Lloyd Banks – V6:The Gift (Mixtape)
2011′s Cold Corner 2 was one of our favorite mixtapes of the year, so you know we were excited about V6: The Gift, Lloyd Banks’ latest release. Since the time of CC2‘s release, it has been revealed that perhaps Banks’ and 50 Cent’s relationship isn’t quite what it used to be. While most of Bank’s work since the G-Unit heyday has been without much of 50′s influence, including his last official album The Hunger For More 2, it will be interesting to see how his career shapes up from here on out. We do know, though, that Banks can still rap like no other and that his ear for beats and knack for working with up and comers is near impeccable (see: ASAP Rocky on last year’s “Make It Stack“). V6 features appearances from Fabolous, ScHoolboy Q, Young Chris and Jadakiss, as well as production from Doe Pesci, who had a number of beats on Cold Corner 2. Tracklist and download/stream below.