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Lloyd banks pt 2

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Christopher Charles Lloyd better known by his stage name Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and member of the rap group G-Unit. Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Queens, he dropped out of high school and joined G-Unit in 2003. G-Unit released two albums, Beg for Mercy in 2003 and T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight) in 2008. Banks released his first solo album The Hunger for More in 2004 with the top ten single "On Fire". He followed with Rotten Apple in 2006 and left Interscope Records in 2009. Banks was born in New Carrolton, Maryland, to a mother of Puerto Rican descent and a Haitian-American father.[1] His father spent most of Lloyd's childhood in prison,[2] leaving his mother to raise him and his two siblings, Anthony and Damion.[3] Lloyd attended August Martin High School[4] but dropped out at age 16.[2] For his stage name, he took his great, great-grandfather's name, "Banks", which was passed on by his uncles who also shared it. Banks was shot twice in September 2001, by what is believed to be stray gunfire in his neighborhood . Tony Yayo, being an older and more experienced rapper, joined 50 Cent on the Nas Promo Tour, the Cash Money Tour and the Ruff Ryders Tour. As Banks remained at home waiting for 50 and Yayo to return, he started rappin around the neighborhood to further increase his buzz on the streets. He then hooked up with neighborhood producers and made tracks for local mixtapes. Lloyd Banks has a renowned reputation on the mixtape scene.