Rappers on television this week include Lloyd Banks, who delivers his new video to ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; and rap supergroup 213, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday.
Lloyd Banks and G Unit taped a performance on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ in New York City on Friday (July 9). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
Rap acts on television this week include Queen Latifah and the Roots, who both appear on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday; and Lloyd Banks, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Friday.
Rap acts who perform on television this week include Lloyd Banks, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; Method Man and Redman, who star in FOX’s ‘Method & Red’ on Wednesday; Twista, who performs on ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ on Wednesday and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn’ on Friday.
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Lloyd Banks, aside from 50 Cent, is probably the most recognizable member of G-Unit, and in a recent interview with ReactMag.com he credited 50 for teaching him about the rap industry. “I’m happy to be in the music business at such an early age and being able to watch 50 over the past few years,” explains Banks, “I tip my hat to artists who had to start off by themselves, like 50. Me on the contrary I had a reference to go off of, I was able to watch what was done right and what was done wrong.”
The New York Daily News spoke with Lloyd Banks ahead of the release of his first major-label solo album, ‘The Hunger for More’. Banks not only is pushing the album, but is staying busy iding a voice-over for a Saturday morning kids’ cartoon ‘Beaver Street Gang’ and appears in a p*rno [censored to avoid search engine image filters] film ‘Groupie Love’ filmed for his own company. “This is the business music, not the music business,” he said. “It’s all about the marketing.” And right now, no one is hungrier to market himself than Banks.”
With Lloyd Banks’ debut solo set, ‘The Hunger for More’ coming out June 29th from G-Unit/Interscope, Billboard Vibe music editor Erik Parker if Banks could match the success of G-Unit brother and label head 50 Cent. “There is a huge buzz for anything G-Unit-and Banks fits closest into the 50 Cent mold,” Parker says. “He made his name on mix tapes, stamping each track with sizzling verses — as did 50 Cent. And like 50 did with ‘Wanksta,’ Banks utilizes a polished club record like ‘On Fire’ to make a splash.”
There had been rumors floating around that a special appearance by someone in the G-Unit crew would be made at Club Matrix in Los Angeles, California last Friday on the 4th. So we decided to head on over thinking that it would be 50 Cent. The club was packed to the point where the club owner had to bring in the police to make some of the people waiting to get in leave because the club was already filled to capacity. While we were inside, everyone was buzzing about 50 performing! Suddenly, the lights went down, gun shots went off, and the crowd went crazy because we thought 50 was about to come out. Once the lights came on, there were about 20 people on stage and the only G-Unit member standing there was Lloyd Banks. The first thing he said was “Wassup ya’ll, ya’ll know my album is comin’ out on the 29th don’t y’all?” (Obviously he must be on a promotional tour for his upcoming album). The crowd was silent for a moment and in the back we heard a few people boo. He started off the set with his current single “On Fire”, and by the second verse, the crowd was very annoyed. The booing became so loud that you couldn’t even hear the song, yet alone Lloyd Banks. People just started leaving before he even got to the second song. I for one am a Lloyd Banks fan, however, I must admit I was quite disappointed myself.
Rap acts on television this week include MC Young Rome, who appears on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; the Streets, aka Mike Skinner, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn’ on Monday; Method Man and Redman, who promote their new show ‘Method and Red’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday and ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ on Tuesday; the Beastie Boys, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday; N.E.R.D., who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; Jadakiss, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday and ‘106 and Park’ on Thursday; Lloyd Banks, who appears on ‘106 and Park’ on Thursday; and Ludacris and Shawnna, who appear on ‘106 and Park’ on Friday.