G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid recently talked about G-Unit‘s popular rap crew and discussed his favorite Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and 50 tracks.
Whoo Kid’s picks all stemmed from each rapper’s debut album.
“My favorite [Lloyd] Banks song would be, and he knows this too, ‘Southside’ from his first album,” Whoo Kid revealed in an interview. “He knows that. I annoyed him to death, he thinks I’m a groupie over this f*cking song. But that’s like the best song he’s ever done. [Tony] Yayo would probably be ‘So Seductive’ because I used to do [the hand shaking over my face] with the groupies. And they used to just go crazy…50 Cent, he has so many records. I think ‘Many Men’ would probably be my all time favorite.” (Amaru Don TV)
Last year, Banks discussed which one of his freestyles had the biggest effect on his life.
“[‘Victory’] 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 “Punch Line King” also named Jay-Z‘s “Lyrical Exercise” from 2001’s Blueprint album as one of his favorite instrumentals.
“Another question I got for the Banks blog is what are some of my favorite beats to rap to,” Banks said in his video blog. “I gotta say ‘Lyrical Exercise,’ that was crazy to me. I did it two or three times, another beat was one of Cam’ron‘s beats. The joint where we did, ‘G-Unit Soldiers,’ I had to rap over that like three times. It’s just certain beats I can never get tired of. As long as you throw it on, I’m going to want to rap to it. Most of it is on the old instrumental CDs. ‘Quiet Storm’ is another one — ‘Shook Ones’ has gotta be the all-time best beat to rap over, hip-hop-wise. If you can’t do your thing over that, then just kill yourself.” (XXL Mag)
In summer 2010, Whoo Kid gave his input on 50’s studio work ethic.
“It’s been a long time. We’ve been waiting to put some crazy hot shit out. But we’re just going with the times, transforming ourselves so we can mix in. You can’t go wrong with the music we have. Even the 50 Cent leaks are crazy. The remix he did with Jeremih, that sh*t is outta here. And that’s just him f*cking around. I was like, that’s a real record, what are you doing right now.” (VIBE)
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