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Encyclopedia > Lloyd Banks
Lloyd Banks

Background information
Also known as Blue Hefner, Gang Green, Boy Wonder, Number 1 Draft Pick, Big Truck Banks, Lamborghini Lloyd, and The Punch Line Boy
Born April 30, 1982 (age 24)
New Carrollton, Maryland, USA
Origin Jamaica, Queens, New York
Genre(s) Hardcore Rap
East Coast Rap
Occupation(s) Rapping Artist
Years active 1999 - present
Label(s) G-Unit/Interscope Records/Sha Money Management
Associated
acts
G-Unit and Shady
Website LloydBanks.com
MySpace Lloyd Banks

Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of G-Unit. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 436 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (473 × 650 pixel, file size: 42 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Carrollton is a city located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_USA.svg‎ REDIRECT File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elvis Presley Stevie Nicks Jodie Foster Janet Jackson Meryl Streep Jessica Lange Faye Dunaway Madonna (entertainer) Trent Reznor Diana Ross User:Mtiedemann... Jamaica, a neighborhood in Queens, New York City, was settled as a town by the English under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... NaSs seminal debut, Illmatic, had a profound impact on East Coast hip hop during the mid-1990s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg performing for the US Navy For information on rap music, see hip hop music. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Interscope Records is an American record label owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Shady Records is a record label specializing in hip hop music. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2], B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg performing for the US Navy For information on rap music, see hip hop music. ...

Contents

Biography

Early Life

Lloyd was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was raised in South Jamaica, Queens. His mother is Puerto Rican and his father was African American. His parents were young and never married. His father spent most of Banks' childhood in prison. This left Banks' mother to raise him and his siblings alone. Young Christopher Lloyd had the responsibility of taking care of his younger brothers when his mother went out. Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2], B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Banks started writing something resembling poetry at a young age and it started taking form. Eventually, he got the courage one day and rapped his rhymes on the streets of Jamaica, Queens. People's reaction to it stunned him. He kept freestyling and participating in local battles, earning a name for himself as a local MC. Major Mark Park Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ...


Lloyd Banks grew up around the corner from 50 Cent and Tony Yayo so they all would usually rap together and starred in a lot of city shows. Lloyd Banks attended August Martin High School in Queens, New York. Even when he was in school, instead of doing his school work he would write down everything that came to mind. Even when he wasn't rapping he would write. It was something he did in his spare time. He could not flourish lyrically in a structured school environment, so he dropped out before he turned 16. For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Tony Yayo (born Marvin Bernard on March 31, 1978 in Port of Prince, Haiti)[1] is an American hip-hop artist who is signed to the G-Unit Records label. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and two of New Yorks major airports. ... NY redirects here. ...


He took his great, great grandfather's name -- Banks -- passed on by his uncles who also shared it.


Yayo, being an older and more experienced MC, went on the road with 50 Cent on the Nas promo tourthe Cash Money/Ruff Ryders Tour. As Banks remained at home waiting for 50 and Yayo to return, he started rapping around the neighborhood to create a buzz for himself. He then hooked up with neighborhood producers and made tracks for local mixtapes. Lloyd Banks has a well-built reputation on the underground mixtape scene.[1] Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), known simply as Nas, formerly Nasty. ...


Banks was shot twice in September 2001, by what's believed to be stray gunfire in his neighborhood.[2]


G-Unit

G-Unit was founded when Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Bang Em Smurf, and Domination decided to make a group with each other. They met Young Buck when Cash Money group came to New York and 50 Cent heard Young Buck rapping. After 50 Cent got his contract with Shady/Aftermath they took Buck in the group and signed him. Domination and Bang Em Smurf left the group because of a personal feud with 50 Cent involving bail money for Bang Em Smurf's incarceration. Tony Yayo was sent to prison on weapons charges. G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Tony Yayo (born Marvin Bernard on March 31, 1978 in Port of Prince, Haiti)[1] is an American hip-hop artist who is signed to the G-Unit Records label. ... Bang Em Smurf is a rapper from South Jamaica Queens, New York. ... Domination is an American rapper that is currently signed to Koch Entertainment. ... Young Buck (born March 15, 1981) is an American rap artist. ... Cash money could refer to one of the following: Money, the financial currency. ... Category: ... Aftermath, is first attested in the 16th century in the meaning second crop (after-mowing, dialectal math, from Anglo-Saxon mæð mowing (c. ...


Fronted by 50 Cent, G-Unit quickly redefined the urban music industry back to gangsta rap. They produced a series of mixtape albums with original numbers and high quality artwork, making the discs something more than a bootleg, but not quite an independent release. For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Debut Album

50 Cent was soon signed to Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records and released the album Get Rich Or Die Tryin, which Banks was featured on the song "Don't Push Me". Lloyd Banks then became one of the first artist signed to Aftermath subsidiary G-Unit. G Unit released their first official group album Beg For Mercy in November of 2003, which remained in the top 20 of the Billboard 2000 after four months on the charts. 50 Cent, (real name: Curtis Jackson, born July 6, 1976), is a popular U.S. rap artist. ... Aftermath, is first attested in the 16th century in the meaning second crop (after-mowing, dialectal math, from Anglo-Saxon mæð mowing (c. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Beg for Mercy is the 2003 debut album from G-Unit. ...


In 2003, Banks was anointed 2003's Mixtape Artist of the Year at the Mixtape Awards due to his appearance on G-Unit mixtapes as well as his own Money in the Bank series. Though these successes allowed Lloyd Banks to tour the world multiple times over, one accomplishment means a bit more than all the rest. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lloyd Banks released his solo debut album The Hunger For More in June of 2004. Lloyd Banks released the summer smash hit On Fire featuring 50 Cent to help his album sell over 433,000 its first week and eventually selling over 2.6 million records in the US and 4 million worldwide. The Hunger For More is the first solo album by rapper Lloyd Banks, released in 2004. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... On Fire was a hit single from Lloyd Banks 2004 album which featured 50 Cents vocals on the chorus although 50 Cent is not officially credited as being a guest appearance on it. ...


In August 2005, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and their entourage were riding in a van, when the vehicle was pulled over after running a red light in midtown Manhattan. Officers said they discovered a loaded handgun and another weapon in the van. Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the charges after an investigation determined that neither Lloyd Banks nor Young Buck were in possession of the weapons. Felony gun charges against Lloyd Banks and Young Buck were dropped on November 8, 2006. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sophomore Album

In October of 2005 Banks rumored sophomore album The Big Withdraw was leaked on to the streets which featured some tracks produced by Scott Storch and tracks featuring 50 Cent. Lloyd Banks left it at a women's house after they had a threesome with another woman. She then sold it to a DJ who turned it into a mixtape. Banks had to scratch all the tracks from that album and begin work on a new sophomore album. Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big Withdraw was intended to be Lloyd Bankss second album. ... Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian[1] entertainment mogul, hip hop, pop, and R&B record producer, arranger and instrumentalist of Jewish descent. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ...


Lloyd Banks' sophomore album is titled Rotten Apple. The Timbaland-produced track "My House" was thought to be the first single, but Banks confirmed it was not and he sold it to the movie Little Man. "Rotten Apple" is a play on New York City's nickname "The Big Apple." Rotten Apple was released on October 10, 2006. The album debuted at #3, selling 143,000 copies in its first week. It has now sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S. alone. Rotten Apple wasn't considered as a commercial success due to the fact that his debut album sold more than 400,000 copies in its first week. He has released three singles from Rotten Apple: "Hands Up," "The Cake,"and "Help."[3] Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known as Timbaland, is an American musical composer and R&B record producer and rapper whose style influenced both genres even helping to blur the distinction between the two, as well as Pop and Dance music. ...


Controversy

The Game

Main article: G-Unit vs. The Game

Banks tries to keep the lowest profile in the G Unit Camp but feuds initially involving 50 cent has caused him to engage in this hip hop practice. The most well known of these feuds involving Lloyd Banks is the feud between him and The Game which started publically after The Game left G-Unit under perturbed circumstances. The Game and Lloyd Banks were rumored to not get along during the Game's tenure in G Unit. Lloyd Banks speculates that The Game had jealous insecurities involving the attention he received after the success of his first album The Hunger for More and Banks winning a lyricist title.[1]. After leaving the group,The Game released a series of diss songs against G Unit with most of them featuring Lloyd Banks' name in them. Banks nationally replied to the Game on a Rap City Freestyle. The Game quickly released a diss record called Soundscan where The Game pokes fun at Lloyd Banks' Album Rotten Apple falling 13 spots on the Billboard chart and disappointing second week sales, even though The Game did not have an album out. Banks replied on his mixtape Mo Money in the Bank Pt. 5 with a song called "Showtime (The Games Over)". Lloyd Banks states that 50 cent wrote half of The Game's first album The Documentary and he pokes fun at The Games' suicidal thoughts at the end of the track. The feud between G-Unit and The Game was a hip hop rivalry that began some time in 2004. ... The Hunger For More is the first solo album by rapper Lloyd Banks, released in 2004. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Documentary is Los Angeles rapper The Games first major-label album. ...


Discography

This is the discography of rapper Lloyd Banks. ...

Albums

Album cover Album information
The Hunger For More
Rotten Apple

Image File history File links Hungerb. ... The Hunger For More is the first solo album by rapper Lloyd Banks, released in 2004. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Interscope Records is a record label currently owned by the Universal Music Group. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Southside Story may refer to: Southside Story (Big Mello album), released in 1996 Southside Story (compilation) (various artists), released in 2000 Category: ... On Fire was a hit single from Lloyd Banks 2004 album which featured 50 Cents vocals on the chorus although 50 Cent is not officially credited as being a guest appearance on it. ... Im So Fly is the second single from Lloyd Bankss debut album, The Hunger For More. ... Karma (Sanskrit act, action, performance[1]; Pāli kamma) ( ) is the concept of action or deed in Dharmic religions understood as denoting the entire cycle of cause and effect described in Hindu and Buddhist philosophies. ... Image File history File links Ra_lloydb. ... Rotten Apple is a 2006 album by G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks released October 10. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Interscope Records is a record label currently owned by the Universal Music Group. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Cake is the street single from Lloyd Banks from his forthcoming album Rotten Apple. ... Hands Up may refer to: a music genre with the same name Ruki Vverkh, or Hands Up, a Russian pop music group Hands Up, a song by TLC from their album 3D Hands Up, a single by Starsplash from their album Here We Go Again Hands Up, the first single... Help is a word used to indicate distress or the need for assistance. ...

Trivia

  • Lloyd Banks's height is 6 ft. 1 in. (185 cm).[7]
  • His two favorite songs are In Da Club and Gin and Juice.
  • Is very popular in the mixtape scene with DJ Whoo Kid in the Money in the Bank series.
  • Was strongly considered to play the lead in Waist Deep, which later on went to Tyrese because of his current beef with The Game.
  • His full back tattoo "Rotten Apple" done by Chris Garver was done on the hit TLC show Miami Ink.
  • Lloyd Banks had his bullet-proof Chevrolet Suburban customized by Unique Autosports in New York.
  • His two younger brothers are in his video "Smile" playing Banks when he was younger.
  • Made cameo appearances in Lil Scrappy's "Money in the Bank" and Young Buck's "Get Buck".

In da Club is also the name of a Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz song. ... Gin and Juice is a 1993 single by Snoop Doggy Dogg, from his debut solo album Doggystyle. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Waist Deep is an American action film released on June 23, 2006. ... Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born 30 December 1978), often known simply as Tyrese, is an R&B artist, actor and model. ... The Game may refer to: // The Game (rapper), an American hip hop recording artist and actor The Game, a nickname of WWE wrestler Triple H The Game (college football), an annual American football game between Harvard and Yale Universities The Game (treasure hunt), a loose series of live puzzle events... Chris Garver, (born September 11, 1970), is a tattoo artist featured on the Miami Ink reality television show on the TLC. Garver was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he attended The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. ... TLC is a cable TV network in the US and Canada, that carries a variety of informational and reality-based programming. ... Miami Ink is both the name of a tattoo shop on Miami Beach, and the title of a reality show on TLC which films the events that take place there. ... Lil Scrappy (born Darryl Kevin Richardson II on January 19, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a rapper signed to BME Recordings. ... Young Buck (born March 15, 1981) is an American rap artist. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.askmen.com/men/entertainment_150/165c_lloyd_banks.html
  2. ^ http://www.askmen.com/men/entertainment_150/165c_lloyd_banks.html
  3. ^ http://www.rapsearch.com/news/index.php?itemid=1323
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Albums&model.vnuArtistId=511241&model.vnuAlbumId=797261
  5. ^ http://hhboard.com/showthread.php?t=124050
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Albums&model.vnuArtistId=511241&model.vnuAlbumId=797261
  7. ^ http://www.celebheights.com/s/Lloyd-Banks-921.html

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Persondata
NAME Banks, Lloyd
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Lloyd, Christopher Charles
SHORT DESCRIPTION East Coast rapper.
DATE OF BIRTH April 30, 1982
PLACE OF BIRTH Baltimore, Maryland
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Lloyd Banks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (809 words)
Christopher Lloyd (born April 30, 1982), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of the popular hip-hop group G-Unit.
Banks is of African American and Puerto Rican descent.
Banks would later sign a record deal with the label after it was established as a subsidiary of Interscope Records.
universalurban.com :: Lloyd Banks (1060 words)
Lloyd Banks has been described as a "metaphor-laden rhyme animal."  Through local mixtape appearances, Lloyd Banks established himself as one of the premier emcees in his Southside Queens neighbourhood.
Lloyd Banks was born Christopher Lloyd twenty-two years ago and raised in Jamaica, Queens.
Though these successes allowed Lloyd Banks to tour the world multiple times over, one accomplishment means a bit more than all the rest: Earlier this year, Banks was anointed as 2003's Mixtape Artist of the Year due to his appearance on G Unit mixtapes as well as his own Money in the Bank series.
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