Lloyd Banks Influenced By Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake On Next Album
Lloyd Banks may be joining the recent ranks of Jay-Z (The Blueprint 3) Raekwon The Chef (Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ... Pt. 2) and Capone-N-Noreaga (The War Report 2) by making his album a sequel -- The Hunger For More 2. Banks posted the title on his Twitter page, although the tweet has since been deleted and the G-Unit said the title is not official. Still, fans are encouraged that Banks is thinking about taking it back to his best effort.
In a recent chat with [article id="1632809"]Mixtape Daily[/article], Banks said that going overseas on tour with the G-Unit for two months would be "dangerous" because he was going to devote his free time in the hotel room to writing his LP.
"It's gonna be dangerous for me, because I'm gonna come home and record anywhere between 40 and 50 records, literally," he said. "Hopefully I'll have the bulk of my album from that."
The youngest member of the Unit also said that his sound would be expanding past the gritty beats you hear on his mixtape. Banks wants to add hit records to the mix after hearing what his former Interscope labelmates like Will.I.Am and Timabaland brought to the table.
"The music overseas, the party atmospheres -- it's incredible," Banks offered. "Don't get me wrong, I love the club scenes in New York City and the States, [but] when you go overseas, you might hear [the Black Eyed Peas singing] 'Toniiight's gonna be a good night.' You're hearing that in the club 10 times. So if you didn't know that joint, I come back over here like, 'You don't know that record? You're buggin' -- that's poppin!' That record, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Lady Gaga -- you're hearing so many different records, it makes you want to expand as an artist and get records that's enjoyed by all people. They're definitely gonna hear those kind of records from me too.
"A lot of people don't know I write more than rap music," he continued. "I can write R&B records. I can write hit records -- just put it like that. Hopefully I'll be writing for a few more people in the future."
Lamborghini Lloyd also says that he might put a call in to Will.I.Am for beats.
"I chopped it up with him a couple of times," Banks said. "I seen him in L.A. and he wanted to work on the tail end of Rotten Apple. But between me touring, it was crazy. I didn't get a chance to hook up with him. But hopefully we can make something happen on this record."