News: Lloyd Banks Analyzes Lost Boyz's "Jeeps, Lex Coupes Bimas" Comparison
Monday, Mar 15, 2010 2:10PM
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has addressed the comparison of his hit "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" to the Lost Boyz's 1995 anthem, "Jeeps, Lex Coupes, Bimas and Benz".
According to Banks, he did not intentionally craft his song after the 90's classic.
"'Lex Coupe, Bimas and Benz,' that's something I thought about after," he explained. " 'Cause I asked somebody, 'when was the last record that was like that?' Then you hear like 'Chevy Ridin' High.' It was always old-school records. So 'Lex Coupe'... that was probably like the last one." "It's crazy cause we grew up in the same neighborhood," he said of the group. "Rest in Peace to [Freaky] Tah, I actually went to school with his brother." (XXL Mag)
CNN's Nore recently paid homage to Banks' new record uplifting the East Coast music scene.
"I salute Fabolous, he had a great year," Nore told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. "I like what he did for the town, I like his new mixtape. Lloyd Banks with Juelz Santana, that's a good look for the city, I salute that." ("Jenny Boom Boom TV")
Fabolous is reportedly going to be on the "Beamer" remix.
"We did a remix to 'Beamer, Benz or Bentley," Fab said in an interview. "Yeah, they had reached out to me, I think I had Twittered it or something so somebody had reached out to me like 'Yo, we would love to have you on the remix,' and I was like yeah that would be dope. Actually I worked with Banks before, I don't think it ever came out though, like something for his first project, I've been trying to dig up that song, [DJ] Clue been trying to dig it up as well, he's got his shovel. I guess it's in the G-Unit fort." (This Is 50)
According to Southern rapper Slim Thug, a remix to "Beamer" is currently in the works featuring himself.
"yep im doing the beemer benz or bentley," Thug wrote in an Q&A forumn. "they called me this weekend." (Formspring)
Check out Lloyd Banks & Juelz Santana's "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" music video below: