The Hunger For More - Lloyd Banks
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  • Summary: This is the solo debut for Banks, a member of G Unit.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. While it's not better than 50's national debut or G-Unit's album, it's certainly no worse.
  2. The Hunger for More is another solid release from the crew and is a couple steps down from 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' and a step above G-Unit's Beg for Mercy.
  3. An assured debut that scores as much for what it doesn't do as it does for its low-key, insidious rhymes and chrome-gleaming rhythmical clatter. [24 Jul 2004, p.49]
  4. The one thing Banks lacks is Fiddy's natural charisma--he's also about eight bulletholes short in the "life-experience department."
  5. Though not one of the songs on the album stands out in terms of head-popping new production -- there's not a hit that will transcend the hip-hop hard-core -- each cut is utterly bulletproof, and Banks' lyrics provide a few new twists. [18 Jul 2004]
  6. 60
    While Banks's wicked wordplay is impressive, his one-liners get him only so far. [Jun/Jul 2004, p.134]
  7. Banks lacks 50's humor, vocal playfulness, and stone-cold articulation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. crysq
    Jul 10, 2004
    10
    pure genius karma is the greatest
  2. F.A.T
    Sep 22, 2004
    10
    This album is the best G unit's creation!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. christopherl
    May 30, 2006
    10
    this album is raw gutter you gotta love it i love his gentle but precise delivery also the combination of straight lyrical diversity and over this album is raw gutter you gotta love it i love his gentle but precise delivery also the combination of straight lyrical diversity and over all slickness i nead music thats really relaxing and that falls into the catagory my favourite tracks would be if you so gangsta and till the end my opinion is that lloyd banks is equally talented if not more than fifty 10 out of ten till the end Expand
  4. MickeyBlueEyes
    Aug 8, 2004
    9
    This album was great,Banks is still learning his trade so Fifty and Em better watch there backs,Banks is comin,GGGGGG G-UNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. EricC
    Jul 4, 2004
    8
    lloyd banks is SICK in this album. some of the songs are a little 2 hard core shit but most is great. he stands out in on fire and warior lloyd banks is SICK in this album. some of the songs are a little 2 hard core shit but most is great. he stands out in on fire and warior parts 1 and 2 Expand
  6. wadew
    Jul 10, 2004
    5
    As I listened to this CD one thing became apparent to me real quick: this was going to get tired REAL FAST. For all the hype this kid got As I listened to this CD one thing became apparent to me real quick: this was going to get tired REAL FAST. For all the hype this kid got throughout the past few months, this CD is barely worth the paper the media it was recorded on. Firstly, Banks lacks charisma, passion, and drama; qualities that both eminem, 50, obie trice, and most notably of all tupac, all posess. Without the passion even the most intricately laid word-schemes fall on deaf ears. I quite frankly was not impressed by banks' presence; he focused too closely on punchlines that desperately try to be witty (there's a lot of those on "work magic"). But what frustrated me most of all about this MC's style is that half of the time I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE WAS SAYING - his speech is so slurred that half of his verses get lost in his mumbling. It seems as if he's trying to copy 50's style too darn much. This lackluster album also had another chink in its shining armor - very little material! The album features only 14 songs each lasting no longer than 3 minutes on average, which basically gives us just 2 verses to vibe to. The prime example of this is the hit single "on fire" where Banks barely tries to make a hit out of a very nicely produced track with a miserable two-verse performance. It is a known fact that any given track on an album should contain at least three verses; otherwise its a waste of production. To add to Banks' lazy and cavalier attitude, he featured the half of the entire Gunit/Shady/Aftermath roster on his album leaving us with barely a taste of the 21-year-old "rap phenomenon". Instead, precious recording time went to mediocre artists like Young Buck and Tony Yayo (both Gunit members). On the plus side, the beats were quite enjoyable. I especially revelled in the pure, unstoppable rhytm of "ain't no click", "warrior 2", and "on fire" as well as many others. The production is essentially what made this album stand out of the crowd, but it could have been allocated to a better rapper. Hopefully Banks will realize the error of his ways before his next solo release. Expand
  7. sfdsdsdfsd
    Aug 21, 2004
    0
    This is fake rap. Don't buy this. It's just another fake rapper trying to rush a cd to make as much money as he can while he is This is fake rap. Don't buy this. It's just another fake rapper trying to rush a cd to make as much money as he can while he is still popular. It gives rap a bad name. Expand

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