With a renewed bounce in his step, Banks is back to prove he still has what it takes to be a top spitter in the game. Borrowing Black Moon’s “How Many MC’s” beat to count up some new currency and accuse the new breed of switching lanes on a whim, Banks loads up the flamethrower, spitting “Beg to be around and got a little problem asking/ Then they flip into their mask again.” Team switchers, be on notice.
The same candid insights and timely news scoops he was dropping into his flows a decade ago have begun to surface once again. While Fabolous and DJ Clue may have kickstarted this throwback era of freestyles over classic beats with his Friday Night series, an artist like Banks is always welcome from fans who appreciate good lyricism.
Yo Banks, can we please get the next one over the “Tried By 12” instrumental?