G-Unit member Lloyd Banks and Kanye West‘s new “Start It Up” collaboration track has leaked on line and represents the rapper’s latest Hunger For More 2 song.
Banks and West also recruit bars from Fabolous and Swizz Beatz.
“So you know all those guys who turned out for the last G.O.O.D. Friday (technically Saturday) track? Well, they are almost all together again here on the latest leak from Lloyd Banks’ forthcoming H.F.M. 2. The only difference is that “Christian Dior Denim Flow” featured KiD CuDi and Pusha T and in their place on “Start It Up” is Swizz Beatz, who tackles the hook and a weird bridge. This track is also slightly more “futuristic” thanks to the heavy synthesizer usage of producer Cardiak. The rapped verses from Kanye, Banks, and Fabolous are again passable, with Yeezy still killing it with those smirk-worthy lines. Thanks to their bars and the relatively catchy, albeit kind of dumb, hook, I can see this getting reasonable radio play. But I’m hoping this isn’t the only trick Banks has up his sleeve for his new album.” (Prefix Mag)
Earlier this week, Banks said the track would originally be titled “Trackstar.”
“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)
Last weekend, Banks was featured on West’s G.O.O.D. Friday track, “Christian Dior Denim Flow.”
Welcome to another very dope G.O.O.D Friday…Hey we know its Saturday but for the sake of G.O.O.D Music any day can be a Friday. After a few leaks it seemed that we weren’t going to get our fix of new Yeezy this week, but Mr West pulled it of the bag this week, linking up with his fellow G.O.O.D Music labelmates KiD CuDi, John Legend & Pusha T as well as G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks alongside singer/producer Ryan Leslie for “Christian Dior Denim Flow”. (Soul Culture)
Yesterday, Banks’ Hunger For More 2 album cover leaked online.
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)
Listen to “Start It Up” below