G-Unit's own Lloyd Banks recently revealed his top five favorite producers of all-time, which of course happen to range from hip hop legend Dr Dre to more new(ish) hit makers like Swizz Beatz. Banks went on to include some top New York producers like Mobb Deep's Havoc and DJ Premier.
"One of the first questions [XXL] asked me is my top five producers of all-time," Banks said in his video blog. "I definitely gotta start with Dr. Dre. His beats have been influential, you can't even put an amount, probably one of the first vinyls I had [was from Dre] — so that was crazy. Just to be able to rap over all those [instrumentals]. I would carry that around because I loved the production so much — I definitely gotta say Swizz Beatz. I gotta put him up there, he's done countless hits over and over again so definitely Swizz Beatz. I enjoy Kanye West, what he's brought to the game, his production is crazy — Havoc from Mobb Deep is definitely one of my personal favorites. I just feel the sound he captures, ah man, it just brings me back to when I first got into rap…DJ Premier, DJ Premier brings me back to that 1990's feel so I definitely gotta put him in there and there's a lot more producers, but I haven't worked with y'all so y'all don't get a shout-out 'til I do." (XXL Mag)
Lloyd Banks – Names His Toip 5 Favorite Producers