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Lloyd Banks New Yorks Most Important Rapper?

Posted By on June 7, 2011

     With his last few singles doing well, it seem that the New York Times feels that Lloyd Banks is now the most important rapper from New York.

Fabolous, wearing a bow tie clipped to his T-shirt and backed by a live band, was pleasant but perfunctory. He was outshone by Lloyd Banks, who may have stealthily become the most important rapper in New York — last year his “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” was a local anthem; this year he’s got “Start It Up.” It’s worth noting that major labels have done little for these two: Mr. Banks’s success came after parting ways with Interscope, and Fabolous’s recent surge has been completely on the back of his mixtapes. (New York Times)

Fabolous, LLoyd Banks, Ryan Leslie – Summer Jam