Lloyd Banks Working On New Album, Set To Drop Single With Juelz Santana

Lloyd Banks has been hard at work.There is an official LP that may drop around summer and an official single with  Juelz Santana called "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" dropping in the next couple of weeks.

"I'm just starting back," he said. "I've been so focused with taking over the street and people hearing me back on that market – so when I come with the official records, they'll appreciate it more. 'Beamer, Benz or Bentley,' It's a club record, party record, car record. It's a lot of energy and something new. It's a sound that ain't out there right now."

Banks is about to go back on an overseas tour lasting from February until April. In the spring, he due to start a U.S. trek with the G-Unit, during which he'll be recording the album and hopefully coming up with a name for the project. On the street level, a Lost Tapes-style mixtape of unreleased songs is coming soon – and, of course, V5 is out now.

"I got a few new followers behind V5," Banks said. "People just catching on. For those who been following me since last September, they should be familiar that it's the fifth volume of the Five and Better series – my personal favorite. I kind of envisioned it this way. I told them I was gonna give them five mixtapes in a year.

"It's sequenced like an album. I wanted to go through different zones," he added. "I had records like 'Sh---y City,' which had significance because it's part two from the 'Sh---y City' that was a part of the Gang Green series. The record 'Look Ma,' it's my most personal record on the album. I'm speaking to my mother. I got a young mom – she appreciates it and she loves to see me successful. 'Rather Be Me,' I had that record for a few years. My favorite record is 'I Do.' I was getting up to the beat for two weeks. I had a good zone on this mixtape."