it wasnt for having a few lolli pop tracks on it this woulda definately been a 5/5 it only had 13 tracks.. I really liked 10 of em... Didnt like da one feat Akon another one wit Ryan Leslie and there was one other singy track I didnt like but da real hard tracks were ill wit Raekwon.Tony Yayo.Styles P.50 etc... its still a dope album and Id say a must have for any REAL HIP HOP DJ super nice beats my favorite beat was da intro wit Tony Yayo...Yayo flow is dope on this one

  • asher1985

    you know, for this guy having so many stans his album sales sure sucked lol...whos gonna save g unit?

  • Theo Odoemene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssa4Z6-TC04 remember this Lloyd banks vidoes

  • English

    Your thesis is exactly the same as your closing statement. Learn how to listen and write you dumb fuck. Can't believe you make money for this shit.

  • niggapaid

    damn real hip hop is dead 45k first week.....at least we still have kanye..but i notice emi records they suck at promoting look at urban keith numbers

  • TMC

    YO GET THIS CLOWN THE FUCK OUT THE EDITING ROOM ITS OBVIOUS HE DOESNT KNOW SHIT ABOUT REAL HIPHOP!THIS HFM2 ALBUM IS THAT HEAT!DUMMY GO DO A REVIEW ON TAYLOR SWIFT'S ALBUM LAME MFA!SMMFH

  • smitty757

    the worst album review the dude dosent like hip hop or a 50,hater he didnt say anything about father time, and what he said about start it up and gave niki and banks the same rating i will never read another one

  • fizzle

    UNDERSHIPMENT!!! TOOK ME * TRIPS TO * DIFFERNET STORES TO GET THIS! BANGER!!! ONLY ! TRACK WAS NOT MY MY LIKING>>>OVERALL 4.5

  • king

    banks had the best cd in years!

  • alex

    Slava Kuperstein shut da fuck UP NIGGA

  • Lilchuckie

    I listen to this album 24/7 lol never get bored

  • i'm at work and bored

    Great album. it would of been better without all the guest appearances.

  • harlem

    Cool album but like kanye better both are very albums ...

  • new orleans

    Stores are sold out Smh..... undershipment

  • lilman

    Bringpacback lol u need to join him LOL

  • lilman

    Why did hiphopdx do that lol albums fire

  • fanfan

    I'm getting a copy once they ship more

  • Davie2wavy

    classic album hip hop dx u guys are biased n should fire the guy who reviewed this

  • Bringpacback

    lmao bettter then eminem!eminem killed banks on where im at wtf did you smoke!!!this is such a dissapointment they were like best album everyone!!and its just as good as hfm1 and and but this cat was supposed to be real he making sing sing bullshit like 50 now!!dont get me wrong i was a big g-unit fan bought all Units albums and believe me i always start fights because people would tell me young buck and game was the only real cats in g-unit!!!and after this album i just realise young bucks mixtapes is better then this cats HFM2!!!fo real i hate to say it but its real!!!!Even Rotten Apple is better then this shit and hfm1 that was one of the best albums ever!!!but the unit is lost in maddonas studio so yeah this album is pathetic!!!im still listening to vinnie paz album that came out a few months ago and banks album well got it this morning im puttin selling it to someone ells tonight cant have shit like this!!!!!!! 1 star

  • PO CAPO

    Dis my fuckin homie Dis shit go hard

  • tonio

    wtf whoever did this review is stupid! Sating start it up is bad! gtfoh it's the best song on the album maybe

  • Anonymous

    I'm shock...3.5 lol give him a 4.0 cmon don!

  • gunit

    This album is a classic......hiphopdx can't handle the truth...

  • ceaz

    best album this year next to kanye west

  • GrandzMuzik

    Best album of the year!!!

  • hoodthug

    I need to stop listening to this album....I don't want gunit to ever come back but I keep listening lol anyway get kanye west joint...

  • FendiIi

    I never listened to the mixtapes Banks dropped the last few years. But since I heard this album I am still replaying the songs. I think I will stop replayin this album after I have played it death. Especially the songs: 'Celebrity', 'Home Sweet Home', 'Kill It' 'So Regretful' 'Start It Up' & 'This Is The Life' have been played a dozen of times on my mp3 the last week

    • DONHONKI

      DID YOU KNOW THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" IN THE UNITED KINGDOM???? WE ONLY HAVE "POETIC LICENCE",BUT ANY LAW IN THE U.K CAN OVER RIDE IT!! DUE TO RACISM IN MY FAMILY TOWARDS MY DAUGHTER,I RESPONDED WITH POETRY & HIP HOP LYRICS. THIS LEAD TO A COURT CASE AGAINST ME FOR THREATS TO KILL & HARASSMENT! THE JUDGE AT CROWN COURT DECIDED TO PLACE A "FIVE YEAR RAP & POETRY BAN ON MY MATERIAL!" "I AM OFFICIALLY THE FIRST EVER U.K RAP ARTIST & POET TO BE GIVEN THIS BAN! (2009-2014) ITS TIME TO STAND UP PEOPLE...DONT LET AUTHORITIES DICTATE WHAT YOU CAN & CANT SAY!! IF I RAP OR WRITE ABOUT CERTAIN SUBJECTS OR NAME CERTAIN NAMES, I'LL BE FACING UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON!! FOR RAP & POETRY!!??? WTF!!! CROWN COURT PAPERS DETAILING MY RAP BAN UP IN MY PHOTO ALBUMS NOW!!! FEEL FREE TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT IF YOU FEELING WHAT IM DOING!! STAY BLESSED! WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DONHONKI WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM/DONHONKI (Back catalogue of my tracks) WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM/WORDZAREWEAPONZ (My spoken word poetry audio) WWW.TWITTER.COM/DONHONKI WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/DONHONKI1 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM IAN DONHONKI DUNNE

  • chicago

    I got two copies one for the crib and one for my car...favorite songs unexplainable i don't deserve u .....soon or later and that joint with 50....that Ryan Leslie I mess with too many pretty excuse me if I don't remember u lol ...fire too many hot tracks start up it out also...Opps forgot about father time classic

  • caliman

    Yeah yeah I got the album I bootleg it but the album so hot I went to buy the real album but the sold out got it off itunes love it ....

  • mynig

    Hiphopdx haters banks album hard....

  • Troy

    Wtff is niggas talkin bout I'm bumpin the album now and on the double is a hot ass track overall the whole cd hot y ppl tripping it's real hiphop

  • JT

    "They want me to lose but i'ma win, i made it there before and i'ma make it there again" Niggas will forever hate on Banks cus he's down wit 50. Niggas actin like Loyalty aint in style no more. Album was great.

  • Anonymous

    banks spittin fire!! this review is wack fire the nigga

  • Anonymous

    banks went hard as hell on this album.. its what hip hop needed!!! this reviewer should get fired!!!! wack ass jigga

  • yall sleeping

    tha staff at hiphopdx should be fired how you rate pinky friday the same as hfm2....banks album ten times better

  • the truth

    i like kanye album but i listen to hfm2 more dont know why......

  • jerome

    yall sleeping albums crack

  • brooklyn

    good job banks.....kanye album good also but nicki is wack...

  • pointless

    lloyd went in......

  • haitian man

    classicccccccsss

  • apo

    One of the better albums out in a while. Gritty and head nodding, but the album could live with some of the ending slow jamz gone!

  • imjnice

    Too many features, but nice album. Banks is one of the best out. Period.

  • mo

    These editors are always anti G-unit. Why?

  • BAWSE2ULOOKOUTS

    FISH OUUTA WATER= FLOP LMAO, HE ACTUALLY SOLD MORE THAN I THOUGHT HE WOULD BUT THAN AGAIN IF U TAKE AWAY THE25K THAT 50BROUGHT HIMSELF THAT WOULD EQUAL 25K GGGGGGGGGG-UNIT LMAO!!!!!

  • bigdaddy

    NEW MC EIHT VIDEO - SO WELL 2010

  • hfm2boi

    album is dope! this review is wack he obviously doesnt no much about hip hop if he rated hfm2 same as pink friday.. fire this dude dx!

  • ortiz`

    4 of 5....cop the album!

  • calialex25

    REAL EAST COAST SHIT. This no ricky trash music or fake ass jay.

  • saidou ceesay

    banks is top 5......ok

  • D!z

    This is a good ass album. Ya'll niggas buggin on the review

  • lastrealnga

    Its hard to listen to albums from start to finish these days, but I listened to this whole jawn twice through.

  • Unknown

    I won't say this album had the feel that "Die One Day", "If You So Gangsta" or "South Side Story" brought but this shit's definitely solid.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    BANK$ I$ WIT THA BIZNE$$ ON THI$ ONE!

  • John Mullins

    Definitely the review of this is a little off. Album should have been rated higher. Any album that has n____ pressing rewind on damn near every track deserves some serious recognition.

  • John Mullins

    This album is one of the best of the year. Not a big Banks fan, but glad I took a listen. I underestimated how dope this fool is

  • Stevie

    This is one of the best albums out this year. Fuck what this review says. Not a classic but close. I just hope he sells well, even if he doesnt Banks will always be respected. He had a really successful year, stepped his game up to another level. I never doubted Banks. HE HAD A BETTER VERSE THAN EMINEM ON "WHERE IM AT" Yes I said it. Mad respect for the brother. Do your thing Banks.

  • Hpno

    "The execution isn't as good the second time around" ^^^^^^ I completely disagree with that statement, the execution of this album is actually BETTER then the first time, banks has elevated his whole game lyrically and production wise, ya'll dont kno what the fuck ya'll be talkin bout sumtimes, this is a classic. ~_~

  • aesupreme1

    HipHop DX is in dire need of an editor. There are far too many mistakes in this published review. As a reader, it's frustrating as hell to try and interpret what is being said in such broken sentences. This unfortunately happens on a regular basis on this site; step it up HipHop DX!!

  • Anonymous

    eagle strapper, foreign gwop collector, you better stop all the hate, you know my ends straight, i clap ya girl, make the bed break, leak the sex tape

  • lol

    i fucken bought this album because this is real hip-hop. He won't sell many records which is sad because pink friday will sell more than hfm 2 . Its the same thing if J. Cole put an album out the same day as em like banks did with kanye. The name sells

  • Anonymous

    yeh album is dope! i bet every1 has got it but not many bought it.. 4/5

  • Anonymous

    idiots why is this album a classic because of 4 or 5 dope songs???

  • fcvs

    you guys say it's the best album of the year but you don't buy it THE HUNGER FOR MORE 2 SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP CLASSIC ALBUM

  • hfm2boy

    hands down the best album of 2010!

  • dlcrossdresser

    I dream about guys wit big dlks all in me while im in doggystyle. I like how they play like they not into me and we get around the corner they let me sck them off while i kiss their dck.. I got pics of me in dggystyle too on Yahoo mess: manup2this

  • ATLBANKHEAD

    BANKS ALBUM IS CRACK... IM FROM ATL SHAWTY AND THE MUSIC OUT HERE SUKS ASS I CANT LISTEN TO GUCCI,WAKA AND ALL THESE CORNY NON LYRICAL FAKE ASS RAPPERS AND SOUTH BEATS ARE WAY OVERATED THEY SOUND SO COMMON, BUT IM GLAD NY BACK ON TOP CAUSE EAST COAST HIP HOP IS BEAUTIFUL REAL TALK...

    • dlcrossdresser

      I feel ya. a lot of people from the a isn't listen to that flocka no more. old dude here must be stuck in 2009 or something

    • Anonymous

      fuckouuta here nigga u aint from the a talin that bullshit go listen to some cyhi legit figurez krit curren$y jay elec j.cole thats the south fuck what u heard NORTHSIDE

  • HIPHOP101

    BANKS GOT THE STREET ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND HE STILL GONNA SELL, FUCK GOING POP LIKE KANYE AND NICKI FAKE ASSES.. G-UNIT ALL DAY STILL GOING STRONG... YA SAY BANKS AND THE UNIT SHIT SOUNDS THE SAME WTF YALL TALKING BOUT EVERY YOUNG MONEY SONG SOUNDS EXACTLY A LIKE WIT THE SAME METAPHORS AND BEATS YOU FUCKING HATERS...

  • mr718

    hip hopdx needs some new editors on this site How the fuck does this editor Slava Kuperstein aka moron says that Start it up,on the double and I dont deserve you are weak tracks smh... Start it up is like the hottest single in the streets right now and I dont deserve u wit Jeremih is fire thats Banks next lead single...

  • TellItLikeItIs

    this review is a joke.....

  • droppa

    album is poppin! just what NY needed GO GET HFM2 NOW!!! SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP

  • Wever

    Great album took me suprise i'm glad I went with my gut and copped this disc!

  • crack!

    hfm2 is best album of 2010 period! father time and unexplainable are classics!

  • Anonymous

    banks did his thing! album is bangin

  • mic

    banks has the best hip hop album of 2010 hands down! he is a real nigga and a true mc and his album shits on nickis and i wouldnt say it shits on knayes but it is definitely better!! HFM2 4.5/5

    • dlcrossdresser

      I dream about guys wit big dlks all in me while im in doggystyle. I like how they play like they not into me and we get around the corner they let me sck them off while i kiss their dck.. I got pics of me in dggystyle too on Yahoo mess: manup2this.

    • Weaver

      Agreed man I got both discs and this one is the one bangin in the trunk

  • Anonymous

    HFM2 is dope! album of the year for mine.. if he didnt have "on the double" on the album it would have been close to classic.. on the double is wack as hell!!! FATHER TIME= CLASSIC UNEXPLAINABLE= CLASSIC TAKE EM TO WAR+ CLASSIC!!!!!! 14 of the 17 songs are tight!! 4/5

  • Anonymous

    Shit was fuck'n fire u gay ass niggas just runanaway and finish list'n 2 kanye

  • Trehank

    this album is by far one of the hottest album of this year 5/5 go cop up and listen to it

  • Feeno

    Banks album of the year!!!!!!

  • Killalex

    Lloyd Bricks gonna sell wood again. No but seriously, this g-unit shit is washed up and done. Cop that Yeezy if you want to hear real progress and music.

  • Dab

    This is a rap album by a rapper who isn't trying to change the game or be totally different but is being a good NY rapper. Yes I said good as there is improvement in Banks lyrics, flow and wordplay. Content however is typical bullshit that's pretty much shoved down our throats. That's really the thing that sets this album back. With that said Father Time is definantly my favorite track. It's not album of the year but its a good album nonetheless

  • balls

    Yo, haven't heard this yet...but I got a question. Why did Banks change his voice?? I've been wondering this for years, and have not gotten an answer. His voice used to be fuckin ILL, now it has a higher pitch and sounds much much worse. WHY?

  • muffsmasher

    This shits on Kanye's album mainly cos this is hiphop not an ego trip. Not as good as HFM but its one of the best records this year so definatly worth puttin in the collection.

  • Anonymous

    nothing special It's 2010 and Banks is still rapping about the same things as in 2004. Totally no progression in this album. He is not good enough to make a solo album, he can better keep his best rhymes for a g unit album. And yo banks do something about your annoying voice.

    • twoholla

      @wow i co-sign with FCVS...not every emcee has to be on some progressive shit...there are numerous emcees/rappers who do different things or tap into different "sub-genres" of hip-hop, so to speak (emo-rap, abstract, etc.)...when you want listen to witty fly NY street/shit-talk you go to Lloyd Banks, when you want to listen to political rap...you throw Public Enemy or Immortal Technique...and oh...maybe people weren't riding with ROTTEN APPLE soooo much was for the simple fact, SIR MORON-DOUCHE...that the album, though good, still lacked in many areas bitch-crab-fuck

    • fcvs

      shut the fuck up wow balls is right rick ross is always rapping about drug deal wayne is always rapping about bling birdman is always rapping about money soulja boy is always rapping about nothing game is always rapping about guns and name dropping so what change do you see in rappers subject? so SHUT THE FUCK UP HATER

    • Wow

      Wow, a lot of dickriders came out of nowhere in '10. You dudes weren't there for Rotten Apple were you? Smh.

    • balls

      Man, FUCK progression!! All you dudes sayin rappers need to constantly be changin' and shit...man, fuck that! How much can you change?? You want all rappers to pull some Kanye shit, and start singing or something? You want them to sing country?? Fuck that! Rappers always rap about certain subjects, that's rap!!

  • Hunger for more 2

    Besides Kanye he got the best cd this month wtf u mean Start it up doesnt make his cd sound good that shit was one of the best tracks on his cd celb. ft. akon was hot too niggas be hating on hear damn dx ya suck ya rate this nigga and kanye a 4 but rate uknown niggas a 4.5 or higher ya dont know music smh

  • olk

    Some people don't know what real hiphop is. Go listen to Big l's album. Banks album is wack! Same old bullshit as ever. Nothing special. Boring lyrics, boring flow and a boring voice. But offcourse the G Unit stans think that this is classic. But hey they can't helped it, they are 12 years old.

  • DeK

    Album is weak. lloyd banks hasn't grown since THFM. He has nothing to say then rap about bitches and money Also his voice is very annoying and his flow sucks

  • Anonymous

    Indeed this is just an updated version from Banks album in 2004. Banks has grown as an artist: same lyrics, same boring flow and his voice sucks. We gotta admit that G-unit is over.

  • PLK

    5/5 G-Unit is one of few real ones left. The Hunger For More 2 is classic!

  • top

    album is crack.. father time is incredible

  • Moses

    Great Album. Definitely a 4/5. This album does not deserve to be rated the same as Nicki Minaj's. This album is definitely better. Favourite Song is probably Take em to war and Home sweet home for the time been. Still Listening. This could be the return of G-Unit.

  • Kenny_C

    great album, liked it 4/5

  • Anonymous

    hfm2 is NY hip hop at its best for a long time!! how did FATHER TIME not get a mention that track is classic!!!

  • r

    album is dope! 4/5 this review is bullshit!! HFM2 best album in 3 years

  • Anonymous

    best album of 2010.. ohh and banks did have the better verse over em

  • fuck this bullshit

    FORGOT TO RATE THIS HUGE PIECE OF SHIT DISAPOINTMENT. 2/5

  • fuck this bullshit

    13 songs...too many faggot female tracks. Huge disappointment. Banks is better than this bullshit. Only song worth playing more than once is BBB.

  • Anonymous

    love the lame niggas who pretend to be real G-Unit "fans" but dont like this CD. if you dont like HFM2, you didnt like G-Unit, you liked what was 'hot' in 2003-2005, and now you probably like Drake and Wayne.

  • Rick

    great album no way should it be rated the same as nicki minaj father time>pink friday

  • Too Bad For Bank$

    too many gurly tracks for my liking and the strings on most of the beats annoy the hell out of me. the beat selection is real mediocre. dude has 200 beats to choose from and he chooses some of the worse shit he ever rapped to....banks can do way better than this. I was hoping he could drop an undeniable classic but this is a flop.. maybe next time...good luck selling more than 100 thousand copies of this cd. i know i wont cop it

  • Bringpacback

    @Chris lmao bettter then eminem!eminem killed banks on where im at wtf did you smoke!!!this is such a dissapointment they were like best album everyone!!and its just as good as hfm1 and and but this cat was supposed to be real he making sing sing bullshit like 50 now!!dont get me wrong i was a big g-unit fan bought all Units albums and believe me i always start fights because people would tell me young buck and game was the only real cats in g-unit!!!and after this album i just realise young bucks mixtapes is better then this cats HFM2!!!fo real i hate to say it but its real!!!!Even Rotten Apple is better then this shit and hfm1 that was one of the best albums ever!!!but the unit is lost in maddonas studio so yeah this album is pathetic!!!im still listening to vinnie paz album that came out a few months ago and banks album well got it this morning im puttin selling it to someone ells tonight cant have shit like this!!!!!!! 1 star

  • $tylez

    niggaz all wayz haten on banks cuz of how 50 acted like give him his credit this album is flamez...

  • mack

    never liked loyd banks rap style or music . ill give a listen . damn only 2 or 3 good songs , the rest is just him rapping about a female buying her stuff . nothing special . his voice is annoying too

  • Charles ExSavior

    4 stars. Personally the first album was a 4/5... this is more like a 3.5/5 at best.

  • Ghostface

    This is a damn good album..but what idiots are hired as editors at this site? how can you rate that piece of shit Pink Friday and this album the same? I really can't stand the "hip hop media", its a bunch of biased assholes.

  • Chris

    This album was HOTT!!! I don't understand why he never gets a fair shot. Maybe he doesn't cry enough for attention like Kanye. Maybe cause he's too mellow?? Either way, he puts out REALLY HOT MUSIC. Real gritty New York Hip Hop Rap. No, he's not very poppy like these commercial artists. But hip hop is not really all about that. Bottom line, he never gets a fair look. This album is hot. Lyrics and rhyme schemes he uses are classic. He does better then the features on his album ****EVEN BETTER THEN EMINEM***. I understand a couple of songs may not have been top tier such as " On the Double", but that song has it's purpose (strictly going out to the club). I agree the song with Eminem should've been on the hard copy as well. He deserves more respect and I know his peers are giving it to him. Album is hot and definitely also keep in mind he dropped 10 tracks in 10 weeks leading up to the album that can also be thrown into the mix (Blue Friday Series). I feel like I got 2 albums worth of material for only paying for one. Banks is a beast bottom line.

    • Bringpacback

      @Chris lmao bettter then eminem!eminem killed banks on where im at wtf did you smoke!!!this is such a dissapointment they were like best album everyone!!and its just as good as hfm1 and and but this cat was supposed to be real he making sing sing bullshit like 50 now!!dont get me wrong i was a big g-unit fan bought all Units albums and believe me i always start fights because people would tell me young buck and game was the only real cats in g-unit!!!and after this album i just realise young bucks mixtapes is better then this cats HFM2!!!fo real i hate to say it but its real!!!!Even Rotten Apple is better then this shit and hfm1 that was one of the best albums ever!!!but the unit is lost in maddonas studio so yeah this album is pathetic!!!im still listening to vinnie paz album that came out a few months ago and banks album well got it this morning im puttin selling it to someone ells tonight cant have shit like this!!!! 1 star

  • mikey

    great album go buy it 5/5

  • Anonymous

    Lloyd Banks is cool, put out a somewhat pop sounding album geared more toward the clubs and the whip. Just do what I did and get the album, remove the songs you don't like and replace them with the dozen or so songs he released on blue fridays, reach out, king, this is the life etc... now you have a full disc to play front to back def worth 10 bucks. I did the same with the Teflon Don album and Albert Anastasia mixtape.

  • rexxx

    i luv da album copped it

  • shake

    banks never gonna get a fairshake. forever underrated. niggas wanna talk about album sales, and 50 cent hate. this guy just dropped a dope album, incredibly balanced, dope spittin front to back, "any girl" is a dope radio record, the review failed to mention banks swithcin flows bodying every verse. niggas fucked with ll's girl joints cuz he was spittin with skill, same with banks. banks held his head up with every guest and gave hip hop a dope album to throw in the whip. rotten apple was dope, it just got hated on for not doing well commercially. why banks is always underrated, a lot of ppl know of banks, not many know the whole story though.

    • ghostface

      i agree with what anonymous said...im surprised most people dont see that

    • Anonymous

      it happened with BISD, and now this. now i know BISD isn't classic but it certainly wasnt terrible. G-Unit has to fulfill way more criteria for them to be considered good for some damn reason. if the album sells, the music sucked, if the music is fire (like HFM2) then it doesnt sell well, and thats why it sucked. G-Unit will never be fairly rated. if HFM2 isnt selling and doesnt get great reviews, what else can they possibly put out?

  • Ashley Maserati

    this is a classic

  • pzeeeeeeezy

    banks got barssss on this album

  • casper21

    soo disappointed. I was a big fan of the first hunger for more, but I was really hoping for a more introspective record. Banks isn't 20 anymore, so this stuntin' bullshit is beyond juvenile. Yes he can rap and put punchlines together, but I thought he was capable of a lot more than this. There's nothing here with any replay value, and most of the production is terrible. Not saying banks is garbage or anything, but for christ sakes, stop catering to teenage hustlers, show some progression from you first album.

  • Anonymous

    niggas so damn caught up in hype rather than quality of music. HFM2 >>>>

  • Davie2wavy

    Classic Album.. this website is biased

  • b back

    ok album but not better than yelawolfs album its bangin!

  • Ronnie PaperChaser Robinson

    Hot album. h.f.m 2

  • azmatic1

    best street album out of NY for 6-7 years. great album, welcome back banko.

  • Anonymous

    i dont get why bonus tracks arent at least considered for a review. most people got the CD with them. that would easily put this CD over the top, but even then probably not on this bullshit site.

  • I EAT SHIT FOR LIVING

    agree song with em should have been on the disc not fuckin bonus on itunes,"on the double"should have been thrown out replaced with "king" and this is the life the bonus track could have been on the bitch too.now dat's a classic

  • Anonymous

    If he added the song with em,and song "king" from blue friday which is a sick song if you didnt hear it go download it at hotnewhiphop.com he prolly would have got a 4.in my eyes its a 4 anyways .Goin to copp dat shit this week. 1.sooner or later 2.celebrity 3.father time

  • Anonymous

    not a single skippable track. Any Girl is the 'worst' and its not even bad. wack review, and so predictable that another G-Unit CD doesnt get its credit. i get that Curtis and BISD werent that great, but this is.

  • Anonymous

    typical. another review not giving Banks his credit. should at least be a 4. i knew this would happen. whoever this nigga is, he probably thinks Minaj and Kanye's CDs are 5/5.

  • hfm baby

    hhdx is bias, its a dope album. i bought my copy.

  • Semval

    Ppl, go n support Banks - buy his album!! Support hip-hop!

  • Semval

    real hip-hop, much better than majority of this year's albums! Strong 4/5!!

  • Timothy

    Lets all be real for a secound Lloyd Banks album has 0000000concept in lyrics with nothing to even show in his raps. and the production songs the same. if you dont back up ur suppously dope production with a LYRICALLY CONCEPT to give the listeners something new then you deserve it sorry point blank period.

    • ZiggyThaKid

      Banks is one of favorite rappers but you're right about him having concept records. I think that's his weakness. There's really no song like South Side Story or Til The End on here and the production on the first H.F.M. is head & shoulders better than the second one. But you just have to accept every rappers strengths & weaknesses for what they are. Banks is a beast a making records for the bitches and talking about cars & shit.

  • thisis50dotcom

    more than half the songs are dope as fuck...kids now a days leaving these horrible comments are all jokes.

    • the.watcher

      "more than half the songs are dope as fuck." Haha, silly homosapien, how about you listen to albums that don't have a single bad song on them? I also find it interesting that you think "kids" are not liking this album, because I think you got that backwards... this is not grown-man shit, this is for the teens trying to stunt. Sure, it may have a few catchy tunes but at the end of the day - there's simply no complex themes and/or context to the music - it's disposable pop, plain and simple.

  • Nico 3

    Aside from maybe 2 songs, this was garbage.

  • dopeascanbe

    This album is ok. not as good as i thought it would be. Father time, celebrity,the one wit Em and home sweet home are the top tracks. Take em to war is descent as well as the one wit jerimiah. the rest are so so to garbage

  • HFM 2 LETS GO

    This album deserves a 4.

  • Big P 1

    Album is dope. Now, someone please tell me how in the hell this got the same rating as that Pink Friday album? HipHopDX, I roll with you, but you all gotta be insane to say this is on the same level as that disappointment.

  • sever246

    Not as good as the first one but def a good cd.

  • dapperdon

    stop tha hate HFM 2 IS A 4.5 GIVE THA MAN SOME FUCKIN CREDIT FOLKS DANMMMMMM THAT PINK FRIDAY SHIT IS MAD COMMERCIAL N.MINAJ IS OVERRATED N YALL KNOW IT

  • Geezindahood

    Sick album!! love it just copped it today

  • tommy

    A classic album is one that you can listen to every song without skipping...this album is all that and more.. Bank$ is a top 5 MC and he has great flow and punchlines for days. every beat is fire. ppl need to stop hatin. I agree with HOVI...banks will never get his due credit

  • the.watcher

    Since I fucking hate Gangster Rap, I wasn't even gonna give this a spin, but I did enjoy the bootleg Big Withdraw, which would later morph into the horrendous Rotten Apple, so I decided to try it....well, it's not as bad as the aforementioned shitfest, but it's still crap with a few alright songs. I'm digging that Eminem feature though, which is surprising, cos my opinion of Em post-MMLP is pretty much the same as G-Raps'. 2/5

  • unbiased

    although lyrically not one of his best works, his play on words is what makes his sound so unique and this album showed off what he's capable of. Lloyd Banks is a beast on the mic, he should be getting way more respect. he's nowhere near the elites like jayZ or Kanye, but hes a contender no doubt. and i agree with the others, no way this album should be rated the same as pink friday. ridiculous man

  • oo

    lmfao how pathetic they didnt even the best track on the album.

  • y silv

    this is his most complete album and its rated the same pink friday smh

  • ant

    tough album and any girl is dope!!!!!dont know why niggas is hatin

  • ihatelamar

    shoulda been long , shoulda have more personal tracks nd less features but still good. and the eminem track should been on the album instead of a bonus ; if it was longer it would give it more depth tho ; PLK is back eventhough he never left. Best Song: Father Time Honorable Mention: Home Sweet Home Worst Song: On The Double 3.5/5

  • kps

    Dope album except for any girl. Start it up is the shit and so is that em track and that rae track!

  • Hovi

    3.5? c'mon man this is the album of the year. This album is HIP HOP. Smh Banks is never gonna get the credit he deserves.

  • raf bio

    Album of the year, beats Kayne and Nicki for sure. As much as I love Em, this goes harder. Besides the first few singles, the rest of the album is for the streets!

  • nappy

    TERRIBLE ALBUM....FUCK THIS FAG

  • Ayre

    I liked the album, defintely better than RA. When's the Currensy review coming? That album gets played more than anything out this week for me.

  • jag

    WHAT START IT UP DOES NOT MAKE GOOD USE OF SWIZZ BEATS AND KANYE WEST WTF YALL TALKING ABOUT MAN.....THAT SOME BS ALL FOUR ON THAT TRACK KILLED IT...YALL NEED TO REVIEW THIS SHIT AGAIN..THIS IS ONE OF THE HOTTEST RECORDS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW

  • Anthony

    someone is spitefully hating on this page..get away pagan

  • kelso13

    Dx you guys rate dis album as da same as pink friday..huh? Smh

    • dapperdon

      thank u ....this album is crack but them mofoz dnt wanna give banks credit that that pink friday shit is garbage man that shit is mad commercial n nicky minaj is overrated

  • CArllz

    Anything less than 4 1/2 is unacceptabl..if you had been following Bank$ u would know y..1st, every track is worth listening..Banks always pack a superb delivery n punch..consistency...give unto ceasar wat i s ceasar's..i say 4 1/2..more tracks were needed

  • Anonymous

    i think that hes way overatted on this site. this was a fair review, but i do think it is way better than pink friday.

  • asher1985

    pretty dismal, loved his 1st 2 cd's, this one is pretty annoying.

  • joe smoke

    SLAVA KUPERSTEIN you should never rate hip hop albums again. you should be a lawyer with a name like that. fuckin geek jew givin banks album a 3.5 eat a dick slava, you third world peasent. this banks album is better than any fabolous album, any joe budden album, it deserves a higher rating. indy route do it yourself banks showing niggas how its done. fuck this review corny as hell every track bangs lyrics is ill throughout. concepts, execution, cohesion. dope album front to back, dx plays the political game too much with the album reviews. guess banks needed some autotune guitar instrumental fadeouts to get what he deserved. faggots.

  • Donnie

    Great review, I feel as though it deserves a nice four and a half though, so I'll round it up to balance things out with the haters. Don't deserve you, Celebrity and Payback are some highlights.

  • Dan

    Love this cd better than kanyes

  • freetw

    4/5 It's pretty good.

  • paradigm211

    HipHopDX ... C'mon Son!!! in reviews past you wish an artist in G-unit would branch outside the camp & collab with other artists and Banks did so on this LP just as 50 did on Curtis. Drake had a feature damn near on every track! You praise 'Ye for keeping up with the times with 808s & Heartbreaks and now MTDF, yet half the content on his album is not G.O.O.D. Friday material he put out before the album. What about an artist who has been consistently-consistent with mixtape, punchlines and content?!? This is the album any Lloyd Banks fan should expect after the 5 & Better Series: Return of the PLK, Halloween Havoc, Cold Corner, 4-30-09 1 & 2, and V5. Yet you compare it to hip-hop elites, any Wayne-head would tell you the Carter 3 was nothing like his mixtapes --- too commerical. Album at a minimum should be 4 star, 4 1/2 at the most. This is hip-hop when all people want to hear now-a-days is pop! Don't be a victim of society!

    • jigga

      you sound so fuckin stupid sayin SON!...come on SON!....aaaww SON! thats gotta be the gayest thing the eastcoast ever came up with.....faggot

  • HFM2 !!!

    Rating this the same as NickiMinaj... C'mon son! HFM2 4 1/2 Stars!