According to MTV’s Mixtape Monday:
“The industry scorned him because he’s a rapper’s rapper,” XL added. “He doesn’t sit through marketing meetings and know the politics of radio — or even the little backlash coming. When Banks came out, he had to fight a lot of hate. It wasn’t based on music no more; it was the politics.”
Sha is predicting big things for the album Banks is currently cooking up. “The album he’s working on is amazing and he’s coming back like Jay-Z after ‘Sunshine,'” he said. “[Sometimes] you get that one album that don’t connect, but Banks’ fans is still with him. He’s still touring and doing shows like sh– is all the way right. He’s coming to beat their heads in — he on some lyrical exercise.
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I think Banks last album wasn’t as bad as people were saying. He can definitely make a comeback, whether it is with G-Unit or not.