Lloyd Banks abandoned a trap mixtape with DJ Drama after hearing Trinidad James criticize New York Hip Hop. Banks discussed the project on the Joe Budden Podcast.
Banks said, “Not to blame him, but he was the last straw” “New York radio didn’t sound like New York once, right? Totally. Trinidad James did a show and said it didn’t sound like New York, and I was like, “Wow.” This n***a said something you’d hear behind closed doors.
James said on stage that New York music sounds like Atlanta now.
Banks explained that AON (All Or Nothing) was originally a trap project, but James’ comments set him off. [Lil] Durk, Yo Gotti, and “whoever was hot” were among Banks’ collaborators.
“At the time, I was working with DJ Drama, AON. Banks explained why he changed. “[Trinidad James] said, ‘You New Yorkers don’t sound like New York rappers. I had 18 songs at the time that were my version of a trap song. When I think Gangsta Grillz, I think “do this.”
That was his last draw, so he scrapped the project. I recorded with [Lil] Durk, Yo Gotti, whoever was hot.
The Course Of The Inevitable 2 is Banks’ latest album (July 15).
Banks appeared on Joe Budden’s podcast.