Just when you thought 50 Cent was going to ride the wave out on his headphones and Vitamin Water checks, he shakes up the game once again. The G-Unit family is back together again, add another hungry soldier (Kidd Kidd) and now the rap game has a huge problem. We seen it all before with ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’, followed by the crew’s collaborative album and then Lloyd Banks’ solo effort, as well as, Young Buck’s solo debut. Just like ordinary people, things were said in the heat of the moment, lips were poked out, and at one time even, certain members of the clique stopped speaking, but all that stuff could be considered as growing pains and part of maturing. And now once again, after the differences have been settled and communication amongst the fellas began flow normally, everything is set for another 50 Cent and G-Unit takeover. We can sit back and say he (50 Cent) shouldn’t have let Young Buck back in or he should have just forgotten about Tony Yayo, but you have to remember that these guys played an instrumental part in each other’s lives and careers. This is literally a family, and tell me what family doesn’t have bickering and conflict every now and then… As we take a closer look at the following documentary, it is clear that the mutual respect amongst these gentleman is organic.
It seems like such an eternity since we’ve seen 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Game and Young Buck all on the same team. As history serves as a friendly reminder, whenever you put together a collective of artists to come together as one, there will always be friction looming amongst them. With that being said we look back at the history of G-Unit and how their lineup dwindled in what seems like a short period of time. Game and 50 Cent started out as what appeared to be the perfect business relationship. But Game’s agenda obviously did not coincide with 50’s and the two rappers quickly became arch enemies. Young Buck apparently let the accolades of fame ruin him career-wise, as well as, financially. With a highly publicized unraveling, Buck has repeatedly let it be known that he is more than willing work with G-Unit again. As for Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, the two who were most vocal about being loyal to their boss, friend, and labelmate 50 Cent, we haven’t heard much from them lately but it would probably be a sure go ahead for them if G-Unit did reunite. They will probably need to be the ones who need to step it up more as Fif counted on these guys to home him down when times got tough. Furthermore, Fif has said that Banks and Yayo have not done what they needed to do in order to take their careers to the next level. But to get back to the question at hand, can this reunion work? I think it can as long as the idea of it doesn’t become stale and fans are left waiting for years for this event to finally happen.
By now we’ve all heard about 50 Cent’s epic journey from running the streets while being heavy in the drug game, to becoming one of the most successful rap artists and entrepreneurs of our time. But truth be told, 50 Cent is smarter than you think and he didn’t get to where he is now by being a slouch. He’s spent countless sleepless nights into making himself an unstoppable money making and trendsetting machine. At this point in time, there is one key fact that stands apparent… he’s here to stay whether you like it or not!
Hands down Fif’ is one of the realest dudes to ever do it. Whether you like him or not, there’s no denying that he REALLY did live what he raps about and his story is so heartfelt because he got shot 9 times and lived to tell the story.
As many of us are wondering, as 50 Cent plans to soon drop his final album for Interscope Records, what’s next for Lloyd Banks, G-Unit, and 50 Cent himself. It’s clear that no matter what happens, Banks is going to continue to drop solid projects, whether official albums or mixtape. This is his latest endeavor, new mixtape titled, ‘V6: The Gift’. The rhymes are still sharp and any uncertainty or lack of confidence is NOT prevalent in Lloyd’s voice on this new mixtape.
I’m sure everyone can remember when G-Unit was still fresh and new to the game. Following 50 Cent’s classic ‘Get Rich…’ , Lloyd Banks delivered his own hood classic ‘The Hunger For More’. One of the most memorable songs taken from that album features The Game. Keep in mind that the song was made and released before the beefing and rumors started. Check it out…’Chips Are Down’
Here’s some fresh new sounds from Lloyd Banks’ new mixtape ‘Cold Corner 2’. After coming through with major heat almost every time he releases a new joint, we all know what to expect from Banks. Salute…