News: Lloyd Banks Crowns His Favorite Rapper Of All-Time

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 3:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has named his favorite rapper of all-time and divulged on a few of his other favorite things.

In addition to his favorite rapper, Banks also revealed his favorite dance song.

WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER OF ALL TIME? Lloyd Banks: Biggie Smalls. WHAT'S YOUR DRINK OF CHOICE? Lloyd Banks: Hawaiian Punch. I got about eight gallons in my refrigerator right now. WHO'S THE SMARTEST PERSON YOU KNOW? Lloyd Banks: At times I think it's me. But I would say my grandma. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DANCE SONG? Lloyd Banks: Uncle Luke, "Doo Doo Brown." That was crazy in school because you didn't have to know how to dance. (Complex)

Along with The Notorious B.I.G., Banks recently revealed four of his other favorite rappers.

"My top five rappers of all-time, definitely Biggie Smalls," Banks revealed in an interview. "Tupac [Shakur], of course, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and, those are all before my era. I would have to throw me up in there somewhere, for my era. Speaking for my era, I would have to throw me up in there. I'm like a mixture of all those, I'm a product of all those guys put together." (Real Talk New York)

Aside from artists, Banks recently discussed which one of his freestyles had the biggest effect on his life.

"That has to be overall the most--the biggest freestyle I had as far as impact wise. Even DJ Clue will tell you that's when he felt I went from being a mixtape dude to the next dude they expect to pop from the mixtapes...It wasn't recorded in a million dollar studio, but the line was clever because of what I was doing at the time. At that time, I was recording the mixtape material in Sha Money's basement, but we were flying back and forth to L.A. to Dre's studio. So, I was in Em, Dre studio with that mentality, bringing that back to Sha Money's studio. Honestly, I knew what I was following behind. Biggie was one of my favorites. When I did 'Victory',  everybody knew that was one of his biggest verses. So to fall behind him, I knew there was pressure behind it. I just wanted to add a different feel. At that time, I was thinking punchline wise." (Rap Radar)

The rapper has been able to maintain a steady buzz for almost a decade. and his recent "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" single has been certified gold.

"Ah yo, what's up man, this is your boy, the PLK, Lloyd Banks," the rapper said in a video. "I wanna take this time out to thank everybody for supporting me and the 'Beamer, Benz or Bentley' record. We just got certified gold, over 500,000 copies sold. Definitely appreciate that and the support going forward in the future with the 'Any Girl' record featuring Lloyd. The video is out there, it's crazy. Shout-out to all my fans on Facebook, everybody, all my people. Much love, one." (This Is 50)

Check out Lloyd Banks speaking on his Top 5 favorite rappers of all-time below:

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