DMX Says Lloyd Banks Is Not A Top Lyricist; Banks Responds

DMX doesn’t seem to be a fan of Lloyd Banks. Or at least he has a certain gripe against him.


Lloyd Banks is considered as one of the greatest punchline emcees ever and an elite lyricist but DMX doesn’t agree. The rap veteran went live on Instagram with Fatman Scoop over the weekend where he spoke on wanting to battle Jay-Z, greatest rappers of all time list and more.

When Scoop was listing out all the rappers he thinks are in the conversation of being great, he named Lloyd Banks. But X immediately cut him, questioning why Banks is on the list. “Lloyd Banks? Lyrical?” X said. “Lloyd Banks of course, he had some of the illest lines ever,” Scoop replied.

Following that, X asked Scoop if could quote four bars from Banks which he wasn’t able to deliver. Watch the video above (at the 7 minute mark). Banks has seen the clip it seems as he reacted to the development on Twitter. “I have no clue..god bless him,” the G-Unit rapper said in response to a fan who pointed out what X said. In another tweet, he hinted that X might be mad at him since he didn’t go to the studio when he invited Banks to record. “So because I didn’t come to the studio to work when HE reached out..I’m not that good?” he said.

In his new book Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, 50 Cent said he was disappointed at the unfulfilled potential of his G-Unit members, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. In recent weeks, Banks has dropped three freestyles, with a full project reportedly on the way.