Even G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks cannot avoid the inevitable and was ultimately pressured to rush out his new Failure’s No Option DJ Drama-hosted mixtape on Halloween.
Initially slated for an October 31 evening release, a leaker forced Banks to push his mixtape out earlier than expected.
“GET THE LOUD READY!!!,” Banks tweeted October 31.
“HAD TO MOVE THE TIME UP,N*GGAS LEAKED MY SH!T LOL”
“OUT NOW!!! On http://DatPiff.com http://instagram.com/p/gJTRQvxyyV/” (Lloyd Banks’ Twitter)
DJ Drama also fed into the hype by jumping onto his Twitter page to promote its release.
“The new highly anticipated mixtape from @LloydBanks x Dram! — #FNO drops TODAY @ 5pm —–> http://piff.me/6914012 @DatPiff,” Drama tweeted.
“Banks. Dram. F.N.O. @datpiff dl now… http://instagram.com/p/gJThUoORu_/” (DJ Drama’s Twitter)
Recently, G-Unit head 50 Cent said the same level of urgency is not existent between himself and his original members.
“I hope that they can actually figure out, from that, like when we say they haven’t quite followed my blueprint, it’s disappointing that they’re not following. You feel what I’m saying? To be that close in the circle, it’s almost like, I’m going to be honest with you, it feels like there’s something missing from the actual character. Just people, in general, as people, I think there’s something missing. Something in my character that’s not in their character because I almost ‘have’ to do it. Financially I don’t have to, but I have to because it’s just within me. I gotta be a part of it, I gotta be working, I gotta have something going on, something that I’m doing. They’ve had opportunities to make the transitions that a lot of artists don’t because they can behind the scenes without everyone paying attention to them.” (Hot 97)
Last fall, G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid talked about trying to reunite 50 and Lloyd.
“I mean I don’t even know man, I tried to like talk to them. Fif says he hasn’t heard from him, I don’t know man. They’re supposed to be cool, I don’t think there are any major problems. From what I know, they’re cool. They were all at Chris Lighty‘s funeral. You will hear it from him (50). He will give you the view points on Banks and the whole situation with the Unit. But from what I know, they’re cool. But 50 will let you know and explains the situation better.” (HHNM)
Check out Lloyd Banks’ newest mixtape: