Former G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks dropped his first correct studio album in over a decade final week. Titled The Course of the Inevitable (or COTI for brief), the venture serves because the lengthy awaited follow-up to 2010’s H.F.M. 2 (Starvation For Extra). As loyal G-Unit followers rushed to eat the 18-track venture, they had been doubtless trying to find any reference to G-Unit boss 50 Cent.
In 50 Cent’s ebook Hustle More durable, Hustle Smarter, the rapper-turned-television government known as Banks lazy, one thing that evidently didn’t sit proper with him. Followers suppose Banks addresses the friction between the ex-groupmates on the COTI music “Stranger Issues” through which he raps, “While you’re fucked up, habits turns irregular fast, generally the strain overwhelms while you’re the top of the clique/However don’t get forward of your self, I ain’t bending for shit/No person sees your imaginative and prescient till you’re profitable.”
He continues, “Your favourite’s nowhere close to me once I’m devoted/All the time humble, normally disciplined and by no means hated/Name me quiet, name me lazy, expertise by no means light/It’s irritating when your grindin’ ain’t appreciated/Ought to have been lifeless in my twenties, shit, not less than I made it/Guess I gotta show myself once more, enhance your cost.”
50 Cent might have inadvertently insulted Banks in Hustle More durable, Hustle Smarter, however he additionally accepted culpability for his perceived shortcomings.
“I at all times felt that if I had possibly carried out a greater job instructing Banks and Yayo how one can evolve and alter their habits, they every can be in higher locations proper now,” he writes within the ebook, explaining they each had “unfulfilled potential.” “Whereas I used to be out hustling, Banks was extra content material staying on his porch and watching the world from there.
50 Cent Blames Himself For Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo’s ‘Unfulfilled Potential’
Might 8, 2020
“Banks needed issues to come back to him, versus going out and getting them for himself. That’s not me making an attempt to assassinate his character—the man has ‘Lazy Lloyd’ tattooed on his arm. He actually wears his laziness on his sleeve.”
The Course of the Inevitable arrived on June 4 with options from Freddie Gibbs, Benny The Butcher and Types P, amongst others. Test it out beneath.