Complex Names Lloyd Banks As One Of The Most Underrated Artists In The Game. [Full List Inside]


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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.

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Comment by angelo on November 21, 2013 at 3:07pm
Banks ane 50 need to end there beef quik hiphop is dead kid kidd cant f ..withbanks
Comment by Dunkno on November 17, 2013 at 10:51pm
LMAO, I get it, I get.YOOOOOOO BREDREN. IM SHOWIN N***** BOUT BANKS FROM LONNNGG TIME. NOBODYS F****** WIT LLOYD BANKS!!!! NOBODY IS F***** WIT LLOYD BANKS!!! PERIOD!!!There is nobody better than him!!! Lloyd banks a MAWD MON!! CRAZY.Lol.He's better than all them other rappers n***** easily. I DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WAT ANYBODY WANNA SAY. Who better than LLOYD BANKS?? U KNO WAT?? YO, F*** EMINEM MIN. N JAYZ AH EEDIAWT 2. Naw mean??Lol jks. LLOYD BANKS DA COLDEST DOE. GUNIT ALL DAY EVERYDAY. 50 CENT (BIG SHOUT OUT still waitin on that album big homie), tony yayo, whoo kid ( buck??)!!!!etc!! NUFF RESPECT From ur NUMBER 1 FAN since da BEGINING!! LOYAL. STILL HERE!! PS:Banks yu fi come tru come bun a Big spliff n drink one two Heineken n run two dominoe mon, bring all two three gyal come chill out bredren LMAO. But yo, FNO MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR BY FARRR!!!! From start to finish FLAMEZ. Lyrical Wordplay n choice of flow on beats plus HIDDEN PUNCHLINES IS INCREDIBLE!!!! AMAZING! Have this ALBUM Stuck on reply since it dropped!!! "F*** u n***** talkin bout top Five" - LLOYD BANKS aka PLK . BEAST!!! FNO 10/10. CLASSIC!!!
Comment by kelvin ledford on November 17, 2013 at 5:39pm
keep your head up banks...
Comment by FUCCOUTTAHURRDA1ULUV2HATE! on November 17, 2013 at 5:32pm
& 50 & Bank$ always been tight ... All smoke & mirrors fuccin wit da media.. Fucc mmg/da cop
Comment by FUCCOUTTAHURRDA1ULUV2HATE! on November 17, 2013 at 5:30pm
BLUE Top 5 MC Dead Or Alive
Comment by FUCCOUTTAHURRDA1ULUV2HATE! on November 17, 2013 at 5:30pm
Fucc game doe fucc doja
Comment by FUCCOUTTAHURRDA1ULUV2HATE! on November 17, 2013 at 5:18pm
If u a real fan of da unit u kno wat da unit been doing vs media ... Ma fuccas is really noticing now da PLK don't do press...he not in yo face ... Y?.. Cuz dey/gunit & da PLK did it sooo much & fo free .. Mixtapes.. Videos etc... don't do lotta interviews promo ...
Dey starving fake fans.. Real ones will b patient & appreciate em .. Wait till he do... G Unit... Chess not checcers.. Master plan
just now
Comment by ken on November 17, 2013 at 7:12am
I just can't understand why 50 and the real unit cnt bring it bk I heard bucks sepration and the brotha still better then most out nw gunit nw is a joke flat out the roster is trash bring bk whts good
Comment by Abubakari Sadic on November 17, 2013 at 5:37am
Top five no doubt
Comment by Basir Allah on November 16, 2013 at 6:47pm
Are they f****** kidding me these new dudes (kids) don't belong on the same list as Banks. PLK has been in the game a dime plus this s*** is bogus!!!!

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