Vevo is the world’s leading music video network. Not too long ago, they announce Lloyd Banks (@lloydbanks) as the next artist in their Original Content Series, Ctrl. Banks’ session includes two dope video performances of his “Movie Scenes” and “Survival” singles.
Vevo’s Ctrl series highlights the work of hard-hitting, cutting-edge musicians making an impact in today’s music scene – both emerging and established. These artists demand attention, and Vevo’s Ctrl shines a deserving spotlight. Lloyd Banks’ performances follow sessions from Rick Ross, Common, Rapsody, Fat Joe, Jeezy, Jadakiss, Fabolous, A$AP Ferg, and more.
Queens emcee and G-Unit co-founder, Lloyd Banks, was part of the wave of rappers who found mainstream success with hard-nosed, street-ready rap styles in the early 2000s. Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, Banks formed G-Unit with childhood friends, Tony Yayo and 50 Cent, becoming a group that proceeded to redefine the term “street marketing” with a series of self-released albums that included original numbers and quality artwork.
Along with other G-Unit cohorts, Banks enjoyed charting hits and platinum album sales, both as a part of the crew and with solo albums like his 2004 debut, “The Hunger for More.” After a string of high-profile releases, Banks focused on mixtapes and stand-alone tracks for most of the 2010s.
After parting ways with G-Unit in 2018, Banks cracked the Top 100 of the Billboard 200 independently with 2021’s “The Course” of the Inevitable, which he followed with 2022’s “The Course of the Inevitable 2,” and 2023’s “The Course of the Inevitable III: Pieces of My Pain.”