few weeks ago, Lloyd Banks welcomed his first child into the world. The G-Unit member decided to officially introduce his newborn daughter to the public with a photo on Instagram.
“The happiest time of my life!” Banks wrote in the caption. “My bundle of joy! ❤️ Christina Ryann Lloyde Daddy’s little girl.”
Banks celebrating the birth of a baby girl is quite a way to cap off 2016. The second half of the year saw the veteran MC drop two mixtapes: All or Nothing: Live it Up hosted by DJ Drama and Halloween Havoc 3. In a review of All or Nothing, XXL’s Scott Glaysher wrote about how Banks gets overlooked in the current discussion of New York hip-hop.
“Banks’ name often gets left out of the ‘Is New York rap still alive?’ conversation but he’s actually been lowkey holding down the Big Apple in a major way. His string of mixtapes can be best described as the kind of gutter boom bap that causes a screwface and this tape is no different. The music is so deeply New York that it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Banks was recording every song while tucked away in a small home studio in the deepest and darkest corner of South Jamaica, Queens.”
The “On Fire” rapper should become more of a conversation piece with his Blue Fridays series. Banks’ latest entry is a smooth cut called “Change Lanes” featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Curren$y.