Lloyd Banks Impresses At Summer Jam 2011. NY Times Crowns Him "Most Important Rapper In New York"

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Summer Jam 2011 was held yesterday (June 5) in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

More than 50,000 people turned out to see Lil Wayne, Drake, Birdman, Young Money, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Dipset, Wiz Khalifa, and Waka Flocka perform.

The New York Times showed up to review the event. They ended up being less than impressed with most of the acts, except a few.

Ross got the harshest review, his set was merged into the end of Lil Wayne's for some reason. The Times said the rapper was: "mid-’90s-Versace-esque shirt unzippered; belly and breasts dangling; arms flailing as if he were in reverie."

 

None of the other acts seemed to stand out either, but Banks was given a glowing review. Both for his performance and steady rise to the top of the New York rap scene.

[Lloyd Banks] may have stealthily become the most important rapper in New York — last year his “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” was a local anthem; this year he’s got “Start It Up.” It’s worth noting that major labels have done little for these two: Mr. Banks’s success came after parting ways with Interscope.

The purest New York moment of the night came during Mr. Banks’s set, when Mobb Deep emerged with “Shook Ones Pt. II.” Ten years ago Jay-Z used the Summer Jam bully pulpit to attack Prodigy of Mobb Deep, showing a childhood picture of that rapper dressed for dance class in a leotard. Prodigy’s emergence here — after a recent stint in prison, and with Jay-Z nowhere in sight — was a small piece of turf reclaimed.


Peep some of the footage and pics below.



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Comment by KINGKONG on June 9, 2011 at 2:54pm
sorry but the south run hip hop. summerjam proved it
Comment by Ms.Unaware Book "UnAware" Coming on June 9, 2011 at 2:38pm
Good performance...Good for him...nice words...he working hard....still think album is crazy....
Comment by 1crazyDerek on June 8, 2011 at 3:05am
FINALLY BANKS GETN THE RESPECT HE DESERVES. BIG UPS BANKS DO YA THING SON.
Comment by manny bailon on June 8, 2011 at 2:43am
backstage video from the show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_1WBD7bbTM
Comment by Napalm on June 7, 2011 at 7:45pm
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Comment by Napalm on June 7, 2011 at 7:45pm
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Comment by Dial-Tone on June 7, 2011 at 5:54pm
Banks!
Comment by DASH B. on June 7, 2011 at 1:50pm
i went there to see banks wiz and wayne and missed wiz . I dont know how he did but I aint mad Banks killed that s***, been my favorite rapper since the first album his old flow and new flow would body anybody's i was at the b**** high as hell rapping every lyric he put on a show he brought out that right people to win the crowd mobb deep had n***** going crazy and lloyd singing had girls thinking they could sing trying 2 nobody could hate on dude he killed it. wayne was ok he should of switch some songs up and focused more on himself you just got out the crowd wasnt really there for the rest of them i cant lie nobody was feeling that new love song he should of done we be back soon killed, Im on one was was good felt like the put drake on the bill and didnt really give him a slot
Comment by jonathan goodwin on June 7, 2011 at 1:02pm
Lloyd Banks crowns the Most important rapper in NYC great pick no one better!
Comment by jonathan goodwin on June 7, 2011 at 12:18pm
Good Job Banks GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG-unit still running Hip-Hop!



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