G-Unit Records Teams With EMI, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo Secure Deals
UPDATE: Lloyd Banks' "Hunger For More 2" is expected November 23, teams with former Murder Inc. singer Lloyd for second single "Any Girl."
As promised earlier in the week, Lloyd Banks revealed his new label situation in a deal with G-Unit/EMI Records. More than just Banks, the deal reportedly will affect the label homes to the rest of the G-Unit roster, which is believed to include 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Spider Loc and Mazaradi Fox.
Banks' The Hunger For More 2 will be the first release from the partnership. The Queens, New York rapper and member of the G-Unit group confirmed the news to AllHipHop.com earlier today. Banks and EMI Executive Vice President Mike Harris both spoke to the site, confirming the enthusiasm for both parties.
Tony Yayo's latest album is said to follow Banks'. Many speculated that the imprint and artists would reconvene with former G-Unit President Sha Money XL, who recently took an A&R post at Def Jam. This summer, Capitol Records staff, who work under the EMI umbrella, said that 50 Cent was signing with the Los Angeles major.
Visit AllHipHop.com to read the rappers' reactions to the signing. (August 13)
UPDATE: MTV.com has learned that Banks' third solo album, The Hunger For More 2 is planned for November 23 release. The rapper's second single is "Any Girl" featuring former Murder Inc. artist Lloyd.