Rotten Apple - Lloyd Banks
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  • Summary: This second solo disc for the G-Unit rapper includes contributions from 50 Cent, Young Buck and Mobb Deep.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. G-Unit fans and Lloyd Banks fans in particular will be satisfied with "Rotten Apple."
  2. A unifying moodiness holds the album together and succeeds in defining a regional New York City sound.
  3. Banks seems determined to launch a one-man revival with perfectly polished tracks like "Addicted" and "Hands Up."
  4. 50
    Clever turns of phrase, the reason you go to Banks in the first place, are in lesser supply on Apple, replaced with boilerplate declarations of supremacy. [Oct 2006, p.148]
  5. Rotten Apple... doesn’t try to address Banks’ shortcomings, it just buries them under tectonic plates of NYC sturm und drang and more of Banks guffawing end rhymes.
  6. G-Unit needs to stop remaking Lloyd Banks's first hit, On Fire, from, like, two years ago.
  7. Even Banks' better-than-average skills can't save "Rotten Apple" from mediocrity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. martt
    Oct 29, 2006
    10
    the best ever
  2. demarcusf
    Nov 21, 2006
    10
    banks is fuckin ill,my nigga b out der killen dis mix shit an record shit niggas b sleepin on banks.50 may be the biggest known nigga in g unit but banks is the illest on that lyric/punch line shit holla banks Expand
  3. emilio
    Mar 5, 2007
    10
    off the hook
  4. michaelc
    Oct 18, 2006
    8
    Great Lyrics. Beats remind me of that 80's LL and Rakim. There are three tracks that felt tacked on.
  5. ChadG.
    Dec 26, 2006
    6
    He needs to do more credible videos and spit out hits like On Fire....because right now, he ain't on fire, he's just icey cold. Brrrrr.
  6. TylerrM
    Oct 20, 2006
    5
    I dunno about this album. I had thought that he was white since his name is "Lloyd" but it turns out he is black. That was weird.
  7. AdrianR
    Nov 25, 2006
    0
    G Unit is for N00Bs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wake the Fu*k UP! This album is not worthy of being my coffe coaster u dumbass wiggers. BTW Hunger for More, THAT is clasic hip hop, not this garbage. Sad cause even I expected better. Expand

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