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This past Wednesday night, May 26, Lloyd Banks rocked BB King’s in Manhattan with special guests, Tony Yayo and G-Unit DJ, Rob-E-Rob.

The hot weather didn’t stop the screaming G-Unit fans from waiting almost two hours to see The Boy Wonder. The line outside seemed to go forever and inside was even more crowded, fans were packed from wall to wall. Queens was definitely in the building reppin’ their borough, there to hold it down for their hometown artist. Lloyd Banks’s fans rep their artist at every age-from teens to middle aged couples who were going hard for his hit, ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover.’

Power 105.1 DJ Ty Boogie was on the 1’s and 2’s warming up the crowd. He took it back to the beginning of the Roc-A-Fella and Dipset era, playing over a dozen of their songs.


When DJ Ty Boogie asked “let’s see what hood could make the most amount of noise,” the crowd started screaming Queens and Jersey. A little after midnight, DJ Envy came to the stage to introduce the first opening act, Jay-Z new signee, Range. The crowd booed him because he came out reppin Connecticut and they weren’t too happy about this lackluster performance.

After Range, DJ Clue took the stage to introduce his new protégé, Dose, an up and coming rapper from Atlanta. The crowd got hyped for Dose who performed his song “Where They Do That At.” The audience rapped every word alone with him.

As DJ Rob-E-Rob came to the stage to set up his equipment, the fans began to continuously scream “We want Banks!’ Banks finally took the stage around 12:30, coming out spitting some classic freestyles off of his first mixtape, Money In The Bank.


He asked the crowd, who had his mixtapes Halloween Havoc, The Cold Corner and V5, then claiming to still be “The Punch line King” as he bragged about releasing five mixtapes since last year.

Banks then took the fans back to his first LP, The Hunger For More, performing some of his top hits “Smile,” “I’m So Fly,” “Ain’t No Click” and “Warrior.” Banks continued with “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Poppin Them Things,” and “I Smell Pussy” off of G-unit’s debut LP, Beg For Mercy. While still in the G-Unit mood, Banks rapped his verse to “Straight Outta Southside” off of Terminate On Site, and he brought out surprise guest Tony Yayo, who rapped his verse on the track, as well as “So Seductive.” He also performed his new song “Pass the Patron.”

Before closing out the show, Banks thanked his fans for the 378,000 digital downloads of his smash hit, “Beamer, Benz Or Bentley.” After that, Blue Hefner asked the crowd to “put their hands up” an intro into the DJ spinning “Put them up,” followed by “Rider part 2.” Banks closed out the show by performing “Beamer, Benz, Or Bentley,” without Juelz Santana.

Banks held it down for his hometown once again. The Tri-State area was very excited to see The Boy Wonder. Banks proved that he could rock a crowd packed to capacity without having 50 Cent by his side. The Queens Breed also said, “It’s G-Unit forever and him, Yayo and 50 are not going anywhere.”

Banks is in the studio working on his forthcoming LP, Hunger For More 2</em