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The Hunger For More
Lloyd Banks
The Hunger For More
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

It's a 50 Cent world, and we're just living in it. Lloyd Banks's solo debut is one in an upcoming series of G Unit-affiliated releases coming to a hood near you. With his understated raspy flows and gift for penning clever...  more »


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All Artists: Lloyd Banks
Title: The Hunger For More
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Interscope Records
Release Date: 6/29/2004
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: The Hunger For More
UPCs: 602498627624, 0602498627624

It's a 50 Cent world, and we're just living in it. Lloyd Banks's solo debut is one in an upcoming series of G Unit-affiliated releases coming to a hood near you. With his understated raspy flows and gift for penning clever punch lines, Banks has long been considered the crew's nicest lyricist. He might also be the most braggadocious. On choice cut "Warrior," the narcissism begins: "I'm smooth as the Isleys, sometimes I surprise me." Then there's the self-explanatory "I?m So Fly," produced by Timbaland, and "If You So Gangsta," where he informs his fellow hood dwellers why they can't compete with the "rap Lebron." As with all G Unit productions, the beats are first-rate. Remarkable backing tracks supplied by underrated producers Hi-Tek and Baby Grand ("I Get High," "Die One Day") act as a much needed counterweight to Banks's clichéd thug-guns-girls-jewelry banter. A better reason to cop this album is to hear Banks's introspective take on the flipside of thug living. R&B-tinged ballad "Karma" demos his ability to serenade the hotties in more, um, gentlemanly fashion. When he raps "if it wasn't for 50, I probably wouldn't be around," he might be right. But the rap world's no worse off with this capable debut in our midst. --Dalton Higgins

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Better than expected
ryan | MI USA | 06/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok look, for all you hatas out there sayin this album crashed is wrong. It's off the Hook!
1.Aint No Click ft. Tony Yayo~4/5~This track is a banger,it's all you ask for outta G-Unit with the rhymes of Yayo.
2.Playboy~5/5~When i heard this track i was blown away. Couldn't believe this, possible best track on there.
3.Warrior~3/5~Not one of my favs but still amanzing flow by banks,good song.
4.On Fire~4/5~Great song,this is for the clubs,comparable to 50's In Da Club.
5.I Get High ft.50 Cent & Snoop~5/5~One of my favs.I aint normally into slow beated drug songs,but the rhymes by Snoop are UNBELIEVABLE.
6.I'm So Fly~2/5~OK, just dont like it that much,boring till the chorus comes,normally i dont last it that long so i skip it.
7.Work Magic~4/5~I like this song a lot,great duo wit buck and banks.
8.If You So Gangsta~2/5~Again a little boring until the chorus.
9.Warrior Pt.2 ft.50 Cent,Eminem and Nate Dogg~5/5~Awsome! Best song on there man NO DOUBT.Chorus is blown away by Nate dogg its off the hoook!
10.Karma ft.Joe~3/5~Good Song,not the usual Banks but good song.
11.The Chips Are Down ft.Game~4/5~Kool song,nice Debut for Game.
12.Til The End~3/5~Good song,strictly hood.
13.Die One Day~1/5~Another Boring til the chorus, but the Chorus aint hype at all.
14.South Side Story~5/5~Love IT. Another Hood song here,Can't get no better.
15.Just Another Day[*]~4/5~Nice song.Bangin lyrics,will blow ya away."
Greatest G-Unit C.D Released!!!
M | 03/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lloyd Banks is a great rapper and deserves more cred than 50 and the whole rap game.

Aint No Click: 9/10
Playboy: 8/10
Warrior: 10/10
On Fire: 7/10 (overplayed)
I Get High: 8/10
I'm So Fly: 7.5/10
Work Magic: 10/10 Best On CD
If U So Gangsta: 9/10
Warrior 2: 10/10
Karma: 10/10
When Chips R Down: 9/10 (a 10 without Game)
Til The End: 9/10
Die One Day: 10/10
South Side Story: 10/10
Less then pleased
Jack Home | 07/23/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Lloyd banks was hyped up by the media and 50 cent to make us believe that he was the next Jay-z, or Biggie on the mic. But he falls short, all he talks about is how "fly" he is and how much money and cars he got's, oh yeah, he also talks about getting high and boning groupies. Now other rappers talk about that kind of stuff to ala Jay-z(back in the day) but they did it better. Half the time you can't even hear what lloyd is saying and he has a monotone voice that drives you to sleep."