Lloyd Banks is not feeling Shyne's comeback. The former Bad Boy MC returned to hip-hop last week by releasing his first track in over nine years titled, "Messiah," and several other freestyles to follow up.
While many have since reserved judgment on the rapper's progress, G-Unit soldier Lloyd Banks, was very candid in expressing his opinion.
"I wouldn’t call it a comeback. I’d call it a setback, if anything," Banks bluntly offered in an interview with BET.com. "I can’t explain it. I don’t know if he stopped rapping or he just decided to hold out until he came home."
While Banks' viewpoint might be digested as hate, the Queens MC is only familiar with pre-prison Shyne, not the newly released version.
"I can’t say he missed something because he rapped before he went in you know what I’m saying?" Banks explained. "He sounds like someone who was in jail and then came home rapping, not the other way around. I’m not digging what he’s got going on right now and that’s just my honest opinion. My brutally honest opinion."
Lloyd Banks is currently putting the finishing touches on his third solo effort, "The Hunger For More 2," which is slated for a 2010 summer release. No word yet on which label will distribute the project.