Queens, New York rapper Lloyd Banks’ debuted the video for his latest single “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” today (March 15).
The single is taken from his mixtape V5 and has become popular on mix shows and clubs around the country, while a variety of rappers have already laid their own verses down over the instrumental to the track.
Banks reflected on the success of the single and the staying power of the mixtape game in an upcoming interview with AllHipHop.com.
“The success of ‘Beamer, Benz, or Bentley,’ it just reminds me of all the places I’ve gone due to a single record,” Lloyd Banks told AllHipHop.com. “One record could take an international artist back around the world.”
Banks will repay Juelz Santana for his cameo on “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” with an appearance on The Skull Gang leader’s upcoming mixtape The Reagan Era.
Banks is currently touring across Europe with rapper 50 Cent on the "Before I Self Destruct Tour."
While the rapper enjoys playing the live arenas that 50 Cent is able to fill, he told AllHipHop.com that the smaller, intimate venues were special to him.
“We’re more excited about those shows than anywhere else because….we get a chance to do the material you want to do, not the material they used to hearing,” Banks told AllHipHop.com.
“To get out there and give them that mixtape material mixed in with the hits that they know…that’s always a good feeling.”
Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel is featured in the video, adding fuel to lingering speculation that he will be officially joining the G-Unit camp after a falling out with former friend/collaborator, Jay-Z.
Banks and Sigel performed together over the summer at Great Adventure, during a trip for neighborhood kids sponsored by 50 Cent.
“Shout out to Beans,” Lloyd Banks told AllHipHop.com. “Beans came out did his record, which is like a whole new raw energy, similar to when we did the 40 Day event [in Queens].”