Queens rapper Lloyd Banks performed at New York City’s B.B. Kings. The streets may have been filled with snow and slush, but the bad weather didn’t stop fans from coming out to see the G-Unit solider.
Banks ran through classic mixtape cuts, including “Victory Freestyle,” before he took fans back to choice selections off his platinum debut, The Hunger For More, like “I’m So Fly” and “On Fire.” Blue Hefner balanced out the show with more solo material from his second LP Rotten Apple.
Towards the end of the show, Banks told the DJ to stop the music so he could ask the crowd a question. “How do y’all feel about the police,” he asked. In true N.W.A fashion, the audience replied with, “Fuck the police!”
Banks then got the crowd to chant “Fuck Rick Ross,” which set the stage for Banks to tear into the Miami boss’ character on “Officer Down.” From there, Banks closed out his set spittin’ his verse off crooner Joe’s “Ride With You” and G-Unit classics, like “Rider, Pt. 2.” —Donovan Moore