Mr. “Beamer Benz or Bentley“, Lloyd Banks, along with Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek as Reflection Eternal, will join hip hop forces for a concert at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square on April 29.
Banks continues to ride the wave of success unleashed from the monster hit “Beamer, Benz or Bentley“, his single with Juelz Santana that was the song of the season. That effort spawned dozens of remixes and remakes, briefly swinging the commercial hip hop spotlight back on the NY area. His upcoming album, tentatively known as Hunger For More Part 2 is expected out soon.
Reflection Eternal is enjoying a reunion after years apart, to be punctuated by their release Revolutions Per Minute.
As concerts go, this one, presented by ThisIs50.com, is a somewhat odd pairing, likely to mix an audience of gritty street hip hop lovers who gravitate toward the G-Unit collective and boom bap purists who favor the lyricism of an artist like Kweli. This is a a good look for New York area hip hop, which despite a reputation for exhibiting a lack of crosstown collaborative respect, has recently been working to shed that image.