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Lloyd Banks

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South Jamaica, Queens (2004 – present)

Lloyd Banks (Born Christopher Charles Lloyd, on April 30, 1982) , is an American rapper and member of the rap group G-Unit. Raised in South Jamaica, Queens, he dropped out of high school in 1998. With G-Unit, he released two albums, Beg for Mercy in 2003 and T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight) in 2008. Banks released his first solo album The Hunger For More in 2004 with the top ten hit single “On Fire”. He followed with Rotten Apple in 2006 and left Interscope Records 2009.

Banks was born in New Carrollton, Maryland and raised in Queens, New York. His mother named Rosa LLoyd of Puerto Rican descent and has a Haitian-American father. His father spent most of Lloyd’s childhood in prison, leaving his mother to raise him and his two siblings. Lloyd attended August Martin High School but dropped out at age 16. For his stage name, he took his great, great-grandfather’s name Banks, which was passed on by his uncles who also shared it.

G-Unit was founded when childhood friends Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, and Tony Yayo decided to make a group with each other. They met Young Buck when UTP group came to New York and 50 Cent heard Young Buck rapping. After 50 Cent signed his contract with Aftermath Entertainment they took Young Buck in the group and signed him. Tony Yayo, being an older and more experienced rapper, joined 50 Cent on the Nas Promo Tour, the Cash Money Tour and the Ruff Ryders Tour.

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  • Jongusmoe

    One of the most underrated rappers out there

    16 Jul 1:11am Reply
  • Sekhem

    cc2 one of the best mixtapes of all time

    26 Jun 3:19pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    lol, no. i am not listening to this

    25 Mar 7:18pm Reply
  • HugoDalton

    F.N.O. (Failure's No Option) ta aí a Mixtape do Ano

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JaMDKinG

    I slept on this mixtape for about a week, but listening to it now. God damn this man is underrated as fuck.

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    One of the best mixtapes out there. We need a 320kbps quality - NOW.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TuNa_DriNk

    FNO is fuckin amazin!! [2]

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jay-z33

    FNO is fuckin amazin!!

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • janbunb

    it's just incredible

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JordanMatondo

    YO! Banks has always been nice on mixtapes but F.N.O. is some next level shit, this tape has shot right up and replaced the first Cold Corner as my favorite Lloyd project, from start to finish it's a great listen and for sure in my list of favorite projects this year. A.O.N. (All or Nothing) series has truly kick-started with a BANG!

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • OG_IceMan

    impressive

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ImbissBrunto

    New tape is fucking fire! [2] Banks can rap but I've always thought the production on his mixtapes can be kinda hit-and-miss. FNO has excellent beats though, I hope he keeps that up!

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • HugoDalton

    Mixtape foda. Ótimas produções.

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • VeX08

    New tape is fucking fire! PLK.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • YanVNP

    niggas be sleepin in this

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • aaammmiiinnn

    ONE, TWO, THREE, GRIND

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • carolinadee

    banksssssssssssssssssssss

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • seapunk7

    On Fire xD

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Young_Legend187

    Follow the Leader >>> All or Nothin': Failures No Option new shit !

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • vanitieswhorex

    Open Arms is realest

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
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