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Two Fans Stabbed At Lloyd Banks Concert

3/8/2011 8:17am EST
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Two Lloyd Banks fans were rushed to the hospital on Saturday after they were stabbed during a brawl at his gig.

The G-Unit rapper was performing at The Town Ballroom in New York when 23-year-old Clayton Webster and Anthony Marshall, 21, were stabbed repeatedly in separate incidents inside the venue.

Webster is said to be in a critical condition at the Erie County Medical Center, and Marshall is stable, reports

Police are now investigating the incidents to determine whether they were connected.

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Lloyd Banks Apologizes To Ashanti

9/10/2010 1:00pm EDT
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G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks has offered an apology to Ashanti for targeting her during his feud with her former label Murder Inc., insisting it "wasn't anything personal."

The hip-hop star was embroiled in a war-of-words with the record label after his band mate 50 Cent fell out with their artist Ja Rule in the late 1990s. During the bitter feud Banks berated Ashanti, name checking her in his 2003 single What Goes Around, saying her "sideburns are thicker than mine."

And the same year Ashanti spoke out, calling for Banks to drop the controversy: "I wish that it would cease. It's very unfo...

Assault Charges Against Lloyd Banks Dismissed

7/22/2010 3:00pm EDT
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Rapper Lloyd Banks has had assault charges filed against him in Canada dismissed.

The G-Unit star, real name Christopher Lloyd, and three of his associates were taken into custody by police in Ontario in January on suspicion of beating up club promoter Chris Hines. Hines claimed Banks showed up 90 minutes late to play a gig at the NV nightclub and was upset to discover many fans had already left. Banks is then believed to have cut his set short, prompting an argument between the rapper and Hines over his booking fee.

The promoter alleged he was later confronted by a group of four men, i...

50 Cent Schools Aspiring Business Moguls In New MTV Series

10/16/2008 7:00pm EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) was the top earning rapper in 2007, earning an astonishing $150 million, according to Forbes magazine. He parlayed a stake in Vitamin Water to a 9-figure payout and he continues to be the single savviest businessman in the music game. As he puts it, "If I was just my image, I wouldn't have made this much money." 50 Cent's success is nothing less than the American dream and this show is his coming out party as an inspiration to a new generation of street-savvy entrepreneurs. His forthcoming book, "The 50th Law," co-authored with Robert Greene ("The 48 Laws of Po...

Getting Beyond Belief

2/25/2008 10:39am EST
Beyond Belief
When you think to the late '80s and early '90s - Hip-Hop artist Kwame was an MC doing his thing like several others. In that era of Hip-Hop, it was a time of first and creativity. When Kwame was sixteen he released his first album called Kwame the Boy Genius Featuring A New Beginning in 1989. He produced it all be himself and it showed his potential as a producer. That album used a live band and delivered familiar tracks The Man We All Know and Love and The Rhythm. In the '90s, he came ready to set trend styles with a high-top fade splashed with a blond patch and attire that had polka-dots....

Celebrity Birthdays, August 13

8/13/2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to rapper Lloyd Banks (1978), "The Partridge Family" actor Danny Bonaduce (1959), singer Dan Fogelberg (1951), actor Kevin Tighe (1944), Hawaiian icon Don Ho (19300, actor Neville Brand (1920; d. 1992), actor Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1904; d. 1999), prolific film director Alfred Hitchcock (1899; d. 1980), "The Wizard of Oz" lion Bert Lahr (1895; d. 1967), and legendary wild west sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860;ld. 1926).

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

12/31/2006 3:00pm EST
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In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...

Scheduled Guests On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Next Week

10/14/2006 9:10am EDT
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Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs every weeknight (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET), features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians, human interest subjects and dangerously crazy people -- along with comedy bits and a house band.

Following are the guests scheduled to appear on the program the week of October 16-20 (subject to change):

October 16 (OAD 10/5)

1. Actress Jessica Simpson 2. Carlos Mencia 3. Musical guests The Killers

October 17

1. Actor John Stamos 2. Actor Bobcat Goldthwait 3. Musical guests Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly


Ras Kass Releases First Album Since Prison Release

9/19/2006 7:30pm EDT
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Highly respected West Coast lyricist, Ras Kass, is back with his first release since his departure from his two year stint in prison. He's on a vengeance to prove he's still got it and will verbally assault any emcee (any coast) and he's here to show that the west is definitely back on the map!! This highly anticipated new album, "Eat or Die," features some of today's hottest rappers appearing side by side with LA's finest.

Featured guests include: multi-platinum ATL poster boy T.I., Queensbridge legend Nas, Cash Money's TQ, G-Unit artists Lloyd Banks, Mobb Deep, Spider Loc, and 40 ...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 13

8/13/2006 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to rapper Lloyd Banks (1978), "The Partridge Family" actor Danny Bonaduce (1959), singer Dan Fogelberg (1951), actor Kevin Tighe (1944), Hawaiian icon Don Ho (19300, actor Neville Brand (1920; d. 1992), actor Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1904; d. 1999), prolific film director Alfred Hitchcock (1899; d. 1980), "The Wizard of Oz" lion Bert Lahr (1895; d. 1967), and legendary wild west sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860;ld. 1926).

Shakira, Chili Peppers Lead List Of Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards

7/31/2006 12:20pm EDT
Hip-shaker Shakira and the rejuvenated Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the field with seven noms each, followed closely by the majestic Madonna and upstart Las Vegas rockers Panic! at the Disco, both with five nods. Christina Aguilera is next with four.

Nominations in the major categories are:


Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man"

Madonna: "Hung Up"

Panic! at the Disco: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Dani California"

Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: "Hips Don't Lie"


Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot...

Check Out Lloyd Banks' New Single, "Hands Up"

6/20/2006 11:39am EDT
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Lloyd Banks makes his return this summer with his second disc, "Rotten Apple." Give his new single "Hands Up" a listen right here: the track features 50 Cent and was produced by none other than Eminem.

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Lloyd Banks' "Rotten Apple" Drops July 18

5/16/2006 9:30pm EDT
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Lloyd Banks is back with his sophomore album Rotten Apple, slated for release on July 18th

Check out his new single, "My House," right here:

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Busta Rhymes Has Worthy Collaborators on 'Big Bang'

5/11/2006 12:12pm EDT
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Multi-platinum recording artist Busta Rhymes will release his Aftermath Entertainment debut, "The Big Bang," on June 13. The album, his first in three years, showcases a combination of two of the most dynamic, creative forces in hip-hop music as Busta Rhymes teams with super-producer and Aftermath chief, Dr. Dre.

"The Big Bang's" initial offering, the Swizz Beatz produced "Touch It," and its remix, which features Mary J. Blige, Lloyd Banks, DMX, Rah Digga and Papoose, are currently searing airwaves worldwide.

The second single, the offbeat "I Love My Bitch," which features Kelis...

50 Cent Releasing Book Series

11/16/2005 9:36am EST
50 Cent
50 Cent is to release a series of "street" books. The rap star - who has already turned his hand to acting after starring in the semi-autobiographical film 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' - is planning to launch his own publishing house, G-Unit Books, in association with MTV/Pocket Books, who released his memoir 'From Pieces To Weight'.

The company will publish "street fiction" and the initial releases will feature works by the members of 50's G-Unit group, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck.

According to reports, the rapper hopes to have the company up and running by early 2007, but ...

New Music From 50 Cent

11/4/2005 4:45pm EST
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The soundtrack to the upcoming video game 50 Cent: Bulletproof boasts more than eight hours of classic, current and exclusive music from 50 Cent and G-Unit. Fans and gamers will appreciate the 13 never-before-released tracks and remixes including new exclusive songs from 50 Cent -- "Pimp Pt2," "I'm A Rider" and "Maybe We Crazy," and more than 100 instrumental tracks. The game features exclusive remixes by renowned hip hop and G-Unit executive producer Sha Money XL, as well as tracks from 50 Cent's multi-platinum albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. Hit songs from G-Unit's Lloy...