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Lloyd Banks Assures Fans He’s Still “Punchline King” at NYC Show

Last night (May 26th) Power 105.1 presented their Power Live concert with G-unit rapper Lloyd Banks to a packed house at New York City’s B.B. King Blues Club. But before the Boy Wonder could take the stage, the opening acts had to get through the tough New York crowd.

First up to bat was new Roc Nation artist Range. The hip-hop audience was unkind to the R&B singer, booing him off the stage. DJ Clue took the spotlight next, introducing his latest protégé, Young Dose. Surprisingly the Atlanta artist got a good reaction from concert goers, especially during his performance of “Where They Do That At”.

A little after midnight, Lloyd Banks finally burst onto the stage. Blu Hefner came out spitting tracks from his first mixtape, Money in the Bank. Reminding fans that’s he’s still “The Punchline King,” the Queens rapper then aptly jumped into more of his lyric heavy, earlier material.

Banks then took fans back to The Hunger For More era, by performing “I’m So Fly,” “Ain’t No Click” and “Warrior,” followed by, “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Poppin Them Things,” and “I Smell Pussy” off of G-unit’s Beg For Mercy album. He then brought out rap partner Tony Yayo to help him with fan favorites “Straight Outta Southside.” “Rider Part 2” and “Put Them Up.”

Saving the best for last, Banks closed out his set with his smash single, “Beamer, Benz or Bentley.”

Next up for Banks, Yayo and crew leader 50 Cent is their Invitation Tour, hitting stops throughout the U.S. The first stop is in Detroit’s Chene Part this Saturday. —Donovan Moore

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