SOHH Whatcha Think: GG-GG-Good-Bye 50? 3 Career Moves Lloyd Banks Should Make [Click Here & Speak]
Monday, Jul 18, 2011 12:00AM
With 50 Cent addressing the Lloyd Banks departing G-Unit rumor once more last week, the question continues to scramble through my head. "Well, outside of music, what can Lloyd Banks do?" The answer?
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Bottom line, Lloyd Banks will never pull a Young Buck and/or Game. He has said this on countless occasions and whether platinum success or album flops, the bond Blue Hefner shares with 50 Cent and Tony Yayo is deeper than rap. Seriously. So while we can expect to continue seeing these:
...why not look past just rap? We all remember, or at least I do, Banks' "Groupie Luv" DVD, showing his ability to turn out pretty eye-catching adult entertainment, but nearing his 30's, why not look at something a bit more, professional?
1. Women's Clothing Designer
If there is one thing I would bet the house on, it is Lloyd Banks' appeal toward women. And shucks, just think about it. If you have seen the headlines lately, Kanye West is designing a fashion line for women, Lil Wayne has a clothing brand in the works and oh yeah, 50 Cent has a history of knowing what sells courtesy of G-Unit Clothing. If you ask me, Banks just needs a few investors and a copyright on the "Bank$" stamp. Cha-ching?
2. Sports Drink Investor
While Pharrell is making headlines for dropping his own Qream liquor line targeting women, I really believe Lloyd Banks has a shot putting some money up and investing in a sports drink. Gatorade has drawn support from Common and David Banner in the past, but with 50 Cent's past involvement in Vitamwater, you have to wonder if Banks is already considering this.
3. Best Selling Author
Who would not want to know the story behind G-Unit's rise from nothing to something? While 50 Cent's version was great, imagine Lloyd Banks putting out his own tell-all? If Prodigy and 50 could get away with it, and Jay-Z to a certain extent, what is stopping Banks? Imagine learning about his status in the crew, having to go through Tony Yayo in jail, the introduction and departures of Young Buck and Game along with all the rumors we all have heard about the Unit.
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