H.F.M., Vol. 2 (The Hunger for More, Vol. 2)

H.F.M., Vol. 2 (The Hunger for More, Vol. 2)

by Lloyd Banks


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H.F.M., Vol. 2 (The Hunger for More, Vol. 2)

Hip-hop sequels were all too common when Lloyd Banks' 2010 release H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) hit the shelves, but besides generating sales, the title does serve a purpose. The satisfying third release finds the G-Unit soldier returning to the fire and punch of his debut album, the first Hunger for More, and making up for the sophomore slump he experienced on 2006's Rotten Apple. Full-on gangsta numbers like the opening "Take 'Em to War" -- made even more gangsta by a Tony Yayo appearance -- bring back the mixtape excitement the gruff Banks excels at, while hook-filled yet hard singles like "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" and "Start It Up" -- which comes with the all-star guests of Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, and Fabolous -- help round out the album, making it acceptable for an aboveground, official release. With names like Styles P and Raekwon also on the guest list, true hip-hop fans will be satisfied, and when label boss and ringleader 50 Cent shows up for the worthwhile "Payback," the G-Unit faithful are well served. At 13 tracks the album feels right-sized, not overstuffed, and Banks himself is in fine form throughout, delivering stone cold and slow punch lines that are as lethal as ever. When it comes to evolution, there's really none, but even though he's been here before, veteran fans will appreciate his return.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2010
Label: G-Unit Records
UPC: 5099991804129
catalogNumber: 18041

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd Banks   Primary Artist
Ky Miller   Percussion

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
A. McKenzie   Composer
Nancie Stern   Sample Clearance
Ryan Leslie   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Composer
Nick Speed   Producer
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League   Producer
Ky Miller   Engineer
Dready   Producer
Noah Goldstein   Engineer
Tim Saroce   Engineer
N. Jackson   Composer
E. Ortiz   Composer
C. McCormick   Composer
R. Leslie   Composer
K. Crowe   Composer
D. Styles   Composer
M. Forno   Composer
Frank Dukes   Producer
P. Jackson   Composer
K. Nolan   Composer
M. Bernard   Composer
Dre McKenzie   Producer,Vocal Producer
Pat Viala   Engineer
Jeremy Felton   Composer
Jesse Morav   Engineer
Gregorio "G'Sparkz" Ford   Producer
Grandz Muzik   Producer
Doe Pesci   Engineer
Dirk Pate   Producer
Bliz Money   Producer
Alberto Erazo   Art Direction
William A. Moss   Composer
WatcherZ   Producer
Sharon Salamone   Administration
Pawel Szarejko   Engineer

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