Lloyd Banks Speaks On Gold Single Success

Rapper Lloyd Banks has commented on his recent gold plaque for his hit single "Beamer, Benz or Bentley."

Lloyd Banks revealed that the hit single was recorded on a shoestring budget.

"Climate wise, as far as the economy goes, it's a beautiful thing man,"

Banks said in a statement. "When you are coming from an independent

standpoint, an independent gold record is really a platinum record and a

platinum record is a double platinum record. This record was recorded

in my home, mixed and mastered out the pocket. G-Unit as a record label

worked it, and here we are: 500,000 copies sold a few months later."

Lloyd Banks is preparing to release H.F.M. 2., his first full-length album since 2006's Rotten Apple.

H.F.M. 2. features guest appearances by G-Unit members 50 Cent and Tony Yayo.

Former rival Styles P also checks in, along with Pusha T, Jeremih, Ryan Leslie, and Akon.

H.F.M.2 is slated to land in stores November 23rd on 50 Cent's G-Unit imprint.