Lloyd Banks has officially dropped Course of the Inevitable 3: Pieces of My Pain, and it’s available now on all streaming platforms.
The former G-Unit soldier has dropped the third, and final, installment of the Course of the Inevitable trilogy, following the release of the first two in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
He called in some big guns to give him a hand, with tracks featuring Method Man, Cormega, Vado (who appeared on two tracks, “LSD” and “Automatic Pilot,” the latter of which also features Dave East), 38 Spesh, and fellow G-Unit alumnus and friend Tony Yayo.
Banks also took to his social media platforms to announce the drop, while sharing the album cover alongside the announcement. It was in these social media posts that he paid tribute to his late manager, Hovain.
“Ok it’s that time!!! The Course Of The Inevitable III “Pieces Of My Pain” available now!!” he wrote on Instagram. “On all platforms!! Thanks to everyone that played a part in the process! I worked very hard on this project and would love to hear what y’all think about it!! Album link in the bio!!!!! Rest in peace to Hovain.”
You can listen to the album below:
Hovain (real name Jonathan Hylton), Banks’ longtime manager, passed away in November 2022.
At the time, Banks took to Instagram to pay tribute to the industry legend, sending his condolences to Hovain’s partner, Kim Hylton, and their children.
“HOV!!!! Been thinking about all of the conversations we’ve had..the plans..goals..even down to the little things like the Knicks & Nets..what borough Bred the greatest rappers,” Banks wrote at the time. “the phone wouldn’t even ring twice when I called..you were one of the good guys in this business..everything you did was for your family.”
He added: “I’ll forever be thankful for the connections/deals you’ve made happen.. my condolences. to your family @kimhylton and your daughters. gonna miss you brother.”
Lloyd Banks also shared a photo of Hovain on his Twitter account with a message that read: “Thank you for everything my brother.”
Hovain’s passing was announced on his Instagram account on November 26, with the statement asking people to keep his family in their prayers.
“It is with deep regret that we message to all family, friends and colleagues that Jonathan ‘Hovain’ Hylton passed away while at his home on Friday, November 25,” the message read. “He was a beloved and devoted father, husband, son, brother, and a proud Brooklyn representative.
“We’d like to thank all of his close friends for all of the love and support that you have shown during this difficult time. We ask that you all continue to keep his family in your prayers and respect their privacy at this time.”