The O.D.: A Mixtape Daily Exclusive
Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana have perhaps the biggest record in New York City right now with "Beamer, Benz or Bentley." Santana recently told us about the next shout-out to the Big Apple — he's lined up some of NYC's finest for a track from his upcoming The Reagan Era mixtape.
"We got another record for the mixtape," Juelz explained of how he and Banks plan to follow up their current smash. "That record's actually got me, Fabolous, Jadakiss and Banks on it. ... We took the Estelle sample from 'American Boy' that goes 'Take me to New York' and kept repeating that. I sent it to everybody that I felt [could kill it], which was me, Fab, Banks and Jada. But me and Banks gonna have to do another one together with just me and him. That record is crazy. That Reagan Era is gonna be a problem — that's why I been taking my time strategically building up. I think now is a better time. Every day I'm drawing more attention to myself."
While Juelz has the video for his record with Lil Wayne "Home Run" — also off of The Reagan Era — coming soon, he's still excited about "Beamer, Benz or Bentley."
"I knew what that song was gonna be when we did the record," Juelz said about his duet with Banks. "The beat is so unique, then you got two artists that's never done a record before. And it's a record that people would like to hear. It's a 'hood record and we was both spitting on there — you rarely get that anymore, especially with two artists like me and Banks. A lot of time people teaming up and they just making records because the names sound good. But the records don't sound good because they either rushed or n---as just getting up just to get up. You know how they say when two artists get together and make a song how it is supposed to be? It completes everything we do. It's radio, but it's still hard. 'Beamer, Benz or Bentley,' that's still 'hood rich. It captures the essence that people would have liked for it to have with me and Banks on the same record."
Santana says The Reagan Era will be out before the end of the month.
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