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We have to give credit to Complex for recognizing what many fans already know. Lloyd Banks is one of the best emcees in the game. His complex wordplay and delivery doesn't get the recognition it deserves by the mainstream media, but that doesn't change the fact that Banks can rap circles around a lot of the rappers who are in regular rotation on the radio.
With three albums under his belt and countless classic mixtapes, that are quite simply better than most artists CD's, the PLK continues to shine bright amongst his peers.
Check out what Complex had to says about Banks and his latest mixtape, F.N.O. (Failures No Option)
His latest tape, the DJ Drama-hosted F.N.O., is one of the year's best tapes. The production, helmed primarily by Doe Pesci, has a gritty melodicism that perfectly complements Banks' tightly written bars. Those lyrics unfurl with effortless motion, as if the words were simply spilling over from inside of him, each verse billowing into perfectly formed shapes.
Banks doesn't do much press, so it's unlikely we'll figure out all of the mysteries he's speaking on. But there's a density to his ideas that should leave listeners pondering the source of the hard-won wisdom he drops throughout. For a rapper who no doubt does alright for himself, performing overseas and banking off of his older music, it's refreshing to discover that he still feels that he has something to say this late in his career.
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Other underrated artists to make the list include Boldy James, Denzel Curry, Dizzy Wright, Dom Kennedy, Lil Durk, Lil Herb, Sage The Gemini, Starlito, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples and Young Thug.
To read the entire article head over to Complex.