Juelz Santana Brings out Lloyd Banks at XXL‘s Haiti Benefit Concert [Video]

Despite the oncoming blizzard making its way towards the Big Apple, hip-hop fans came out in droves last night (February 9) to support Haiti to attend XXL’s benefit concert at New York City’s Webster Hall.

The Drama King, DJ Kay Slay, warmed the crowd up, before Styles P opened up the show. The Yonkers MC went through a bevy of past hits, including “Locked Up” and “Good Times.” The Ghost also had a bone to pick with MTV’s Hottest MCs list, saying, “I don’t know about y’all top 10 list” before performing “Fuck You.”

Next up was Dipset Capo Jim Jones. With up-and-coming rapper Sen City serving as his hypeman, the Harlemite kept the crowd warm with his hit, “Summer Wit’ Miami.” Jones also blessed the crowd with “Pop Champagne” and his breakout single, “We Fly High,” among other songs.

At the top of the bill was fellow Diplomat Juelz Santana. The Skull Gang General performed a lot of new material, including “Harlem Forever” and his new song, “Mixing up the Medicine,” which got a huge response from fans. But the biggest moment of the night was when Juelz brought out G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks to perform their new collaboration “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” [Watch Below].

All proceeds from the show were donated on behalf of the participating artists to The American Red Cross’s earthquake relief effort in Haiti. —William Nilly

  • Lazer Rayy

    banks is hustlin out here to get that single poppin’ , its a good track over all lookin forward to an album by him , p.s ellz is still the truth

  • http://twitter.com/yayo4000 Yayo4000

    Epic Collabo
    of 2 of their cliques youngest guys.
    Bank$ just needs more promo&features on his albums.
    Rotten Apple&Hunger for more are 2 of my G unit Classics.
    I Have endless Juelz Albums&mixtapes

    • Soul Child

      Hell Yeah, that fool fell off hard and I don’t see him getting the spotlight back. It’s true that Banks has some potential but I don’t think Fifty is going to let him reach it because he is still under contract and I don’t think he’ll be released anytime soon!

  • AZ40

    Styles P don’t worry bout that bullshit list, we may see more Banks Santana collabos seeing as Santana signed Banks cousin

  • REALLY

    Yeah, this is a serious hit for Bank$. 50 is doing the right thing by staying clear of his production.

  • jtm

    nobody gives a fuck about them any more

  • The real chris

    Im like fuck llyod banks never felt this dude and he need to sit it down dont see y 50 fuck with this square ass clown.

  • Gift

    to keep it 100, if 50 didn’t have banks, then he ain’t got shit. nobody else on that roster of g-unit even make me wanna half way listen to it, let alone cop it. Banks is a beast lyrically, but he nees to pick his production better, and just get back in the groove. To this day, I feel like Young Buck was the best nigga they had, aside from 50 “at that particular time”.

  • KiLLuMiNaTii

    I seriously cant believe Bank$ is fuckin wit that punk ass nigga Juelz.

  • Killa

    Glad to see this collab Happen. If them slow ass half retarded South Niggas can come together and sell records off they Bullshit why can’t the East. WE STARTED THIS RAP SHIT!!!

  • GIFT

    @KILLA

    MY NIGGA HAVE U BEEN NOT LOOKING AT THE GAME?
    THE SOUTH NIGGAS BEEN WORKING WITH EACH OTHER ON A BUNCH OF SONGS. i’M NOT GONNA SIT HERE AND NAME THEM ALL, BUT COME ON MY NIGGA. YEAH IT’S TRUE, HIPHOP DID ORIGINATE IN THE EAST COAST, BUT WE AIN’T SLOW DOWN HERE PLAYBOY. wE JUST DO SHIT DIFFERENTLY. FOR US TO BE SLOW, WE’VE SURE BEEN RUNNIN CIRCLES ROUND THE EAST COAST LAST FEW YEARS IN THIS GAME. jAY-Z IS THE ONLY NIGGA PUTTING IT DOWN HARD OUT THERE FOR YALL. NO HATE OR DISRESPECT. JUST THE TRUTH. NIGGAS ALWAYS HATEN ON THE SOUTH, BUT TRY TO STEAL NIGGAS SWAG, AND TALK LIKE US, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SLOW AND RETARDED? COME AGAIN PLAYBOY. REAL TALK.

    • AZ40

      Yeah, no doubut, I’m from the east but bullshit is bullshit no matter where’s it’s from, and niggas got hot shit from all over hell even in other countries. Niggas need to stop havin’ that tribalist mentality and just fuck wit’ hot shit no matter where it’s from

      • LV

        But you gotta understand that like 90% of the music in the south is some real bull shit. There’s bull shit in other places but the south got it the worse.

        • KiLLuMiNaTii

          @ LV
          CO-SIGN,…FUCK THE SOUTH.

          “The Skull Gang General performed a lot of new material, including “Harlem Forever” and his new song, “Mixing up the Medicine,” which got a huge response from fans.”

          …BOTH “HARLEM FOREVER” & “MIXIN UP THE MEDICINE” ARE GARBAGE ASS FUCKIN JOINTS. HOW COULD THEY GENERATE A SERIOUS BUZZ?!? Pac, Pun, Big L, & Biggie Must Be Turning In Their Grave.

          P.S. IM SOOO FUCKIN SICK OF THE WORD “SWAG” NOW

  • Mr. Q

    Co-sign Gift!
    Way to defend your home, with facts to back it up. The South does work together all the time. I’m from the L.A. area and I don’t let an artist’s home-base determine if I like their music or not. Good music is good music.
    I just dig that artists are starting to put their egos aside to work together.

  • the real chris

    And thats cause yal listen to that radio bull i mean gucci, wackaflaca and i could name a few more but the point is yal forget bout guys like luda,tip trick daddy and outcast.they get no respect but our some of the best.

  • The real chris

    oh and gift i dont know bout when u said 50 would’nt be shit without lloyd banks cause 50 dope by himself hell he is g-unit,i do agree with u bout young buck cause dude is dope and wish he was still with 50.oh yeah i had forgot to name jeezy in that other msg but people sleep on him to and he is a special rapper who has hell of talent

    • LV

      That’s the other 10% man. lmao and personally All the real people you mentioned are some of my favorite artists, especially Outkast. And I like 50 and Lloyd, and Jeezy. We’re on the same team.

  • LV

    And to be honest, everybody knows damn well when the full G-Unit roster from Mobb Deep to Game to Mase (even though he only came out with one song) was together, nobody was touching them. I miss those days.

  • caino

    As long as l’m here l’m gonna grab cheques/
    and make my cash stretch longer than giraffes necks//

    Banks is fiiire!! alwasy has been , just needs to get away from fiddy and start collabing with some dope peeps!!

    PS – l dont understand the hate towards the south?? l mean NY or the east coast relase just as much piss as the South, only difference is the South have been releasing some dope stuff as well …….NY step ya rap game up ! 1

  • ollie montaine

    and to think i won tickets at the last minute but couldnt attend the event=thanx 1,000,000 percent to xxl magazine,p.s. i was snowed in in delaware

  • The real chris

    thats whats good lv,and yeah u right when g-unit was in total strength in numbers theres was no stoppin g-unit they was defently something special all ecept lloyd .lol but shit 50 forever the best out of them all

  • GIFT

    NIGGA FUCK U NIGGAS ON HERE RIDIN THE EAST COAST DICK. FUCK THE SOUTH? MAN WE GOT LUDA, FACE, TI, OUTKAST, BALL AND MJG, KAMIKAZE, PILL, BUN B (UGK), LITTLE BROTHER, DJ PREMIER (WHO IS FROM PRAIRE VIEW, TX), KILLA MIKE, AND MORE THAT i DON’T FEEL LIKE NAMING. tHE NIGGAS i JUST NAMED WOULD RUN CIRCLES AROUND THE LUKEWARM EAST COAST NIGGAS YALL GOT OUT RIGHT NOW. DIP SET IS DEFUNCT, AND THEY GOT ON THAT SOUTH SHIT EARLY, 50 TRIED TO BE ON SOME SOUTH SHIT EARLY, PHAT JOE FUCKED WITH THE SOUTH EARLY. iT’S A BUNCH OF NIGGAS OUT THE EAST THAT FUCKED WITH THE SOUTH, CUZ WE HOT BITCHES. i GOT LOVE FOR SOME ARTIST UP NORTH, BUT IN THE SAME TOKEN, FUCK ALL U NIGGAZ WHO GOT A PROBLEM WIT THE SOUTH. OUR SIDE IS WAY BIGGER DEN GUCCI AND FLOCKA. SHIT i DON’T BANG THEY SHIT AT ALL. i LIKE LYRICIST, AND YOU OL WILL FOO FOO AZZ NIGGAS NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE THE SOUTH AIN’T GOT LYRICIST. mOST OF THE RADIO OUTLETS AND MEDIA COMPANIES ARE IN THE EAST COAST, SO TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE BULLSHIT THAT THEY DECIDE TO FORCEFEED THE AIRWAVES WITH. THERE ARE AT LEAST 4 OR 5 NIGGAS i JUST NAMED WHO WOULD EAT THE SO CALLED “DIP SET” GENERAL ALIVE. i SHOW CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE, BUT NIGGAS ON HERE NEED TO GET REAL, GET DOWN, AND QUIT HATING THE SOUTH. BITCH!!!!!!

  • Gift

    i’M NOT ONE TO JUST SAY FUCK NIGGAS, ESPECIALLY IF i DON’T KNOW YOU, BUT IN THE SAME TOKEN, A NIGGA GET TIRED OF PEOPLE HATIN ON THE SOUTH. WE GOT REAL TALENT DOWN HERE, AND ALOT OF CATS GOT IT MISCONSTRUED. wHOEVER ON THIS SITE GOT LOVE FOR THE REAL NIGGAS IN THE SOUTH, THEN THAT’S WUTZ UP, BUT TO NIGGAS HATEN AND TALKIN DOWN, DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST. STUDY THE GAME. NIGGAS IN THE SOUTH AIN’T GOT SHIT TO DO WITH WHAT THEY PLAY ON THE RADIO STATIONS. tHINK ABOUT IT. iF U IN THE GAME, UNLESS YOU GOTTA GOOD SYSTEM TO BACK YOU, YOU’RE GONNA TRY TO MAKE AT LEAST ONE RECORD THAT WILL GET YOU IN THE MIX, AND UNFORTUNATELY, ALOT OF THE POWER PLAYAS IN THE INDUSTRY DON’T GIVE A FUCK BOUT THE MUSIC NO MORE. iT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY, AND BULLSHIT SWAG, AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER SHIT THAT DON’T MAKE NO SENSE. THE GAME IS IN A FUCKED UP STATE RIGHT NOW, AND RATHER THAN THE REAL POWER PLAYAS IN THE INDUSTRY FUCKIN WIT THE REAL CATS, THEY CHOSE THE COON ASS NIGGAS TO PORTRAY WHAT THE SOUTH IS, AND THERE DEPICTION COULDN’T BE ANY MORE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

    • LV

      Lol.. Did you even read what I said?

  • mrproh

    first off the west coast is where raps future is..i could name countless artists that are new to the game but that are fire.these cats,santana and banks,been had a chance to make it big..they luke warm..banks can be great but he needs to leave g-unit.like buck and game.if game didnt leave g-unit,or get kicked out, you wouldnt have rappers like nipsey hussle,glasses malone,jayrock,clyde carson,and others..banks needs to move on his own..50 over there singing about having babies n shit lol.fuck that.the nigga is trash.ay banks theres no future with 50 and yayo lol

  • Nicky P

    Hunger for more is a personal Classic. Yes south is ruining hip hop. But hip-hop doesnt even exist anymore. Its rap! Hip hop is underground officially. The whole Gunit camp was on fire at the time. No doubt. I still FUCKS WIT GAME! Forever the best out the camp. Banks aside from Game will always be the best. I am from the west but a dipset fan (mainly cause Killa Kam) but happy to see the colabo