Rotten Apple

Rotten Apple

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by Lloyd Banks
     
 

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After a promising debut, G-Unit soldier Lloyd Banks hedged his bets, subdued the hungry, punch line-filled style that defined him, and delivered a so-so effort that coasts on the G-Unit formula. With an EP's worth of heat -- the infectious single "Hands Up" with 50 Cent being the hottest -- Rotten Apple is no…  See more details below

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After a promising debut, G-Unit soldier Lloyd Banks hedged his bets, subdued the hungry, punch line-filled style that defined him, and delivered a so-so effort that coasts on the G-Unit formula. With an EP's worth of heat -- the infectious single "Hands Up" with 50 Cent being the hottest -- Rotten Apple is no disaster, and there's no doubt the G-Unit faithful will get twice as much out of this than everyone else, especially with the G-Unit universe guest list and the numerous raw, freestyle-flavored productions that sound like they fell off a G-Unit Radio mixtape. The long, word-filled flows are here, as are the humorous stingers Banks likes to drop, but his delivery is surprisingly weary, and often on the more street tracks, the production is drab, making it easy to drift away from the words no matter how sharp. Luckily, G-Unit's bag of hooks just keeps on giving, and when Rotten Apple goes for polish, it succeeds. Besides "Hands Up," there's the cool "Help" -- a "one for the ladies" track with Keri Hilson -- and "You Know the Deal" with Rakim, which sounds exactly how Mobb Deep's G-Unit debut should have. Rocking it with a trio of Southern ballers -- Young Buck, Scarface, and 8Ball -- Banks offers the excellent "Iceman" before closing with "Gilmore's," one of those loose, casual, and satisfying numbers G-Unit members always seem to drop at or toward the end of their albums. "Iceman" and "Gilmore's" suggest Banks is the last soldier who should fall into the "I own this/I own that" or "I moved this many units/You didn't move nearly as many" ruts G-Unit is famous for, but he does, too often to ignore. The highlights are way high, but the album as a whole is "fans-only."

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
Label:
G-Unit Records
UPC:
0602517000490
catalogNumber:
000702302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd Banks   Primary Artist
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Dave Holmes   Guitar
Mike Severson   Guitar
Scram Jones   scratching
Stu "Bassie" Brooks   Bass
Daniel Jones   Guitar,Keyboards
Steve King   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Rev. C.L. Franklin   Composer
D. Morris   Composer
Luis Resto   Producer
Havoc   Producer
Steve Sola   Engineer
Eminem   Producer
Carlisle Young   Engineer
50 Cent   Executive Producer
Nancie Stern   Sample Clearance
Tony Campana   Engineer
10   Producer
Ron Browz   Producer
Dru Castro   Engineer
Nicole Frantz   Creative Assistance
Bruce Waynne   Producer
Dirty Swift   Producer
9th Wonder   Producer
Chris Styles   Producer
Alex Ortiz   Engineer
Yvette Gayle   Publicity
Nick Speed   Producer
David Saslow   Promoter
Taurus Scott   Engineer
Joshua Fisher   Marketing
C.J. King   Composer
Daniel Jones   Producer
Sgt. C. Jackson   Composer
Andrew Flad   Marketing
Machavelli   Producer,Engineer
Jermaine Mobley   Producer
Dave Morris   Producer
Don Robinson   Marketing
Herve Romain   Promoter
Prince Maestro   Producer,Engineer,Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner   Mastering
Jack Polo   Composer

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Rotten Apple 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lloyd Banks is back at it again with his second album "Rotten Apple" Despite a lot of questioning on G-Unit records lately, this album definatley doesnt dissapoint. It has the sound of New York all over it. 1)Rotten Apple(feat. 50 cent & Prodigy) 8/10 2)Survival 9/10 3)Playboy Part 2 7/10 4)The Cake 10/10 5)Make a Move 9.5/10 6)Hands Up(feat. 50 cent) 9/10 7)Help 8/10 8)Addicted 7/10 9)You Know the Deal(feat. Rakim) 10/10 10)Get Clapped(feat. Mobb Deep) 10/10 11)Stranger 7.5/10 12)Change 8/10 13)NY NY(feat. Tony Yayo) 9.5/10 14)One Night Stand 8/10 15)Iceman(feat. Young Buck, 8ball, Scarface) 5/10 16)Gilmores 7.5/10 Overall:8/10---well worth the 10 bucks...any current or past G-Unit fan would be satisfied.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lloyd banks came back hard with this one not as good as his 1st but still i would say the best in gunit songs like "get clapped" "stranger" "help" are all great classics