The cover art to Lloyd Banks‘ upcoming Hunger For More 2 album has been released online and features the G-Unit member in a similar pose as his 2004 debut.
Banks’ cover began circulating across the Internet Tuesday (October 5) evening.
Lloyd Banks gets pensive on the cover for his third solo joint H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2). Leaning against a light pole on the street, the G-Unit member rocks a backwards fitted, leather jacket, and navy blue tee, looking away from the camera. The LP, which features the singles “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” and the Lloyd-assisted “Any Girl,” arrives November 23. (Rap-Up)
Banks recently talked about working on new songs with Kanye West and Pusha T for his album.
“I’m excited,” he says of the upcoming project, which has already spawned the gold single “Beamer, Benz or Bentley.” “I put a lot of thinking into this project. Every verse on my album that I got for a feature is crazy. The Kanye West joint ‘Trackstar’ is crazy. The song actually features me, Kanye, Swizz Beatz and Fabolous. I got Pusha T on a song called ‘Home Sweet Home.’ He’s very underrated; Pusha has been doing it for so long that he’s in a similar space as me. Everybody knows the Clipse as legendary rappers. Now he’s beginning a new legacy with his solo career. And I’m doing the same thing.” (VIBE)
As far as additional guest spots, Banks has already confirmed working with Raekwon and Styles P on the new LP.
“50 Cent is on the project, Tony Yayo is on the project,” Banks revealed in an interview. “I got Raekwon on a joint, I just spoke to him. Just spoke to Styles P, waiting on that back. Nipsey Hussle and a few other things that’s still in the workings. I’m in the tailor end of the project right now. Just waiting for the features to get back and seeing who’s a good fit then the next week or so, I’ll have a more realistic list of what they can expect from HFM2.” (Civilized Talk)
Last August, Banks shared his thoughts on dropping the same date as Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday and a week after Kanye West was scheduled to release his new Dark Twisted Fantasy album.
“I wouldn’t say it’s going up against them,” Banks told radio host Jenny Boom Boom about releasing his album around the same dates as Nicki Minaj and Kanye West’s new albums. “But I’m definitely going to get mine. November 23rd, HFM2. It’s different fanbases to be honest. My first album came out in 2004, so I got people following me from then and prior to that since the G-Unit album, so it dates back further. And at the same time, I’m trying to generate new fans. That’s the challenge. In any order [Tony Yayo and 50 Cent’s albums will drop.] It’s all money [and] really ain’t no rush, whichever project is done first. [Yayo] is working, so you can definitely expect a Tony Yayo album early next year as well as the 50 Cent album.” (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
The Hunger For More 2 is scheduled to drop Tuesday, November 23rd.
Check out a recent Lloyd Banks interview below: