News: Lloyd Banks Discusses G-Unit As A Triple Threat, "We Don't Really Need Nobody Else" [Audio]
Monday, Sep 21, 2009 6:00PM
With the downsizing of G-Unit to just three remaining members, Lloyd Banks recently spoke on why 50 Cent and Tony Yayo are the final pieces to his platinum-selling rap group.
Speaking on his studio relationship with Fif and Yayo, the "Punch Line King" touched on their chemistry and ability to turn out mixtapes in a matter of days.
"Oh yeah, that sh*t is crazy," Banks told DJ Whoo Kid about an upcoming mixtape he's on with 50 Cent. "I mean, that's back to where it started. Once we get in there, it ain't really much talking going on, to be honest with you. It's always been a good competition with us, it's only competition. I mean, we don't really need nobody else you know what I'm saying, because nobody else was here in the beginning. We're locked in that room and it's on and popping, automatic pilot. Probaby about eight songs done a night, two days, that's a mixtape." (Sirius Satellite Radio)
After being labeled a "broke" company by former Unit duo M.O.P., Yayo addressed the financial backing behind Fif's label.
"I seen something on a website where M.O.P. said G-Unit was going broke," Yayo explained in an interview. "I don't know what he was talking about, I still got two houses, I still got cars, as well as 50. I just feel like, when a n*gga give you an opportunity, you either gonna make it work or it's not gonna work. Either one. M.O.P, that was their first time being on MTV and BET. That was their first time really being on a major tour, Anger Management Tour which 50 spent like $8 mil on -- What about the money he spent on you, Laze, everybody that was in your entourage hotels, n*ggas stayed in the Ritz, burning cigarettes on the dresser, burning pillows, starting fires, smoking sh*t out doing crazy sh*t when the bill comes back. He didn't complain about that -- when everything is happening, everybody's happy. But when sh*t is not happening for a n*gga, a n*gga's disgruntled." (Vlad TV)
Reflecting on former crew mates Young Buck and The Game, Yayo also said he wished things could have worked out with the Cashville rapper.
"Shout to Young Buck," Yayo began in an interview. "I wish you was with us, getting some money, living the life. When I see it, I feel a little sorry for him, because he could be taking the same advantages I'm taking. I just wish that the guy thought better or was a better businessman, instead of just being a good rapper. You being disgruntled towards 50, now what do you have? You could have been with us in Peru. We went to Switzerland, Istanbul, we went everywhere man. I'm too real for the industry. Even if I was disgruntled about anything, I wouldn't care, because I'm still getting money. Still got houses, still got cars, sprinklers still come out the ground. I think people get jealous of 50 of how big he is. You wake up, [New York City] Mayor Bloomberg is talking about 50. Then in the New York Post, he had two pages. Then he was on Fox 5 [New York] news because we're doing an event for the kids and grown-ups." (MTV)
Aside from past relationships, the Unit will reportedly be linking with multiple New York acts for an upcoming This Is 50 concert in New York City.
"Hey, what's up, it's your boy 50 Cent right here," he said in a video. "It's going down October 3rd, Governor's Island. It's gonna be mad people there. It's gonna be -- they didn't let me do Summer Jam so I'm doing my own Summer Jam. You know what I'm saying? I don't wanna say Maino's gonna be there, I don't wanna say Uncle Murda is gonna be there, I don't wanna say Cory Gunz, I don't wanna say Ron Browz, none of that. I don't wanna say Dipset, I don't wanna say D-Block, I don't wanna say none of that. I just wanna keep it real low-key like and just let you know you need to be on Governor's Island October 3rd." (This Is 50)
Check out Lloyd Banks' interview below: